A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

Garage Door Damage Horror Stories

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 26, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Many homeowners use their garage as their home’s main entry and exit. This means the garage door is opened and closed practically every day, probably more than once. With this kind of usage, the garage door and system can easily become worn or damaged. In the same vein, many businesses (car washes, auto dealerships, firehouses, and more) need their commercial garage doors to work properly in order for their business to thrive as well as to provide security and energy efficiency. 

Read More

Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, garage door repair, maintenance

6 Garage Door Security Tips

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Dec 2, 2021 9:42:10 AM

We all know to lock our doors and windows at night, but what about your garage door? Is your home really as secure as you think? Is the convenience of a traditional remote-operated garage door opener worth the potential security risk if somebody accesses your remote? Here are some helpful tips for keeping your house and family as safe as possible.

Read More

Topics: residential doors, maintenance

4 Tips to Prepare Your Garage for Summer

Posted by Steve Bouchard on May 4, 2020 3:45:00 PM

It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! While a break from the cold may be nice, warmer weather tends to be hard on your home—especially your garage door. Heat gets trapped inside your garage and makes things expand, causing wear on the springs and tracks within your garage door system. Here are four tips to help you prepare and protect your garage from a potentially damaging summer. 

Read More

Topics: homeowner information, residential doors, maintenance

How to Tell If Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 24, 2019 2:29:00 PM

Your overhead garage door is used multiple times a day for years. With that kind of consistent use, it’s natural for things to get worn down and eventually break. For instance, your garage springs are responsible for offsetting the weight of the overhead door so it is easy to open and close. Since garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds, it’s incredibly important to make sure a broken spring is replaced as soon as possible, before it does irreparable damage to your garage door—or worse, someone gets hurt. How can you tell if it is broken, and what should you do if it is? 

Read More

Topics: garage door repair, maintenance

What General Maintenance Should I Plan for My Garage Door System?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 5, 2019 1:58:00 PM

You use your garage door every day, often multiple times. To keep it in working order, it’s important to plan regular maintenance on your system. While you should leave some repairs to the pros, there are some steps you can take as a homeowner to maintain your garage door system. Use the following steps as your guide to general garage door maintenance. 

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, homeowner information, maintenance

Subscribe to Email Updates

About WD Door

WD Door is a privately owned overhead door and operator company with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial fields. We work closely with both our customers and manufacturers to ensure high quality overhead door products and customer service.

Recent Posts