A Des Moines Garage Door Blog

Don't Try This at Home: Garage Door Edition

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Sep 5, 2019 10:47:00 AM

When issues arise with your home, it can be satisfying to be the one to research and implement solutions. Many people have become do-it-yourself (DIY) experts in the last several years, and completing certain projects done at home can save time and money.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair

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

Is Your Garage Door Track Bent? Here’s What to Do

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 2, 2018 7:03:00 PM

Your garage door is an important part of your day-to-day routine, so it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape. If you think your garage door track may be bent, it’s important to address the situation right away. Bent garage door tracks can lead to serious harm to you or your property.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

Should I Repair My Own Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 14, 2018 6:01:00 PM

Thanks to the vast amount of information available to us on the internet, many home repair projects have turned into fairly simple DIYs. From painting your cabinets to installing new landscaping, there are plenty of DIY projects that are perfect for you to take on as a novice. However, repairing your garage door is not one of them.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair

Garage Door Repair Tips & Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 10, 2018 7:11:00 PM

As you approach your home with a carload of groceries, you press the button to raise your garage door. Nothing happens. You press it a few more times, frustrated, but still nothing. Before you call a professional service provider to fix a door that won’t go up or down properly, check the following.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

Garage Door Springs vs. Cables

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Aug 16, 2017 2:25:00 PM

Cables and springs are some of the most important components of a garage door system. Today, we’ll give you an overview of what they are, how they work, and why you shouldn’t attempt to repair either of them on your own unless you're absolutely qualified.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information

I Can’t Get My Garage Door to Close!

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 4, 2017 9:41:00 AM

Owning a garage door has its ups and downs…and sometimes the ups aren’t positive ones. If you attempt to close your garage door and it either doesn't move or it pops back up before shutting all the way, something is obviously wrong. There could be a few reasons for these problems. The answer may be easier to find than you think. On the other hand, the problem could be serious and expensive to fix, but let’s stay positive and explore the simple solutions first.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

Is Your Garage Ready for Summer Storms?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jun 27, 2017 9:27:00 AM

If you live in Des Moines, Iowa, or elsewhere in the Midwest, you’ve most likely experienced a power outage due to a violent storm at some point. When your electricity goes out, you lose more than the light in your home; the electricity powering your garage door will also be lost. What if your garage door won’t open when you need to rush off to work in the morning? We often don’t think of these types of problems until they actually occur, and then we’re left stressed and annoyed at the sudden inconvenience.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation, homeowner information, garage door operators

Is It Time to Replace My Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Mar 1, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Have you been wondering lately if it’s about time to replace your garage door? Sometimes, repairs can allow your door to run smoothly for many years to come. Other times, parts are just too worn down or damaged to keep going for much longer. In this case, replacing your door is likely a much better way to invest your money.

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair

Why Does My Garage Door Get Stuck When It's Cold?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Feb 8, 2017 9:59:00 AM

Throughout the winter, you may experience problems with your garage door system due to cold temperatures. Maybe your garage door is stuck, makes too much noise while operating, or has trouble opening and closing. These problems are common in the winter and are often due to one of the following situations.

Are you stuck and need help right now? We can do it! 

Read More

Topics: residential garage door repair, residential garage door installation

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