Your garage door is used multiple times a day, 365 days a year. That makes it one of the most used doors in your home. Many of us do not think of garage door maintenance when we are thinking about home improvement projects, but the fact is, this should be something that we think about on an annual basis. Rise & Shine Garage Doors focuses on all types of garage door repair and maintenance and can develop a routine maintenance plan for your garage door. Routine maintenance will extend the life of your garage door and make sure that it remains safe for you and your family. It also prevents bigger problems from forming and can save you time and money in the long run.
Just like any other major home appliance, your garage door needs routine care and maintenance in order to work properly. Garage door repairs can range for very minor to major–and the team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors specializes in helping homeowners when the repairs require professional assistance. If you are in doubt, we always recommend that you give us a call before trying a repair that you are not comfortable with. But there are times when you can troubleshoot before giving us a call. Here are some basic garage door repair tips to try yourself before
Think about just how many times you open and close your garage door each day…each week…and each month. You may open it to drive your car(s) in and out, to access recreational equipment, your lawn mower. You also may use your garage to store kids’ items, holiday decorations and many other things that simply do not have a perfect home inside. Over time, all of this use adds up and requires all parts of your garage door to remain in good working order. Routine maintenance is a way to keep your garage door working when you need it and the team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors can help.
Rise & Shine Garage Doors can complete any type of garage door repair, but we can also partner with you to ensure that your garage door lasts for as long as possible and remains issue-free. There are many things that a homeowner can do to prevent their garage door from developing problems, and below are some ideas that may help you troubleshoot or know when to reach out to a professional. Regular garage door maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door and save you money.
Just like you would choose to see an orthopedic specialist if you break a bone, you should also want a company that specializes in garage door repair to assess a problem with your garage door. A general practice physician may be able to confirm that you have a broken bone, but the actual treatment of it should be performed by a specialist. Rise & Shine Garage Doors is a specialist too. We specialize in all types of garage door repairs as well as garage door maintenance that can prevent costly repairs.
We have gotten past the Holidays, moved in to the new year of 2017, and just like that it is already almost the end of January. Next thing you know it will be summer and you might start looking at your Garage Door more and more as the sun starts to come out and we spend more time outdoors. However at Rise & Shine Garage Doors we believe you should always be thinking of your Garage Door whether it is cold or warm. It is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and you want to make sure it is functioning properly and safely year round. That is why we offer Tune Up and Safety Inspections to make sure your door is working and also let you know if there are any concerns you as a customer should know about so we can perform some preventative maintenance.
June is National Garage Door Safety month and we at Rise & Shine Garage Doors want to go over some things that many customers are not always thinking about when it comes to their Garage Door. Your door is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and it is very important to make sure it is safe and working properly. By having a tune up and safety inspection completed we can ensure that all your safety features are working on your Garage Door Opener and also take care of any preventative maintenance before any issues happen like a snapped cable or the door fall down unexpectedly. We cover the entire Twin Cities metro area and are based out of St. Paul, MN so call today to have your tune up and safety inspection completed.
Most people don’t realize that garage doors are the largest moving mechanical object in the household. Such a large mechanical device should be taken care of accordingly. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case. Recently in Minneapolis MN we ran across a door that was in need of a lot of work. Much of which could have been avoided by proper maintenance and Garage Door Tune Ups. This particular door had an excessive amount of rust, which inevitably worked its way onto the Garage Door Cables. The cables are constantly under immense tension and pressure. They are what hold up the hundreds of pounds of steel, wood or aluminum. As you can imagine it doesn’t take too much rust before the cables start to corrode, fray and eventually snap. When a cable snaps the entire garage door goes crooked, this is due to the spring tension shifting to only one side of the door. This was precisely the case for our Minneapolis customer, however we were able to come out same day and repair this home owner’s door in a matter of hours.
It’s not often people take the time to look at their garage door, even if there are warning signs that if noticed can reduce the risk of serious issues. This was recently the case for one of our customers in St Louis Park, Mn. Rust had worked its way onto the Cables of the Garage Door causing them to fray and eventually snap. This in turn caused the door to go crooked and bend track. After the customer called to set up an appointment one of our technicians was able to have the door running like new within 1 hour of the arrival time. We were also able to upgrade the cables from a galvanized to stainless steel, ensuring that they will never rust through again.
When your Garage Door breaks down it can be a real hassle and put a real funk in your regular day. That is why Rise & Shine Garage Doors also offers a Tune Up and Inspection option to have your door looked over before something major breaks. In Roseville, MN we performed an inspection for one of our customers that had concerns about the noise that their Garage Door was making and we were able to determine there were some old and rusted rollers along with a torsion spring that was about to snap. To avoid having their spring break and stop their door from working we were able to provide a replacement along with upgrading their rollers to precision bearing rollers. This customer now has peace of mind that they won’t have any unexpected issues with their Garage Door.
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