Homeowners in Minnesota understand how volatile the weather can be, and each season introduces new challenges for garage doors. It is wise to incorporate some of the following seasonal tasks into your schedule to ensure your garage door is functioning at peak performance and ready for whatever the weather throws at it.
After a long winter, springtime becomes the perfect time of year to give your garage door a much-needed washing. For metal and fiberglass surfaces, simply
There’s a lot to think about when working on a new commercial construction project. One thing that you can’t forget about is your commercial garage door installation. It’s important to find a trusted and affordable garage door contractor in the twin cities for you to partner with for this part of your commercial construction project. There’s no better option for you
Spring is almost here, and we can finally turn our attention outdoors. Many of us spend time this time of year spring cleaning. Whether you are planning to tackle your garage or use it for an upcoming garage sale, it is the perfect time to make sure that your garage door is in proper working order. Rise & Shine Garage Doors can help you with routine maintenance or emergency repair. No one wants to start spring with a broken garage door – we can help prevent major problems with an inexpensive and minor “tune-up” that will leave your door ready to do its job this spring, summer and during the winter months this year as well.
Does your garage door have an emergency battery backup system? If you don’t have this important safety feature, you should consider the benefits of including a battery backup with your garage door opener. A garage door opener battery backup can provide true peace of mind in case of an emergency and offers homeowners the security of always being prepared when severe weather hits. If extreme circumstances leave your house without power, the emergency battery backup will do the heavy lifting and will be able to open and close your garage door as if there was nothing wrong.
We all know that there are positives and negatives with owning a home. Fortunately, the positives outweigh the negatives overall, but home maintenance issues can be stressful and extremely expensive. And, of course, they always seem to happen at the wrong time. Your garage door is likely the most frequently used door in your home, it is certainly the heaviest and can be the biggest problem for you if it stops working. Fortunately, if you live in the Twin Cities Metro area
If you have a manual garage door, you have probably thought about converting the door to an automatic. In some cases, an existing manual door can convert to an automatic door without issue. However, the conversion is not so easy in some instances. The following are some things you need to know if you have thought about automating your existing garage door
If you use your garage exclusively for storage, you may think you don’t need to keep it warm during the winter. However, many of us have turned our garages into multipurpose spaces; not holding just our cars and gardening tools anymore. We also store home improvement supplies and other items we do not have room in our homes for that should not freeze. No matter how you use your garage, you should do what you can to keep it warm in the colder months.
Choosing and purchasing the correct commercial-grade garage door for your business is a big step toward protecting your investment. When you take the time to select a high-quality garage door, you are investing in your business’s external appearance, as well as its security and productivity. Understanding the different types of commercial garage doors — both what they’re made of and how they work
There is nothing mild about the winters in Minnesota. It is brutally cold for extended periods of time and there is also plenty of winter precipitation to go along with the cold air. Rise & Shine Garage Doors works all year round, including the winter months, because cold weather can cause issues with a garage door system.
Low temperatures in the winter months can cause metal to contract. When the metal in your garage door contracts it tightens and becomes more difficult to open and close reliably. This can also cause problems with your garage door springs and your tracks. Your springs can become brittle in the cold months and are more likely to break
Garage door warranties vary, but manufacturers typically cover their products for about three years. Estimates on longevity are based around usage, but most experts believe the average garage door should last between 15–30 years, depending on construction quality, maintenance, and local climate conditions. Automatic garage door openers normally provide 10–15 years of reliable service.
One of the most important components in a garage door assembly is the spring mechanism, which includes the torsion springs and tension springs
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