Today we have a fresh installment on our series: I Think It’s Time For a New Garage Door
Archive for April, 2012
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The craze of seeing a garage door go up and down all by itself left little children spellbound. How’s that for a contraption. And young children are curious, if they don’t know exactly how and why that door opens by itself they’re going to believe Harry Potter’s doing it. tragically, many childish explorations end in heartbreak because an average strength garage door can close with enough power to crush a child.
Quick Tips For Garage Door Safety
- Replace your old torsion springs. The procedure might seem tedious but it is well worth the effort. If your door has two springs have both replaced even if one is not worn out or broken.
- Perform frequent checks on your door cables. If your cables are threadbare and worn out they are at risk of breaking and the results may not be pretty. So rather replace them beforehand so that you are able to prevent a potentially dangerous situation.
If your Arizona garage door looks like this, it is probably time to replace that and install a new one. Today’s post is a walk-through guide on how to install your own garage door. But, if installing a new door is not in the cards to do it yourself, A Authentic Garage Door can install one for you in the Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO areas.
1. Attach weather-stripping to the bottom edge of garage door.
2. Screw cable brackets to the door to secure the weather-stripping.
3. Use impact driver to mount hinges to the bottom panel of garage door.
4. Stand the bottom door panel on the floor in the garage doorway.
5. Insert rollers into the brackets attached to the door.
6. Stand track beside door, insert rollers into the track and screw the track to doorway frame.
7. Attach the hinges to the second door panel.
8. Set second panel on top of first panel in the doorway.
9. Drive in hinge screws to join the first (bottom) door panel to the second panel.
10. Insert the hinge and roller into the track and attach to the second door panel.
Read the full article here http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20294087,00.html
A garage door opener is one of the handiest gadgets you can install in your home. And you can install it yourself following these general instructions and the specific instructions that come with the unit.
The typical garage door opener consists of a reversible motor that drives a carriage along a rail above the door. Attached to the carriage is a drawbar to move the door between its opened and closed positions, with travel-limiting devices to stop the door’s movement precisely at the fully opened and fully closed positions. A relay or reversing switch reverses the direction of drive from opening to closing and back again. Most modern garage door openers include a radio receiver that allows you to open the door by sending a signal from an electronic module in your car.
Read the full article here http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/how-to-repair-a-garage-door1.htm
The garage door may not be the first item you think of dressing up when you’re putting your house up for sale, but realtors say it’s worth giving it some attention.
“It’s the single largest moving part on a home and if it faces the street, it plays a large part in the overall appearance,” says Marty Dewald, a real estate veteran with a 17-year track record as a top agent for ReMax Unlimited in southwest Ohio. “Curb appeal is a critical factor in selling a home. If a prospective buyer doesn’t like the view from the street, chances are he won’t waste time going inside.”
In a new study fielded by Stratamark Research and garage door manufacturer Clopay Building Products, 300 realtors nationwide were surveyed to determine if garage door appearance made a difference in the listing price they would assign to a house.
Nearly all of the agents interviewed agreed that a new garage door enhances curb appeal and 75 percent believes it adds value to a home. In fact, most realtors have recommended that a homeowner replace their garage door when listing their house for sale because of the condition of the door — either it was broken, in bad condition or rotted. Nearly half said appearance was a big reason because the age or style of the door detracted from the home’s curb appeal.
While the colors of this garage door may not be your cup of tea, there is no doubt that this will grab your attention.
Read the full article here http://www.homeownernet.com/doors/garage/garage-doors.html
Some common maintenance issues with garage doors include squeaky hinges, broken springs, stripped gears and snow and ice and water covering the photo sensors, which can keep the garage from shutting.
Garage door inspections should include:
- Adjusting of springs and cables
- Lubricating moving parts
- Tightening of all hardware, track and hinges
- Inspecting the safety sensors and opener gears
- Troubleshooting any other issues
Knowing the different parts of your garage door can help you stay on top of maintenance and replacement.