What is included in the Garage door tune-up service?

What is included in the Garage door tune-up service?

What is included in the Garage door tune-up service?

You use your garage door fairly often to get access to your car or to work there if you have converted it into a nice and cozy workshop. It means that the garage door is continuously opening and closing throughout the year.

 Every time you open or close a garage door, all the components of a garage door such as the spring and opener move. Continuous usage of the garage door can wear out your components and might even lose the bolts within the garage door. That is why everyone having a garage in their houses must consider getting a garage door tune-up service at least thrice a year. 
What is included in the Garage door tune-up service?

Why should you get regular garage door tune-ups?

Preventive maintenance of your garage door is the number 1 reason why you should consider getting regular tune-ups. During a garage door tune-up, a professional technician from a well-reputed service provider comes to your doorstep and examines/inspects all the screws, hinges, springs, bolts and other moving components that usually wear out or lose over time. The routine inspection and tune-up help the technician to resolve all the issues before your garage door breaks down. Getting a regular tune-up can save you a lot of money.

What’s included in a regular garage tune-up?

 Here are some of the services included in a regular garage door tune-up:

Inspection of your garage door’s hardware

Your garage door moves multiple times in a day. Therefore, the hardware can loosen and be a potential risk to your life and security. A technician inspects and tightens all the bolts and roller brackets that hold the garage rails. He also inspects the support brackets to ensure your garage door does not fall when the roller brackets fail.

Maintenance of seals, chains, opener, and springs

Sometimes, the garage door’s speed slows down. While there might be many reasons causing it, the most common reason is a worn-out opener. If a technician finds a slow-working opener, he lubricates the screw and chains with white lithium grease to have it working. Some screws do not require lubrication but you do not have to worry about it as the technician from the service provider has keen knowledge about all types of garage doors. Slight maintenance of seals, chains, springs, and opener enables the user to close and open the door smoothly, with any extra force.

The final test of your garage door

The final step of the tune-up includes testing your garage door’s balance. A properly balanced door does not crush something that comes in its way. This puts a less mechanical burden on your garage door opener. To check your garage door’s balance, the technician detaches the opener by pulling the opener release handle and lowers the garage door halfway. A properly balanced garage door holds this position without any hand assistance. However, if the door goes up, the springs are under too much tension and need to be repaired immediately. Adjusting the springs are dangerous as well as tricky, even for a technician.

Inspecting your garage door can be dangerous for a non-technician. That is why it is always recommended to call a garage door professional and get an affordable yet prompt tune-up. 

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How to fix a malfunctioning garage door sensor

How to fix a malfunctioning garage door sensor

How to fix a malfunctioning garage door sensor

If your garage door is not closing properly, there’s a possibility that your sensor is not working properly. A sensor is a common safety feature in many doors to prevent sudden injury and damage to the garage door.

If you doubt your garage door sensor, then you must check for these 5 things:

  • Sensor moisture
  • Sensor wear and tear
  • Sensor alignment
  • Sensor power
  • Sensor path
  • Sensor lenses

In most cases, you can troubleshoot and fix the garage door sensor yourself. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to fix a malfunctioning garage door sensor:

How to fix a malfunctioning garage door sensor

Cleaning and adjusting the garage door sensor

Remove any debris, dust, and cobwebs from the sensor’s electric eye lenses with a clean and dry rag. After that, keep opening and closing the garage door using the remote control. If the garage door fails to close completely, there’s no problem with the electric lenses. Move forward with fixing the sensor.

If removing the debris from lenses did not work, loosen the small nuts on L-brackets that hold each sensor together. Do it using a small wrench and try to loosen the nuts to an extent where the sensors still face each other but can be moved easily by hand.

Adjust the sensor to the point where sensor light (green or red) is illuminated. This ensures that the lenses are aligned and connected with the circuit. Tighten the nuts after that.

Open and close the garage door again. If the garage door does not close properly, proceed to the next step, that is, to troubleshoot the electric circuit of the sensor.

Testing the low-voltage circuits

Raise the garage door while ensuring that the green and red indicators of the sensor is switched on. If both are not switched on, move to test the low-voltage circuit of the sensor.

First of all, unplug the power cord from the outlet and start by removing the cover of the unit. Identify all the connection terminals within the circuit board. This is the place where low-voltage wires are attached. If there’s a loose wire, reattach it to the terminal.

Tighten the terminal screw and connect the plug to the outlet. Check if both, green and red indicators are illuminated. If they are not illuminated, move on to the next step.

After that, inspect the double-stranded low-voltage wires of the sensor connecting to the garage door opener. They are usually at the ceiling; therefore, it is recommended to use a stepladder. If you see no visible damage, the sensor has worn out and must be replaced.

If you see burned out or faulty wires, loosen the terminal screws traced back at the overhead unit. Pull the wires out by disconnecting the wires.

Determine the length of the burned-out wire and cut the appropriate piece of new double-stranded low-voltage wire of the same length. Attach to the appropriate terminals on the sensor. Connect the plug to the outlet and check the garage door yet again.

The bottom line

If the garage door sensor still does not work, there’s a possibility you might have to replace it with a new one. Call a professional garage door repair service provider and let him handle the job. you can find us Here

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HOW TO FIX A RUSTY GARAGE DOOR

HOW TO FIX A RUSTY GARAGE DOOR

How to fix Rusty Garage Door

Rust ruins the beauty of your garage door. It also ruins the quality of your garage door because then, it becomes hard to keep moisture and dirt out of your garage. So, it is best to fix your rusty garage door as soon as you discover that rust! Before starting your DIY project to fix a rusty door, it is recommended to inspect your garage door carefully for rust. Even though it can pop up anywhere on the garage door, it is most likely to be on the bottom panel of the door because this part of the door experiences the most wear and tear. Also, this is where moisture accumulates. Basically, the bottom section is the breeder of rust. While some homeowners opt to replace the garage door, it is not necessary as you can fix it within a couple of hours! While there are many ways you can fix a rusty garage door, we have compiled 2 options. Choosing the right option for you mainly depends on the money and time you are willing to devote to this DIY project.
HOW TO FIX A RUSTY GARAGE DOOR
This is the least expensive and quickest method to fix a rusty garage door. In this option, you repair only the rusted areas of the garage door.

So, let’s begin with the ways!

Repairing/Repainting just the Rust Spots on your Garage door

This is the least expensive and quickest method to fix a rusty garage door. In this option, you repair only the rusted areas of the garage door.

Things you will need

Things that you will need for this project are:
  • Lukewarm water
  • A sponge or cotton fabric cloth
  • Dishwashing liquid (preferably the one that removes grease)
  • Palm sander
  • Steel wool pad.
  • Vinegar
  • Paintbrush
  • Zinc-chromate primer
  • Paint (preferably rust-resistant)

What do you have to do?

First of all, rinse your entire garage door using the dishwashing liquid, sponge, and warm water. Rinse and allow it to dry. After that, soak the sponge or cloth in vinegar and apply on the rusted parts of the door. The rust will react with the vinegar and dissolve. Clean away the rust using the steel wool pad. Keep repeating this process until all the rust washes away with vinegar. When the rust is removed, sand the rusted areas of the garage door and the perimeters around the rusted areas. Apply a coat of primer. Once the primer dries, paint the areas using the paintbrush.

Repainting/Repairing the entire garage door

This approach to fixing a rusty garage door is more time-consuming and requires more money. The majority of homeowners go for this option as this ensures that rust won’t be back.

Materials you will need

  • Sandpaper (fine-grit, medium-grit and coarse-grit)
  • Electric sander
  • Auto body filler
  • Putty knife
  • Paint bucket
  • Rust-resistant primer
  • Painter’s tape
  • Making paper
  • Water hose
  • Sponge
  • Drop cloths
  • Warm water
  • Trisodium phosphate
  • Paint sprayer

What do you have to do?

  • Scrape the paint flakes produced by rust. Use the coarse-grit sandpaper and electric sander to sand the entire garage door.Use the medium-grit sandpaper to smooth out the rough surfaces on the garage door. You would see small holes after sanding. Use the auto body filler to fill those holes. After the door dries, use fine-grit sandpaper to even out the garage door surface. Mix trisodium phosphate with warm water. Soak the sponge in it and apply it to the entire door. Rinse the door using a water hose and leave it to dry. Use drop cloths for the ground and masking paper for the garage door’s windows. Secure the making paper using the painter’s tape. Mix the primer into the paint sprayer and apply a coat of primer on the garage door. Let the primer dry for a bit. Now, use the same paint sprayer for the paint to paint the entire door. Apply multiple coats of paint if necessary but not until after the first coat has dried.

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Garage Door Maintenance

Garage Door Maintenance in Las Vegas, NV; Lubricate,Roller Replacement,  Remove Rust & Replace Weather Stripping When you think about things that require repairs as well as maintenance it seems that any working moving part is on the list. During a regular maintenance check the technician will be able to find and make repairs that are needed. There are several parts of the door that are made of metal. The door is also susceptible to weather and other elements. When metal meets with water the outcome is often rust starting to form. The rust is not good and will break down the metal When you have your garage door maintained they will clean and remove any rust that is forming. They can also replace any parts that have been too effected by the rust.
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Garage Door Lubrication: One of the most important parts of keeping a moving part moving is to have it lubricated. If you have a moving part and it starts to seize up it will not be able to work. It might also cause the part to wear out fast and need to be replaced. Rollers, Tracks and Hinges to name the main few parts. These areas should be re-lubricated so that they are able to move smoothly. If there is not lubrication it will create heat and cause the parts to slow down and make noise and wear out.  
Door Weather Stripping: Another part of the garage door that is important is the insulation. The door itself can be insulated to keep the temperature more uniform when compared to your house. The door also will have weather stripping that will basically line the door. When the door shuts it will work to seal the gaps. When you have your door maintained the weather stripping will be inspected and replaced when necessary.

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