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How to Make Your Garage Door Opener Stop Beeping

By | Garage Door Repair, Liftmaster, Maintenance, Openers, Preventative, Same Day Repair | No Comments

Yesterday, your garage door was working perfectly fine – and then all of a sudden, the door opener starts beeping! That constant beeping can get pretty frustrating when you don’t know the cause or how to get it to stop. If this is happening to you, the good news is that you can usually stop the beeping on your own without having to call in the professionals. Here are a few reasons why your garage door opener might be beeping: 1. If you’re using a Liftmaster timer-to-close or other similar technology, the garage door opener will beep to indicate when…

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Common Garage Door Problems

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Worrying about your garage door typically isn’t a priority until something goes wrong. The great news is it’s actually pretty easy to make sure that it’s working properly by doing a visual inspection every two months or so and lubricating the major parts two times a year. If you notice a problem while you’re doing one of your visual checks, we’ve compiled a list of the most common garage door problems. This will help you determine whether you can fix the issue yourself or to give us a call to make the necessary repairs. The Door Opens or Closes with…

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Fixing Damage Done by Cold Weather

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Even though winter weather is finally clearing out, you’ll want to make sure your garage door is safe from any damage that the cold temperatures might’ve caused. Sometimes the signs of damage are obvious – like a garage door that won’t open. But many times, the signs of damage to your door can be more subtle. Not to worry, though! Most of these problems can be fixed through some easy maintenance. Here are a few common issues that can be caused by cold weather, and how to solve them. 1. Your door won’t open, or it gets stuck frequently: During…

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Get Your Garage Ready for Any Season

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The calendar says that we’re in the middle of winter. But the weather we’ve been seeing the last few weeks might tell you a different story. The temperature this time of year is like a yo-yo. And that constant change in temperature can be surprisingly harmful to your garage door. Maybe you’ve noticed some of these issues with your garage door recently: – It gets stuck to the ground or has pieces hanging off of the bottom. – Too much cold or warm air is getting inside your home from the garage. – Your door makes loud, screeching noises when…

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Getting Your Garage Ready for Winter

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Winter officially begins December 21st this year. But we all know that winter weather won’t wait until then to start. Most of us usually put off doing home or auto repairs until it becomes a bigger problem. By the time we finally get around to it, it’s much more time-consuming and expensive. With winter weather coming our way soon, it’s important to get your home ready for the season – especially your garage. There are actually a few cheap and easy projects you can do now that will save you a lot of time and money this winter. So let’s get a step…

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Fixing Common Garage Door Issues

By | DIY, Garage Door Repair, Maintenance, Noisy Door, Preventative, Springs | No Comments

A good garage door is a great investment for your home. Not only do they give you a fantastic ROI and transform the look of your home, but they’re built to last for many years – especially our collection of durable Clopay garage doors. However, even the best garage doors will eventually need some repairs. While you can avoid most major problems through preventative maintenance, you might still encounter an issue with your garage door at some point that you aren’t sure how to fix. And if you do, that’s okay – you can always give us a call! Repairing and replacing garage…

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Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

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The first day of fall hit in the middle of a heat wave this year, but that doesn’t change the fact that we know true fall and then frigid winter is just around the corner. We do live in Ohio, after all. And one thing we’re a big fan of is preventative garage door maintenance. Because preventative garage door maintenance means fewer problems down the line – like making an emergency call in the dead of winter because your garage door is holding your car captive. So we’ve gathered our favorite preventative garage door maintenance tips, just for you: Look…

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Make Your Garage Storm-Proof

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When most people think about protecting their home during a storm, they’re usually thinking about their roof and windows. But many times during storms, garage doors can take just as big of a beating. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has said that damage to garage doors is a major cause of storm damage to homes. Because of their size, garage doors are more likely to suffer from wind damage. And a busted garage door can let several inches of water into your home, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. So how can you make your garage storm-proof? Here are a…

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Summer Garage Door Maintenance – Things to Check

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Summer is great for getting outside, cracking those bikes and basketballs out of the garage, and planning as many cookouts as possible. But as you’re in and out, there are a few things to check in your garage that can be affected by humidity and sunlight. While springs, cables, and rollers tend to need repair in the winter, the summer  tends to give us some different issues. Summer Garage Door Maintenance Issues SENSOR MALFUNCTION. Direct sun can sometimes make your sensors think that something is obstructing your garage door when there’s nothing there. Kind of annoying, we know. Thankfully, we have…

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Lubricant Tips for Cold Garage Doors

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Well, it’s cold again. We sometimes get cranky about the cold weather, and garage doors do too. That’s when we normally grab the lubricant and spray like mad.  Nobody wants to get home one day and find the garage door just won’t move. But here’s a lubricant tip some people forget: When it gets cold, your garage door sometimes has trouble going up and down. This can be from a variety of things, but often, it’s simply because metal contracts in cold weather. This causes many of the metal pieces in your garage door to seize up or slow down. …

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