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How to Take Care of Your Garage Door

Ask most people how they care for and maintain their garage door, and they will probably just stare at you for a second and then say “nothing!”

We tend to only care about our garage doors when something goes wrong and it is in need of repair. 

However, your garage door is expensive! And it’s something you use every day. Taking time to care for it can help keep it working longer, and can also help catch a problem early before it becomes a bigger problem.

Here are a few things you can do to help take care of your garage door.

Regular Maintenance

Even if you have a professional company come out one time a year, it’s a big step in the right direction.

Many garage door companies offer a maintenance option. They will come out and ensure the opener is set properly, that the garage door is lubricated, and all the hardware, tracks and rails are functioning as they should.

Even taking care of some minor repairs yearly can avoid the costly expense of a big problem later on.

Visual Inspection Every Month

You can also give your garage door some love once a month just with your eyes!

Here are a few things you can look for:

  • Is there any paint peeling? Schedule a painter ASAP if so, to avoid rust and unnecessary wear.
  • Everything looking good – the door is running smoothly on the tracks? You hear anything that doesn’t sound normal? Does all the hardware look tight?
  • You can take a moment to wipe down the tracks, rinse off the door and clear any cobwebs from corners.

Lubricate Your Garage Door

You can have a professional garage door tech do this for you during a maintenance call, or you can do this yourself. A good rule of thumb is to do it every time the season changes or once a quarter. Even twice a year is better than nothing!

We recommend using a silicone based lubricant and grease your garage door wires and cylinders. This will help your garage door open and close properly and smoothly.

As you can see, there are a few things you can do once a month or quarter to help keep your garage door working well and avoid any costly big repairs that come out of the blue!

If you are in the Roseville or Sacramento area, give us a call and we are happy to come perform a maintenance service for you!

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Clopay Insulated Gallery Garage Door Installation + Landscaping

Amber began a landscaping project in her Granite Bay, CA front yard and knew something was missing in her curb appeal project: new garage doors!

She wanted to replace the standard and boring white garage doors with an upgraded wood look that included windows for some natural light. Not only did they not look very exciting, they were also 30 years old! Wow! Time for some new garage doors with updated features like better insulation and windows.

Since it gets hot in the Sacramento area, insulated garage doors were an important consideration when looking for new garage doors. If she was going to change the garage doors, she also wanted to move away from the white color scheme and try a darker wood finish.

Her home “before” shot:

Clopay Insulated Gallery Garage Door Installation

Amber decided to go with Clopay’s gallery garage doors. These garage doors are insulated via their GD2LP 2″ steel back insulation and feature long panels, SQ24 windows all with a walnut oak finish.

Don’t they look great!

clopay gallery insulated garage doors

Here is a close up:

The double row of windows is very stylish and offers a ton of natural light into her garage.

This landscaping project turned in to a full-on exterior remodel project.

The walnut oak finish really pops on this home, and the added hardware gives a custom, upgraded look.

Amber is really excited to continue working on the landscaping in the front of her home. She also is enjoying the new garage door openers we installed that replaced 10-year-old openers that were noisy and causing trouble.

Her new belt drive garage door opener is quiet, has WiFi abilities so she can open or close them from a smartphone or tablet, and includes a security light that reacts to motion. Sometimes it’s the little things!

The most important thing is Amber is happy with her new garage doors! Another satisfied customer!

 

Garage Door Panel Repair While Deployed

Our customer, Chris, was deployed overseas when his family gave us a call. They were helping Chris get his condo ready to put on the market while he was away.

Unfortunately, someone hit and damaged the garage door on his condo. Not just that, the corner wall was damaged as well in the accident.

Last we checked, you can’t sell property with a damaged garage door and exterior wall.

Thankfully Chris’ family gave us a call and we were able to get everything squared away.

As you can see in the image below, only 2 panels were affected by the accident.

damaged garage door panel

To save some cash, which is always a great thing when putting your home on the market, we decided to replace the panels instead of buying and installing a brand new garage door.

If your garage door is relatively new, or not super old, the manufacturer probably still produces the individual panels to your garage door model. This was the case for Chris, so we quickly ordered 2 new panels and installed them when they arrived.

Once the new panels, above, arrived, we installed them and painted them to match the existing door and exterior.

While we waited for the panels, we also were able to work on fixing the frame and stucco and got that paint matched and painted.

Within a week, the garage door was good as new and the condo went up for sale shortly thereafter.

Chris was grateful his family was able to handle this inconvenience and get everything taken care of quickly. His goal was to have the condo sold before he returns from his latest tour.

Chris received 10% off his entire bill just as all veterans, military, policemen and firemen receive as well. Thank you for your service Chris! Good luck with the home sale!

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