No matter what you want to do, there is probably an expert online who can show you how to do the things you want in a way that makes you feel like you can become an expert in five minutes. However, in most cases, you will find that the things you try to do are so much harder than the expert made them look. When something is wrong with something in your home, it's tempting to want to get in there and fix it yourself, but this is not a good idea. [Read More]
Should You Repair The Garage Door Spring Yourself?
Garage door springs generally have a lifespan of 10,000-20,000 uses. They're one of the parts of the garage door that generally doesn't fail, but when it does, it needs to be fixed ASAP or the door won't operate as it should. Still, even though it may look simple, garage door spring repair is something that should definitely be left up to a professional. There are videos online that can show you how to properly replace the spring, but it's one of those jobs that can go wrong in a hurry for the following reasons. [Read More]
3 Reasons Your Garage Door Isn't Opening Correctly
Your garage door isn't that useful to you if you can't open and close it easily. When your garage door doesn't operate correctly, the issue could lie with the remote control, wall switch, or the door itself. Something Is Wrong With the Remote Control When your garage door isn't opening and closing, the most likely culprit is the remote control or keypad you use to operate your garage door. If you are using a remote control, you need to be close enough to your garage for your opener to work. [Read More]
Garage Door Spring Replacement: What You Need To Know
When your garage doors were installed, they were installed with a spring that is designed to help the garage door motor raise and lower your door. This spring also makes it possible for you to open and close your garage door manually in the event of a power outage or a bad motor. Still, garage door springs are not designed to last forever — so it's important to know what to expect when it comes to spring replacement. [Read More]