Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Do My Garage Door Springs Need Tightening?

Wrenches of assorted sizes stacked on flat, white surface

If you have noticed some changes in how your garage door operates lately, it could be that your garage door springs need adjusting. All garage door springs lose tension over time, so it is important to recognize some of the signs that yours need adjustment and some attention from professionals like our Parker garage door team.

Keeping an eye on your garage door’s performance is the easiest way to make sure that everything is operating as it should. If your door is more noisy than usual or has been getting stuck opened or closed it is a sign that you need to contact your local garage door professional to take a look at your garage door springs.

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Do You Need a New Garage Door Opener?

Garage door opener and tracks on ceiling of open residential garage

Most Americans put their garage doors through the wringer every day without even realizing it. If you're a typical homeowner with a garage, you open and close it three to five times a day – about 1,500 times each year – putting stress not only on the door itself, but the gears and mechanisms which make the open-close cycle a no-brain endeavor. For most people, that involves simply pushing a button on a remote, wall pad, or smartphone app. Voila! And the garage door magically opens and closes on command.

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How to Remove Rust From Your Garage Door

Paneled two-car metal garage door covered in rust

You accidentally left a shovel outside all winter, and when you retrieved it you noticed the blade had brown and red streaks on it and tiny flakes of metal fell off when you touched it. Uh-Oh.

When you decided to put it back in the garage, your eyes were drawn to the bottom of the garage door where a chunk of weatherstripping is missing – and you could see the same red and brown streaks you observed on the shovel.

That’s right, it’s probably rust, the mortal enemy of anything made of steel, metal, or iron – including your garage door.

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