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Hot Weather and Your Garage Door

There have been a lot of words written about the effects of extreme winter weather on the garage door. And rightfully so. Extremely cold temperatures and snowy, icy conditions that come with them are tough on everything: from house paint to plants to your car and the garage door. What isn’t talked about quite as often is the potential negative effects of extreme summer weather on the garage door and its constituent parts. Because, just as extreme cold can interfere with the normal operation of your door so too can extreme heat lead to situations where you may have to call for garage door repair.

Garage Door in Hot Weather

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6 Signs it May be Time to Replace the Opener on Your Garage Door

The modern garage door is a composite mechanism that utilizes age-old technology, high efficiency electronics and state-of-the-art digital features. Everything on the modern garage door needs to work together in perfect harmony for it to operate as intended. But just because one part breaks down doesn’t necessarily mean you need complete garage door replacement. In fact, the springs, the rollers, the chain, the opener and more can be expected to wear out and need replacement at different times. When it comes to the opener in particular you need to keep your eyes open to the warning signs that it’s time to replace it.

Before and After Garage Door Replacement

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What Should You do if Your Garage Door is Frozen Shut

People who have owned their homes for a while know there are a variety of things that can affect the operation of their garage door including falling branches, debris in the tracks, rusty hinges and broken springs. One thing almost no one is prepared for, however, is that icy cold day when they hit the “open” button and nothing happens. Maybe there’s a bit of spasm in the door and a click or two, but that’s it. After a few more attempts - and some very unhappy sounds coming from the motor - it becomes obvious the door is frozen shut. The question then becomes: What to do about it?

Frozen Garage Door

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