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Garage Door Repair Houston – Broken Springs

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Torsion or Extension Spring Systems is the Most Widely Used on Sectional Type Overhead Garage Doors Houston.

Garage doors are incredibly heavy and some type springing systems must used at the top with cables attaching to the bottom section of the door to counterbalance the weight. When a garage door is opened, these springs help in lightening the weight of the door. When closing the door, the springs keep it from hitting hard on the ground and damaging the door or causing injury.

To release the spring tension, raise the door in the fully open and clamp the door into position using a pair of vice grips in the tracks to forbid the door from moving. Once the door is open, you can make spring adjustments to only the extension spring type systems.

Torsion spring systems adjustments are not recommended by the do it yourselfer.

Mostly overhead garage door springs have a life expectancy of 10,000 cycles, unless you special ordered your door with extended life cycle springs. One cycle is an operation of an up and down. The extension and torsion springs are tempered (hardened) steel that comes either in plain cold-rolled, painted, oil soaked, or galvanized. When the garage door is closed position these springs are under very extreme tension and can be dangerous causing injury.

Overtime, or during the later stages of the life cycles, springs will start to fatigue, and will eventually start stretching and or break, usually releasing its spring load with loud bang. Most homeowners, if you are at home, hear the spring break and normally unable to find where the noise came from until you try to use your garage door the next time.

On the average I see a 10k life cycle spring last around 7 to 10 years depending on how regularly you operate your door. Anything over 10 years is a bonus. For example, if you average about two cycles per day, opening and closing the door a total of four times as you come and go, then the life expectancy becomes 2500 days, or approximately seven years. If you have children that drive or more adults with automobiles, then you tend to cycle the door even more often, which in turn needing a spring replacement even earlier.

Since standard lift torsion springs are winding “up” when the door is closing or going down, the fully closed position is the most stressful on the steel spring material and therefore the most likely the time of breakage. This can be an advantage; because failure near the top-of-travel means that you suddenly have a large heavy door coming down and crashing against the floor with the increased weight from the spring breakage. As a rule of thumb, and for safety reasons, you should never be standing or walking under the door when it is opening or closing, especially if you do so manually instead of with an electric opener. Also automatic door operators will provide additional safety if and when the spring breaks during the door movement.

When the springs are working correctly, the door appears almost weightless, but this is an illusion that turns into a calamity when the springs suddenly fail.

Warning: If you need to make annual adjustments to the springs or repair the door, we urge using a trained garage door specialist to do your annual tune-ups.

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Amarr Commercial Overhead Garage Doors Model 2500 Smooth Ribbed Steel

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Amarr is pleased to announce that we have added the Commercial Smooth Ribbed Steel to the Model 2500 commercial sectional door line up. The smooth ribbed profile will replace the wood grain profile as the standard offering for our 25-Gauge Pan Doors. Wood grain will continue to be offered as an option.

The Model 2500 is priced so there is approximately 10% savings vs. the 24-gauge Model 2400. This makes the Model 2500 the perfect option for large projects or any project on a tight budget.

While the woodgrain embossment provides a texture that resists and hides field damage, the smooth steel profile is the industry standard and is what is specified on the majority of projects. The deep ribbed profile matches Amarr’s and most competitors’ 20, 24, and 25-gauge profiles in appearance enabling the use of the 25oo on retrofit jobs to match other doors that are already in place.

The Model 2500 is offered in sizes up to 14’2” x 14’ and is available with a vinyl backed insulation option. Larger door size requirement will use the Model 2400.

If you have any questions, please contact Preferred Doors.

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Garage Door Repair Replacement Houston

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With the real estate market in its current situation, more and more of us are making an allowance for improvements to our existing homes.  When we think about that kind of investment, it is sensible to look for the maximum return on the investment for each home improvement considered.

Searching real estate and home improvement databases, one constant emerges.  That is that “curb appeal enhances value”.  One of the simplest, least expensive improvements that can be made, and one that offers an incredible return on investment is the replacement of the garage door.

Call Preferred Doors today, and let our experts guide you in the selection of a new Amarr Garage Door today.  You’ll soon be enjoying the benefits of enhanced curb appeal and heightened security with a new garage door from Preferred Doors and Amarr.

 

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Amarr Garage Doors Houston – Long Panel Bead Board in Oak Summit 1000/2000 – Available May 2, 2011

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Amarr is introducing a new stamped-steel carriage house design to the Oak Summit 1000/2000. The new Long Panel Bead Board (LPBB) design will be available to order May 2, 2011.

Image renderings of a closed and glazed door are below:

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Long Panel Oak Summit Amarr Garage Doors

  • Oak Summit Long Panel Bead Board design is available in two construction types:
  • Oak Summit 1000 Single-layer : Steel
  • Oak Summit 2000 Double-layer: Steel + Polystryene Insulation

This panel design is available in the existing Oak Summit 1000/2000 color offering – White, Almond, Sandtone, Terratone, Dark Brown and all existing window and decorative hardware options.

Pricing of this door will be the same as existing Oak Summit 1000/2000 prices.

Oak Summit sales brochures and Preferred Doors will be updated with this additional

Oak Summit door design by May 2, 2011.

Hand samples of this design are not available due to the hand sample width.

An Oak Summit Bead Board hand sample represents the stamp design of the Long Panel Bead Board.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your local Amarr Garage Door Dealer Houston.

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Amarr Garage Doors Houston Cortona Door in Classica 1000/2000/3000 Available May 2, 2011

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The Classica Cortona, the new stamped-steel carriage house design will be available to order on May 2, 2011. The Cortona is a 3-section stamped-steel, long panel bead board design that simulates a traditional wood carriage house look.

The Cortona will be offered in all three construction types:

  • Classica 1000 Single-layer: Steel
  • Classica 2000 Double-layer: Steel + Polystyrene Insulation
  • Classica 3000 Triple-layer: Steel + Polyurethane Insulation + Steel.

Available in all 5 colors for Classica – True White, Almond, Sandtone, Dark Woodgrain, and Medium Woodgrain, 28”, 32”, 18” and 21” section heights, and with existing Classica decorative window and hardware options.

Pricing of this door will be the same as existing Classica door designs.

Attached are image renderings of all the door designs of the Cortona. The Amarr Classica sales brochures and preferreddoorservice.com will be updated by May 2, 2011.

Hand samples of this design are not available due to the hand sample width.

A Classica Tuscany hand sample represents the stamp design of the Cortona.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your local Amarr Garage Door Dealer Houston.

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Garage Doors Houston

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Dark Brown Windows and Window Inserts Now Available.

Amarr is pleased to announce that the color Dark Brown in the Stratford 1000/2000 and Oak Summit 1000/2000 is now available with windows and with any Dark Brown DecraTrim window insert.

Dark Brown is a richer and darker brown when compared to the existing Amarr Brown and matches competitive Browns in the marketplace.

Dark Brown touch-up paint (#99345236) and touch-up spray (#99345235) is available, as well as Dark Brown vinyl stop in 7’, 8’, 9’, 16’ and 18’ lengths.

Amarr Dark Brown color can also be purchased at any Sherwin Williams location by asking for Amarr’s national account Dark Brown custom color formula.
Marketing materials will be updated at next re-print and Dark Brown steel color discs are available from your local Amarr Garage Door Dealer.

Dark Brown hand samples are not available at this time, but will be in early 2011.

Please contact your local Amarr Dealer Houston if you have any questions.

 

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Amarr Garage Doors Houston – Terratone Vinyl Stop and Nails Available

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Just a reminder, Terratone vinyl stop and nails are available at your local Amarr Garage Door Dealer Houston. These Terratone components are color-matched to complement the Amarr Terratone doors available in Stratford 1000/2000/3000 and Oak Summit 1000/2000/3000.

 

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LiftMaster Promo – LiftMaster Madness – March 21—April 8, 2011

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Featured Products: 3850 Elite Series with Free Second Remote and Keyless Entry and 3255 Contractor Series with Free Second Remote. Special Deals available on Elite, Premium, and Contractor Series, while supplies last. Select models offering Free Extra Remote and Keyless Entry on Elite and Premium operators.

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New Amarr JELD-WEN Doors Available

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Effective 2/15/2011, two (2) new carriage house door designs are being added to the
JELD-WEN wood composite garage door offering. These two door designs are both available
with grooved or non-grooved options, wind load reinforcement and primed, white or
portabello finish. Pricing of these two doors are the same as the other JELD-WEN Carriage
House door designs.  Check our soon updated brochures.

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Garage Door Springs

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Garage Door Spring Systems is the Most Used Commonly on Sectional Type Overhead Doors.

Garage doors are very heavy and some type springing systems must used at the top with cables attaching to the bottom garage doors to counterbalance the weight of the door. When a garage door is opened, these springs assist in lightening the weight of the door. When closing the door, the springs keep it from slamming hard on the ground and damaging the door or causing injury.

 

To release the spring tension, raise the door in the fully open and clamp the door into position using a pair of vice grips in the tracks to prevent the door from moving.  Once the door is open, you can make spring adjustments to only the extension spring type systems.

 

Torsion spring systems adjustments are not recommended by the do it yourselfer.
Typically overhead garage door springs have a life expectancy of 10,000 cycles, unless you special ordered your door with extended life cycle springs. One cycle is an operation of an up and down.  The extension and torsion springs are tempered (hardened) steel that comes either in plain cold rolled, painted, oil soaked, or galvanized. When the garage door is closed these springs are under very extreme tension and can be dangerous causing injury.

 

Over time, or during the later stages of the life cycles, springs will start to fatigue, and will eventually start stretching and or breaking, usually releasing its spring load with loud bang. Most homeowners, if you are at home, hear the spring break and usually unable to find where the noise came from until you try to use your garage door the next time.

 

On the average I see a 10k life cycle spring last around 7 to 10 years depending on how often you use your door.  Anything over 10 years is a bonus.  For example, if you average about two cycles per day, opening and closing the door a total of 4 times as you come and go, then the life expectancy becomes 2500 days, or approximately 7 years. If you have children that drive or more adults with vehicles, then you tend to cycle the door even more often, which in turn needing a spring replacement even sooner.

Since standard lift torsion springs are winding “up” when the door is closing or going down, the fully closed position is the most stressful on the steel spring material and thus the most likely the time of breakage. This is a good thing; because failure near the top-of-travel means that you suddenly have a large heavy door coming down and crashing against the floor with the increased weight. As a rule of thumb, and for safety reasons, you should never be standing or walking under the door when it is opening or closing, especially if you do so manually instead of with an electric opener. Also automatic door operators will provide additional safety if and when the spring breaks during the door movement.

When the springs are working correctly, the door appears nearly weightless, but this is an illusion that turns into a calamity when the springs suddenly fail.

Caution:  If you need to make annual adjustments to the springs or repair the door, we recommend using a trained garage door technician to do your annual tune-ups.

Preferred Doors provides detailed information on Garage Doors, Garage Door Openers, Garage Door Repair, Overhead Garage Doors and more.

 

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