Although most men feel like they can fix anything, this tends to be proven wrong more often than not. Whether it’s the leaky faucet, a clogged toilet or even an electrical problem, men everywhere promise they can fix it but leave their wives disappointed and on the phone calling a technician.
Houston garage door repair is no easy task and something that you should leave up to a professional. Here are a few details about overhead door repairs so you will know what you are talking about when you call up a Houston garage door service company.
There are three main mechanisms of Houston garage doors that could be in need of repair. The motor, the door itself, or the springs. These are the most common types of garage door repairs people have to make. They are all very important pieces that allow your door to open and close.
If you are having trouble with your garage door operating, there are a few things to check right off the bat. First, make sure the motor on your door is plugged in. If it is plugged in, try plugging something else into the same outlet to ensure the circuit has not been tripped. Second, check to make sure the sensors have not been bumped out of alignment or something is blocking them. The two garage sensors must point at each other, a red dot will verify they have not been bumped. Third, check to make sure the metal track your door runs up and down and the wall brackets are tightly secured to the jambs. Last, you will need to check on the springs. Check both springs and make sure the tension is tight on both. If one is broken, do not attempt to fix on your own, call someone experienced in garage door repair Houston. There is a risk of the spring breaking and leaving your garage door to come crashing down on you or your possessions. Leave the spring repair to a technician who has experience replacing them.
As heavy as a door can be, you do not want to be responsible or get hurt. Follow these simple steps to decide whether you need to call a service technician. If you have done these four things, it will be easier to talk to a repair service and describe what is going on. They will appreciate you know what you are talking about! If you are in need of a Houston Garage Door Repair technician, check out Preferred Doors at 832-475-4616. They’ve been helping people with their repairs for over 17 years.
Overhead door rollers are yet another vital garage door parts. They are small and might seem insignificant, but don’t misjudge the importance of the rollers. It are classified according to diameter, size, and weight capacity. They’re the components that enable the door to efficiently rise down and up on its track. Rollers are very compact however your garage door opener Houston wouldn’t function with out them.
High quality rollers have ball bearings, and top-of-the-line rollers have maintenance-free enclosed bearings. Many garage door rollers don’t have any ballbearings. Essentially oil the them twice yearly to make sure a nice, smooth operation and prevent garage door service Houston. Also, lubricate garage door hinges as well. Once again getting the correct and also the finest garage door rollers is vital to the whole process of your electric garage door opener operating quiet and smoothly.
Door rollers don’t operate by themselves, they’re in fact pulled alongside the door cable. All moving parts of the door should be lubricated monthly, especially the rollers and springs. Replacing rollers requires numerous steps. Preferred Doors recommends a qualified technician to complete this task for you.
It’s really important to choose the right kind of rollers for your garage door. Prices for them vary widely. To prevent further damage to the door, they should be replaced as soon as possible after they are jumping out of track. But by design and style, they in part secure in to the tracks in order to avoid them from coming out of your track. Innovative and advanced engineering the superior materials make nylon 11-ball nylon rollers the best and will compliment any garage doors Houston package.
Garage door rollers specially created so when installing this door needed someone who has an expert or professional in the field of installation, so my advice is do not do it by yourself except you are a DIY expert. Basic garage door rollers are okay however, you could definitely want the ones that have nylon coatings around them. In such case, they ride in that track and the less expensive ones can become broken, or the bearings wear out. Garage door roller replacement with high quality white bearing rollers can dramatically quiet your noisy door down .
If you need a set of roller replacements or a garage door repair Houston, Cypress, Sugar Land, Katy, Texas are then call Preferred Doors at 832-475-4616.
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:
- 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.
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.
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.
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Preferred Doors Offers Tips on Maintaining Your Garage Door
June is Garage Door Safety Month and Preferred Doors is working to increase awareness of the possible hazards of garage doors and automatic opener systems as well as the need for periodic inspection and maintenance to keep them safe. The garage door is the largest moving object in most homes and according to statistics provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System they were responsible for just over 13,000 injuries in 2007. Read more