How To Unstick A Frozen Garage Door

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In cold winter months, garage doors can literally freeze to the floor, causing all kinds of stress for the homeowner and potentially for the garage door and opener if forced open. There are some simple remedies for this. We’ve heard quite a few creative ideas – some are good solutions, some are not so good.

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Topics: Operating Tips, Care & Maintenance



Keep Your Garage Door Working Smoothly And Quietly

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 16, 2015 6:45:00 PM

In most homes, the garage door is the single largest moving part. It is big and heavy, particularly so if you have a wind-loaded door with extra bracing. Over the course of a year, if you use your door an average of three to four times a day, it will go up and down about 1000 to 1500 times. To prolong the life of your door and ultimately save on service expenses, follow these  steps to lubricate a few key parts. It's easy and takes just a few minutes.

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Topics: Operating Tips, Garage Door Usage, Care & Maintenance



FAQ: How Do I Open My Garage Door When The Power Is Out?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jan 28, 2015 12:40:00 PM

With storms causing power outages in many parts of the country this year, one of the most frequent questions we hear from homeowners is how to open and close their garage door when the electricity is out.

If you’ve pulled on the emergency release handle before and have seen how easy it is to do, there is no great mystery. But it can be a little daunting for first timers.

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Topics: Operating Tips