Why Is My Garage Door So Heavy To Lift?

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

 

If you have a large garage door with windows and other heavy features such as insulation, you may already know that it can be hard to lift by hand. That is particularly true if the garage door drums and springs aren't the right type and adjusted properly. Perhaps you deal with that every day if you have a manual opening door. Or when the electricity goes out, even a power-operated door can be just as great a struggle.

To save your back and also give you more confidence when lifting the door, there is a new type of garage door drum mechanism that literally takes the weight off.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Repair



Keep Your Garage Door Working Smoothly And Quietly

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on May 22, 2019 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



How To Program A Raynor Garage Door Remote Control

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jul 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM


 

If you’ve added or replaced a remote control for your Raynor garage door opener, or would simply like to re-program your remotes for security, this article will give you a quick summary of programming steps. It’s easy to do and requires only that you have a ladder or step stool handy so that you can reach the program Learn Button on your opener. Ask a friend or family member to help with that ladder work if you aren’t comfortable.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Operating Tips



A Keyless Entry Keypad Can Do More Than You May Know.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 16, 2016 4:04:00 PM

 

NO REMOTE? NO HASSLE. One of our most popular home accessories is the Keyless Entry Keypad. If you have one now, you already know how convenient it can be for everyday uses. This handy device is most commonly used when the homeowner and other family members wish to open the garage door without a remote in hand. But did you know these advanced user secrets?

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Garage Door Operating Tips



Test Your Knowledge Of Garage Door Terminology

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Feb 18, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Ever wonder what those little strips are called that divide panes of glass on a window? Hint: they aren't called "strips." Or what's the difference between R-values and U-values? Check out our new Glossary Page and learn about those topics and much more. And after you've sharpened your knowledge, perhaps you'd like to test yourself by filling out our Garage Door Terminology crossword.

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Topics: Garage Door Usage, Care & Maintenance, Garage Door Terminology



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