Picture this if you will – it’s early in the AM hours you’re out cold. Suddenly, a loud crash wakes you from your deep sleep. You spring up and out of bed to find the source of the noise? Has the zombie apocalypse begun? Are Charlie Sheen and Emilo Estevez really delinquent garbage men? Or is Michael Bay and his ‘splosions in town filming Transformers 3?
Garage door repairs are among the most tricky to do, thanks to the mechanics and bulkiness of the door. In more cases than not, it’s often best to go with a professional garage door repair company to fix problems and issues, instead of trying to tackle it by your lonesome. Why? There are several good reasons to give a few bucks to someone to take care of the problem instead of going it alone.
Again, you can hire a professional to do the job or help you with the job since most garage doors are heavy, large and sometimes complicated. However, if you are capable of doing it yourself, you will be able to save money and enjoy the achievement and satisfaction of doing the job of installing a garage door yourself.
A Garage Door system is intricate. If any one item fails the door will not work. What is even more troubling is that people do not understand that the average door weighs in at 400 pounds. That is not an object you want falling off its base. If your Garage Door Medics is a couple of years old it may be a good time to call in a professional repairman to inspect the door and its counterparts. Do not wait for it to fail when the expense will be more costly.
If the doors on your garage are wooden then the cleaning and maintenance of them should be according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. In most instances you will be encouraged to first paint the doors on both the interior and the exterior and then to repaint the surface of the exterior every one to two years. If you paint only the outside of the door initially then over time it may warp because of moisture.
Chain drive garage door openers are what you are used to. They are reliable, noisy and usually last a long, long time. They come in many different sizes. For example, Sears has an economy version, homeowner versions and heavy duty versions. These chain drive garage door openers are usually the best value and can be easily sized for you garage door. You can buy extensions for the opener for 8 foot and 10 foot doors.
For smooth rust free working of your garage door, use a penetrating grease to spray on the torsion springs. Spraying grease on your torsion springs keep them safe from rust. Remember the torsion springs is very sensitively adjusted in its place so never attempt to adjust it yourself. It can be extremely dangerous.