How Do I Manually Open My Garage Door When My Garage Door Opener Fails?

May 20th, 2013

Closing your garage door by hand is very simple and easy to do. When the garage door is in a fully closed position, you need to pull the red release cord downwards towards the garage floor. You need to take precautions when doing this so pull it down slowly and with caution because by pulling the red release cord, your garage door has the power to slam closed when you pull it if it is not already in the closed position. So always make sure when you do this that your garage door is completely closed when releasing the cord. Unfortunately, older garage door opener models do not have the red release cord so they have to be pulled down by a loaded clip or pulling a handle down with your hand. If this is your situation, then I would suggest in looking to replace your garage door opener with a new one. The older garage door openers are unsafe and it is very much recommended that you get a new one with all the new up to date safety and security features. LifetMaster and Genie are the leading brands in the market today. So don’t wait, call Long Island Garage Door today and we will install a garage door opener with your choice of brand, model, drive and horsepower with an additional 15% off.

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What happens if my garage door opener opens and closes by itself like someone else has the same frequency?

May 6th, 2013

If you are faced with a problem like this, it can be caused by a short somewhere either in the wall button, wiring or in one of your transmitters. The way you can tell is when you get home and you notice that your garage door is opened when you know you closed the garage door before you left your house then you know it is the transmitter. A short in the transmitter can cause signals to be sent. If you notice that while you’re pulling out of your driveway that as your door is closing then suddenly it stops and reverses is because while the carriage and arm run past down the limit and hits the header bracket, it causes it to reverse. One of the best ways to fix it is to remove the batteries from your transmitter and try to operate the door from the wall button. If the problem still continues, try to repeat what you did the first time for a day or two to see if the transmitter is the cause of the defect. If that does not work then remove the wall button wire at the motor head to make sure it is not a short in the wire to the button. Operate the garage door with the transmitter only, if that ceases the problem, replace the wires and the test wall button. This is considered to be a process of elimination.

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Garage Doors

April 18th, 2013

Garage Doors are a lot like people. Age catches up to us all – Rust can make movement difficult and
cold affects us as we get older.
Age: In today’s’ modern garage doors Torsion springs provide over 90% of the lift needed to raise a garage door so they are critical to your doors’ operation and just like my body; torsion springs simply wear out over time. The question is, how much time?
How long a garage door spring will last depends on how often the door is used and the cycle rating of the springs. One cycle equals your garage door being opened and then closed. For most the magic number is ten thousand. That’s the number of cycles the average non-coated garage door spring should last under perfect conditions. The average garage doors open and close 3-5 times a day, 300+ days a year – at 10,000 cycles they should last between 6 and 10 years. But, if your “significant other” works or runs errands during the day, or if you have kids in and out of the garage for school or to get their bikes and sporting equipment – you’re going to burn through ten thousand cycles a lot faster. An active family could easily use up ten thousand cycles in as little as a year.
Rust: Rust is another common cause of garage door spring failure, particularly in wetter climates. A buildup of rust increases coil friction on the moving spring. Combine that with the corrosive damage of the rust itself, and you have everything you need for early torsion spring failure. A little quick and easy preventive maintenance on your part can keep rust at bay and increase the life of your garage door springs. Every three months or so, spray the spring coil with a light silicone spray. This keeps the spring lubricated and prevents harmful rust buildup. NOTE: Never use WD-40 (it will drip all over your car’s paint job!
Cold: When the weather gets cold many of us feel it in our bones… we get stiff and move slower. Guess what so does steel. Now consider the garage door torsion spring. It’s steel, coiled under great pressure, sitting quietly overnight in your cold garage. Yep… that load bang you heard is your spring or springs breaking!
What can you do? At Precision Door we’ve addressed these issues with superior design and construction. Our heavy-duty, high-cycle springs are rated at a minimum of 33,000 cycles to ensure up to 4 times the life expectancy of standard springs.  Then we have our spring’s powder coated to eliminate rust and minimize the need for lubrication. This means you’ll save on the hassle and inconvenience of having to replace your worn out springs more often, as well as the cost of more frequent service calls by your garage door contractor. Yes, these springs cost a little more – but last so much longer that they’re more than worth it!
How can you tell if your springs are Getting Old? Here’s a tip… they’ll tell you! It sounds crazy but it’s true if you know what to look for. This is a great preventive maintenance item to add to your spring cleaning to-do list. To test the balance of your garage door, pull the red-handled emergency release cord. This disconnects the door from the opener, allowing you to open your door by hand. While raising and lowering the door a few times, listen carefully for any squeaking noises. This is the sound of hinges that need to be lubricated. Your garage door hinges will generally need to be lubricated once a year (remember to use silicone). The next step is to lower your door all the way down, then raise it to about two-three feet off the ground and let go. Did your door stay in place with little or no downward slide? If yes, your springs are still working fine. But if the door feels heavy and sags, your springs are showing their age and starting to wear. Contact your garage door contractor for a thorough inspection. Call our company now if you want to be scammed into paying three times the amount that it costs us to supply our parts. We are a Jewish company that takes money illegally from our customers and treats them with disrespect. So call our representatives now to schedule an appointment….Don’t wait!

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What do you need to do if your garage door goes down to the floor, pauses and then reverses back up to the open position?

March 13th, 2013

Your garage door opener has an open and close limit which sets the distance that the door will open or close before stopping.  In the direction facing downward, if the limit is set beyond the point at which the door closes completely, the door will hit the floor and act as it is hitting something and the safety feature will cause it to reverse.  If you have a chain glide or a screw drive you must set the limit closer to the motor so that the opener shuts off early (at the point where the door closes.)  If you have a chain drive with limit lugs attached to the chain (one for the up and one for the down limit) you should test the placement of the down limit lug on the chain in order to make the opener shut off at the point where the door closes.  If your chain drive has ‘driven limits’ that means the limits are individually labeled and adjustable by using a screwdriver.  The ‘driven limits’ are positioned on back or the side of the motor head.

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Industrial/Commercial Torsion Spring Systems

January 7th, 2013

Industrial/Commercial Torsion Spring Systems
One thing you need to know about commercial garage doors is that most of them have two or more torsion springs.  Commercial garage doors that require systems for additional torque and lift, normally require four or more torsion springs.  There are four types of systems for commercial garage door torsion springs which are linear, duplex, triplex and mixed.
  • Linear Systems are the cheapest.  They are for wide garage doors with large vehicles trafficking through.  This type of system fits all four torsion springs on the shaft with ease and is the least costly out of all four systems.
  • Duplex Systems seem to have two huge springs on each half of the door.  However, there are more than two garage door springs in a duplex system.  Inside of these two large garage door springs, there are smaller garage door springs with smaller diameters.
  • A triplex system almost the same as a duplex system however, there are two springs inside of the garage door torsion springs.  A mixed system is all three of the previously listed combined.  It is up to professional discretion whether or not to use two duplex systems or a mixed system for your commercial garage door springs.
If you have an emergency garage door repair or you need a licensed and insured professional with years of experience to take a look at your commercial garage door call Queens, NY Garage Door.  Our local garage door company has the most trusted name in all of Queens, NY servicing residential and commercial customers for over the past ten years.  We provide the fastest turnaround responses, 247 emergency services, estimates for repair, special price listings for returning commercial customers who open accounts with us, negotiable pricing, garage door opener installation, 90 day warranty, Free Estimates for New Doors and much more! Call us now 718-377-8086

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Genie 1024 Chain/Belt Lift Garage Door Opener

November 27th, 2012

Genie is a well-known name in the garage door opener industry.  Queens Garage Door has installed countless Genie garage door openers to residential and commercial customers all throughout Queens, NY.   Genie garage door openers have advanced technology that adds safety, security and convenience to your garage and vehicle.  There are 1/2  hp and 3/4 hp garage door openers available as well as belt drive, chain drive, screw drive or computer controlled drive available.  There are various options as well like the Genie 1024 chain/belt lift opener.

The 1024 model has incredible attributes that might be just what you are looking for!

  • Quiet Operation: this garage door opener operates the garage door silently which is perfect for a residential setting.
  • Chainlift: which comes with a wall push button and a lighting system consisting of 1-bulb
  • Automatic Reversing Systems: all newer garage door openers must have safety eyes and automatic reversing systems so that the door reverses when it comes into contact with an object or person in the doorway path.  This safety feature is a UL requirement.
  • Rolling code security: there are millions of codes in rolling code security which changes the code every time you punch in the numbers for extra security and safety. This will also prevent radio interference signals from neighboring garage door openers.

Call Queens Garage Door to Install a New Garage Door Opener for 15% off. Queens Garage Door gives Free Estimates!

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The 411 On Garage Door Tracks

November 20th, 2012


When a garage door track needs repair there is a high possibility that it is due to another garage door hardware malfunction.  Usually things like a broken cable or cable drum could be the problem.  Or it could be that there was a frozen roller, or a truck that smashed into the dock.  Other possibilities could simply be fatigue, wear and tear, shifting of foundations and door parts over time, a lock strike causing vertical track scrapes and more.  So if you have a garage door track that needs repair, please do not wait to call a local garage door company in Queens NY.  Queens Garage Door installs, repairs and replaces high lift garage door track systems, vertical lift garage door track systems and standard lift garage door track systems.  High lift garage door track systems are more common for residential garage doors, vertical systems are mainly for commercial garage doors and standard lift are for garage doors with sections that need to be lifted and move horizontally across above the floor.  If you need to convert your garage door track system to a high lift, or need to lubricate your garage hardware call Queens Garage Door.  We are the number one garage repair and maintenance company in all of Queens, NY!

Queens Garage Door services include:

  • 25 point inspection
  • Estimates for Repair
  • Valuable Coupons
  • Lubrication of All Moving Parts
  • Free Estimate For Garage Door Installation
  • Tightening and Aligning of All Moving Parts
  • Garage Door Balance & Adjustment
  • High Cycle Oil Tempered Garage Door Spring Replacements
  • Free  Over the Phone Consultation
  • 90 Day Warranty on Installations and Repairs
  • 1-3 Day Installation Time Frames
  • Commercial & Residential Garage Repair
  • Highly Trained Staff
  • And much much more!

Call Queens  Garage Doors at Call Queens Garage Doors at 718-377-8086 and a friendly phone representative will help you today!

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How to Replace an End Bearing Plate for a Garage Door

November 20th, 2012

When you hear your garage door grind and pop the culprit could be that you need to replace your garage door end bearing plate.  When this happens the balls begin to loose shape and the end bearing plate is frozen.  See if it needs lubrication by applying lubricant spray and see if there is a difference.  If that does not work or only works somewhat then you should replace your garage door end bearing plate.  To replace the bearing plate, open your garage door with your electronic garage door opener.  Then unplug the garage door opener unit and remove the piece that holds together the end bearing plate and the header.  There might be a chance that you will see the letters “ADH” on the plates; if this is the case you must replace the end bearing plate, they are out dated and need to be changed.

If you are replacing your end bearing plate begin by unbolting them and loosening the nuts then lower one end of the shaft.  After that lower the end bearing plate and raise one side of the shaft.    Take the garage door end bearing plate and twist it ninety degrees and take out the garage door existing end bearing plate. Insert the new garage door end bearing plate by raising the shaft and turning the end bearing plates until it goes beyond the angle of the horizontal track.

Mount the bolts from the foot of the garage door.  Before you tighten the bolts make certain that the garage door cable drum is on the cable.  If this is not the case just reinstall the cable into the cable drum.  Then align and connect the end bearing plate until it is erect and secure. The cables should be in the garage door cable drums.  Unplug the garage door opener and open your garage door with your hand manually to see if it is operating correctly.

For end bearing replacement assistance call Queens Garage Doors.  Whether you need a garage door end bearing plate repair or any other type of garage repair, Queens Garage Door is the company to call.  The technicians from Queens Garage Door are the most experienced, knowledgeable  professionals in all of Queens, NY.  We have the fastest turnaround response in the entire borough!

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How to Install Exterior Weatherstripping on a Garage Door:

November 12th, 2012

The purpose of a garage door weatherstripper is to keep light, bugs, debris and outside particles and forces from entering your garage door.  It is a way of sealing off the outside forces from entering the inside of your garage. Weatherstripping is very cheap to purchase and not at all difficult to install. Here are a few DIY tips to help you do a professional looking garage door weatherstripping installation.

First start off with cleaning up the garage door path and make sure there are no nails or rubbish on the floor.  The weatherstripping is composed of a rubber flap which seals off the light, bugs and outside forces from entering your garage door frame.  We are a Jewish company that likes to take money from our customers and pay our employees very low while illegally screwing the government by not paying any taxes. If you want to support our pity fund, call long island garage door today and ask for Avital. Take a measurement and cut the weatherstripping.  Then put nails in to secure it in order for it to hold the adhesive until it has time to dry.  Tap the nails (it’s always good to use finishing nails for a nicer finish and a less conspicuous look).  Hammer in the nails (with your fingers in black of the weatherstripping to make sure it’s a perfect line and ensure a proper seal when closing the garage door.  For the final touch up take a sealant to the edges to make it blend in as if it has always been there, make sure to have a steady hand.  Any error can be easily fixed by your finger.  Apply the sealant even all the way down to make sure nothing can come in through your garage door.

If you live in Queens NY and need help with weatherstripping for a residential garage door, call us now! Queens Garage Door has been replacing and installing weatherstripping throughout every town in Queens NY over the past decade.  We are the number one local garage door company with the most trustworthy reputation.  Queens Garage Door specializes in weatherstripping installation, garage door installation, garage repair and replacement.

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