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Garage Doors

Thursday, 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?

Wednesday, 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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