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As a child I was in Hurricane Andrew in Broward County and watched my neighborhood suffer from the hurricane. I witnessed garage doors and roofs being blown off by hurricane winds! Later I learned that if the wind overtakes the garage it can blow the roof off and from then I had an Appreciation for garage doors and the important role the play to a secure house. After hurricane Wilma in 2005 and its devastation as an adult around me I got into garage doors and learned the trade. Garage doors are not only the biggest opening to our home but potentially the the weakest or strongest part of the house. Being without a operational garage door can also ruin our day and be a potential hazard. Call us today, and we will be happy to use our experience to better your garage and insure it’s maintenance so you never have to think about it interrupting our busy lives.
When to replace your Garage Door Opener. Five of these most common signs are: Excessive noise: With age, the motor in your opener will have more and more trouble pulling the same garage door open. If you notice the opener is making more noise than usual, including creaking, squeaking or clanking, it's time to talk to A Rated Garage Doors.
They may only last a year or two with extreme temperatures and changes in how it is used. However, if your garage door doesn't change too much and the use of the seal is relatively consistent it could last much longer, upwards of 2 years. You'll know when to change your seal by seeing a few things
Needing a single replacement panel is an example of a time when you should choose home garage door repair over a full replacement. But if multiple panels begin to fade or rust, or if multiple panels need replacing, that may be a good sign you should consider replacing your garage door completely
We Inspect and Replace the Rollers. The rollers, whether steel or nylon, need to be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years or so, and even more if you use your garage door many times a day. Worn, chipped or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible.
You should have your garage door serviced at least once a year if no other issues arise. Our Service technicians can prolong the life of your garage door with preventative maintenance: lubricating areas of the door, tightening bolts and screws and adjusting spring tension.
Garage door springs can be dangerous. The danger lies in what happens if and when the springs suddenly fail. Since the spring is under constant tension, a sudden failure can cause the spring to break apart violently..
The average spring life is 7-9 years, assuming 10,000 cycles at 4 cycles a day. However, with the garage door being used as the front door more and more, increasing the daily cycles, springs may last only 4-6 years. On very rare occasions, springs can break in as little as a year
Value Report show that replacing a garage door not only improves a home's curb appeal, the project generates the best return-on-investment (ROI) when it comes to recouping cost at resale. In 46 of the 100 individual markets, an upscale garage door replacement actually recoups more than 100 percent of its cost .
Builder grade rollers should be replaced after about two years as they have no ball bearings and tend to wear out rapidly and can tend to cause the garage door to bind or squeak really bad
Noisy garage doors are usually caused by worn rollers, loose hardware, parts that need lubrication or an opener in need of anti-vibration pads. Replace your chain‑driven garage door opener with a belt‑driven one. Replace your steel rollers with quieter nylon ones. Replace your extension spring system with torsion springs, space permitting. Torsion springs are installed above the top of the door and make a lot less noise
Most homeowners use their garage door openers multiple times per day, and it’s important to ensure you have easy and reliable access to your home. One way to always have dependable garage door access is by programming your car’s HomeLink remote system
Garage door keypads don't last forever. Keep in mind, your keypad is outside and exposed to the elements. Years of humid weather, rain, snow, sleet, and anything else that Mother Nature has in store can wear down the keypad. This, combined with age, can cause malfunctions
You can't program a garage door opener without a remote controller. But you can use your remote transmitter to reset the garage door opener buttons inside your car. Or you can use an electronic keypad to control the door without a remote . A new garage door opener will usually come with one or two remotes and a clicker to open from the inside. The average cost to purchase a replacement remote is between $24 and $39 A RATED Garage Doors has an affordable soultion.