Garage Door Sensors and Sunlight

Is the Sun Interfering With Your Garage Door Sensor? Did you get home, park your car in the garage, hit the wall button to shut it, and halfway through it stopped, and reversed back up? You have checked that nothing is blocking the sensors’ beam and made sure all wires are connected properly, and still, the same thing happens over and over again? It May Be Caused by Sunlight Sunlight can interfere with the sensors’ beam and cause them to act as if an object blocks them. Many years ago, sensors weren’t common. Nowadays, for safety reasons, most garage doors have […]

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Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring Replacement

Garage doors operate under a massive amount of pressure. Springs bear the weight of that pressure, helping your garage door to lift and lower effortlessly and safely. But, given the weight and pressure that springs bear, they are often the first of your garage door components to break down. Is your garage door using Wayne Dalton Torquemaster springs? If so, there are a number of reasons why you should consider replacing them with a different style of spring when they reach the end of their usable lifespan. Here’s a look at Wayne Dalton Torquemaster springs, why they should be replaced […]

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Garage Door 101

Garage Door 101 Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home and is used multiple times per day at any hour and in all seasons. To keep your garage door operating smoothly for decades to come, it’s important that you take the time to perform regular preventive care and garage door maintenance. Here are 10 things that all homeowners can do: Listen & Keep an Eye The most important preventive step you can take is to observe your garage door in action every time you use it. Is it moving smoothly or is it jerky in […]

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How to Replace a Broken Cable

Before you begin replacing a garage door cable on your garage door, make sure you have the necessary tools. It is not possible to predict all repair circumstances. The following steps must be followed in order to prevent any damage to a door and a person. We highly recommend hiring a professional technician to do this job and do not take any responsibility for any outcome of someone implementing the following steps. Take it Apart The garage door size determines the cable size. For the most common residential 7 feet tall door, you will need an 8’6” cable. Sizes of […]

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Garage Door Lubrication

Every garage door, whether operated electrically or manually, contains metal parts that require lubrication occasionally. Lubricating the moving parts, such as door’s rail, springs, hinges, and rollers, prevents them from rusting or becoming squeaky, as well as keeps them in functioning order for years to come. Common Mistakes One common mistake homeowners do is using a standard lubricating oil such as WD-40, which is actually a degreaser that takes away the grease, rather than serve the right purpose. Rather, you should use a lithium-based lubricant, which you can find at the local hardware store. If you cannot find any, aim […]

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