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Should You Replace or Repair Your Garage Door?

By |November 14th, 2022|Categories: Garage Door Service|Tags: , |

Although everyone’s circumstances will vary, from a family member accidentally backing into the door, or a severe storm damaging some panels. Most garage doors have an average lifespan of about 30 years provided they are maintained properly.   In any case, when is the right time to replace your garage door or should you simply repair it?  Here are a few things to consider to help you make the right choice. Types of Damage that can occur to your garage door Your garage door may only have minor damage, or it may be severely damaged.  Here is a quick guide to determine the extent of the damage your door may have: Minor – If your door does not have any structural damage but may be lacking in curb appeal, you can consider it to have minor damage. If this is the case, repairing the garage door is the better option. Moderate [...]

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 Should You Open Your Garage Door if a Spring is Broken?

By |November 12th, 2022|Categories: Garage Door Service|Tags: |

If you need to get your car in or out of the garage, it is possible and ok to open your garage door if the springs are broken.  However, garage door springs act as a counterbalance that winds and unwinds when your garage door is opened and closed.  It will no doubt quickly become a nuisance to you.  There are usually four different scenarios that occur if your garage spring is broken.  First, the garage door may be off its track.  Second, you can hear the garage door opener trying to open the door, but it is unable to lift the door.  Third, the motor on the garage door is running but the door isn’t moving. And finally, you heard a loud pop when the spring broke. As we mentioned, the garage door can still be opened but it may take quite a bit of effort to raise it manually.  [...]

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