The 5 Things You Should Know Before Replacing Garage Door Springs

The 5 Things You Should Know Before Replacing Garage Door Springs

The safety of your family and the safety of your garage are of utmost importance when repairing a garage door.   You probably don’t think twice about garage door springs when they break. There is nothing worse than being stuck in the garage with a garage door that won’t open and a car that can’t drive you to work. When a garage door spring breaks, you can either call a professional or replace it yourself. In contrast, replacing the spring yourself can cost $30 to $100, while hiring a pro can cost $200 to $300. Although you may save a few bucks by replacing the spring yourself, hiring a professional will protect you from the dangers involved in this task, especially if you aren’t experienced. You may want to tackle the project on your own or know more about it before deciding whether to call a professional or visit a hardware store. Here are three tips. 1. Be familiar with the types of garage door springs. Make sure you know what type of garage door spring to replace before you begin. In general, there are two types of springs: Replacing Garage Door Springs Extension Springs An extension spring is long and skinny, consisting of parallel springs extending or stretching when the door is moved. Clipped-end, double-looped, and open-looped cables are available. Clipped-end extension springs are the most reliable. In addition to being stronger, they are used on garage doors weighing more than 200 pounds.Open-looped extension springs feature one coil at the end, connected to the pulley and eyebolt. Double-looped extension springs are stronger than open-looped springs.The open-looped extension spring is...
How To Program Genie and LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

How To Program Genie and LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

Two of the most popular brands in the garage door business are Genie and LiftMaster. The garage door openers provided by each company offer high-quality, reliable, and easy-to-use remote controls. We are proud to offer both brands of garage door openers to our clients. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to program Genie and LiftMaster garage door remote controls. How to program your garage door opener. How To Program Standard LiftMaster Garage Door Remote Control? A single LiftMaster garage door remote may be programmed, so it activates multiple devices. For example, in addition to the garage door opener, it can control commercial door openers, gate operators, even external wired receivers. Follow these steps to program your standard LiftMaster remote control. Find the ‘Learn’ button on the controller; this may require removing the light lens and located on the antenna side. Depending on your model, the button may be yellow, red, orange, green, or purple with a small LED beside the button.Press, then release the button.Press, then hold the button you want to program for 3 seconds and release. This must be done within 30 seconds of pushing the ‘Learn’ button.If done correctly, the LED light on the remote or the garage door operator will blink, indicating it was successfully programmed. How To Program A LiftMaster Max Garage Door Remote Control? The LiftMaster Max garage door remotes will work with any 390MHz or 315MHz LiftMaster model after January 1993. This includes all Chamberlain, LiftMaster, and Sears Craftsman garage door openers with a red, orange, green, yellow, or purple “Learn” button. The antenna wire will be yellow. To program...
How To Install A Garage Door

How To Install A Garage Door

If your garage door is old, worn out, failing, or deteriorated it is best to replace it. This guide will explain how to install a garage door before it causes damages or harms someone.  A double garage door is not light, they can weigh anywhere between 250lb to 450lbs. When older garage door hardware is deteriorated and old, it increases the risk of damages to the home and accidental injury. Especially considering most people with garage doors enter and exit their homes more through the garage door, compared to the front door. Watch this Video Tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to replace your garage door: Required Tools: Adjustable wrench4-in-1 screwdriverLevelCordless drillSawhorsesRagsLocking pliersRatchet setSafety GlassesStepladder Required Materials: Garage door kitEasy tensioning systemRopeGarage door stop w/ gasketGarage door lubricantOperator bracketMasking tapeShims How To Between A Safe And Unsafe Garage Door? Depending on the condition of your garage door you may be wondering how to tell when it is time to replace it. The following are tips on how to tell when it’s time to replace your garage doors and steps on how to remove and install a new garage door.  You can save hundreds by installing garage doors yourself and can be done in about 8 to 12 hours if you’re handy with tools. Help should be used for removing the old door and heavy lifting, but most of the replacement can be done on your own.  Types of Garage Door Springs Side Springs There are two types of garage door springs. Torsion springs are mounted above the door on the header, while extension springs float over the top roller...
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