This February has been crazy with warm temperatures and with warm temperatures we start to think of all the great things that spring and summer bring to Minnesota. Grilling outside, watching baseball, and the smell of fresh cut grass and bonfires in the air. Well when we spend so much time outdoors we start to notice our Garage Doors and the condition they are in. If your Garage Door is wearing down, rotting out around the wood, or just needs an upgrade for curb appeal you can trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to handle any installation for you. In White Bear Township we had a customer that had just a run-of-the-mill steel Garage Door that was white with standard raised panels and wanted to upgrade to something that would improve their curb appeal. They decided to go with a custom order Special Reserve Garage Door with stockbridge windows; the door turned out fabulous and really improves the way the house looks from the road.
The Garage Door is one of the things that should work the same way every day; you push the button on the remote control and the Garage Door Opener turns on and the door begins to open. You pull your car in the Garage and push the wall button and the door begins to close. This process happens more often in the day than most people realize and eventually something will break down. With such a large moving piece of equipment there are a lot of different moving parts and many of these things have a lot of strong tension on them. If you go to push the button on your remote and the door starts going up and suddenly something snaps and the door goes crooked you may have just had a Garage Door Cable break.
The Garage Door is often times considered a luxury of life that not many of us are really thinking about, of course, until the Garage Door breaks down. There are many different problems that can occur with the Garage Door but one of the more difficult repairs is when a broken cable happens to your Garage Door. This often times will happen when the door is opening or closing and because of the weight of the door being supported by the Torsion Springs the door will end up going crooked and jamming completely. In Bloomington, MN we were out servicing a customer for some new bottom seal and new precision bearing rollers but while we were inspecting the entire Garage Door we found that their cable was down to only a few steel threads and was about to snap at any moment. We were able to replace their cables before they broke which can cause even more damage and costs.
Often times our customers will inquire about purchasing a brand new Garage Door and price will be a huge talking point when we are giving out quotes. However a cheaper price does not always mean a good quality product. For example some of the larger corporate hardware stores will have Garage Doors for sale at a very cheap price and it seems like this is the route to go. However down the road when a Torsion Spring breaks or a Cable snaps, customers that have purchased these cheaper doors find out that the spring system that was installed, such as an easy-wind or torque-master system, cannot be repaired and that is when they must have a standard Torsion Conversion done.
June is National Garage Door Safety month and we at Garage Door Repair Company want to go over some things that many customers are not always thinking about when it comes to their Garage Door. Your door is the largest moving mechanical object in your home and it is very important to make sure it is safe and working properly. By having a tune up and safety inspection completed we can ensure that all your safety features are working on your Garage Door Opener and also take care of any preventative maintenance before any issues happen like a snapped cable or the door fall down unexpectedly. We cover the entire Twin Cities metro area and are based out of St. Paul, MN so call today to have your tune up and safety inspection completed.
When something around the home breaks it’s typically more cost effective to repair it VS replace it. The same can be said for garage doors, however in some cases a door can be so damaged that the only repair is full replacement. This was most recently the case for one of our Twin Cities, MN customers. Initially the customer called for a Garage Door Repair, but once our technician arrived it was very clear the door could not be repaired. After explaining the situation to the homeowner we were able to schedule a time to replace the door. After special ordering the sizes/style door, our customer couldn’t be happier with the finished product.