Fall Garage Door MaintenanceRise & Shine Garage Doors can complete any type of garage door repair, but we can also partner with you to ensure that your garage door lasts for as long as possible and remains issue-free. There are many things that a homeowner can do to prevent their garage door from developing problems, and below are some ideas that may help you troubleshoot or know when to reach out to a professional. Regular garage door maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door and save you money.

● Take a close look at your garage door and its various components. Familiarize yourself with the way it works and take note of anything that looks unusual.
● The components of your garage door should remain rust-free. If you notice rust on hinges or other metal components, it may be time for you to call us in for a more thorough inspection. Rust is a natural by-product of oxidation, and it is best to treat it before it becomes a more complicated issue.
● Listen to your garage door. Try to get a sense of how it sounds when it is properly lubricated. Over time, you may begin to hear the sounds that indicate that the moving parts are not moving as smoothly as they should. It could be a matter of lubrication, loose nuts and bolts, or misaligned components.
● Make sure that the tracks on which your garage door moves up and down are clear and free of debris or other material that could inhibit smooth movement.
● If you notice that a track is out of alignment, we recommend that you contact us. Realigning a track can be simple to fix, but it can also require the fine touch that our technicians possess from years of experience.
● Look for gaps in weather seals. When gaps occur, that means that more weather is getting into your garage. In turn, that means that the lifespan of your garage door’s components could be shortened. Additionally, it could have an impact on the overall energy efficiency of your home.

Extend the Life of your Garage Door with Regular Maintenance

Many of the above recommendations can be accomplished with simple observation. Some homeowners will be more comfortable with certain aspects of the checklist than they will be with others, but please remember that we are here to answer whatever questions arise regarding your garage door.

Most garage doors are capable of lasting far longer than the estimate of their longevity when they are installed, but getting the most out of your garage door requires being attentive to it. If you notice something out of the ordinary, we are ready to help you anytime. Call us at 612.886.9606 to schedule an appointment.


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To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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