rusty garage door wayzataMinnesota winters can take quite a toll on garage doors, not only the cold weather but the amount of moisture and salt that gets on garage door components. Often times there is a low spot in the garage where water will pool. This is often on one side of the garage door, when moisture builds up and the garage door sits in it, rust typically will occur. This was the case for one of our customers in Wayzata, MN. Not only did the homeowner have a Broken Garage Door Spring, he also had a lot of rust that worked its way onto the bottom brackets & cables. The rust was eating through the bottom bracket and cable, if the spring hadn’t broken we would most assuredly have been out for a broken cable. Luckily we were able to get the Springs, Cables, and Bottom Brackets all repaired same day. The garage door is running better than ever, and our Wayzata customer couldn’t be more pleased.

Garage Door Maintenance

The Garage Door is the largest moving mechanical object in the home, and as such should be treated with regular maintenance. There are many moving parts on a garage door that should be checked/lubricated often. Here are some pointers to maintain a smooth operating garage door:

  • Lubrication of all moving parts: Springs, Rollers, End Bearings, Opener, Center Bearing, Hinges
  • Spring tension check: The door should stay up when fully open, should be able to stop half way up and balance, and should not weigh in excess of 5-10lbs at the bottom
  • Safety sensor check: Every Garage Door Opener should now have safety sensors, they should be between 4”-6” from the floor, typically mounted on the track
  • Opener Forces: Stick a 2×4 under the garage door, when your door closes if it does not auto reverse off the 2×4 your forces are too high. This could cause serious injury. Recommended forces settings are typically between 3-6

We highly recommend calling a professional for any Rise & Shine Garage Doorsncerns. Garage doors can be very dangerous if inexperienced or without proper tools and safety training. For all your garage door repair or replacement needs call the experts at Rise & Shine Garage Doors. We always offer free onsite estimates to our Wayzata customers. Scheduling couldn’t be easier with our online appointment form or call 612-886-9606 today!

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

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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