The pictures here depict common garage door problems experienced by homeowners. This scenario needs to be addressed in order to prevent further damage to your garage door and garage door operator. Garage doors are easily damaged by homeowners when they are not aware of the broken spring, whether torsion or extension. Many people feel that they need a new operator to fix the problem. However if you do not realize that you have a broken spring and continue to use your operator; you will damage that unit resulting in replacement. This is why it is always best to consult a professional before making a costly mistake in repairing your garage door.
We recently were contacted by a previous customer whose garage door operators were old and on their last leg. The customer decided to get 2 LiftMaster Chain Drive operators and a keyless entry. His home was built in the 1940’s and had it’s original garage doors still in place. They were solid wood doors with no windows and they were heavy as can be. The original motors were mounted in between the rafters and in the insulation which made it impossible to make any repairs or adjustments without taking them down. The old operators were also originally installed to the garage door off centered. Although the job may have taken longer than a normal install, the customer was amazed with the difference and even stated “So that’s how they are suppose to work” with a slight chuckle. Below are pictures of the new installation and how old the hardware on the doors were.
Working in tight spaces
1 inch between the garage door and motor rail.
Mounting from the top
We replaced these springs several years prior.
Very old hardware and worn out rollers.
Old, heavy garage door drums
Worn out garage door rollers.
If you think you have a situation the cannot be fixed, call Golden Garage Door Services, LLC to schedule an appointment. Let our professionals come out and diagnose the problem, and recommend a solution that will be best for your garage door, operator and pocket.
Fall is just around the corner and everyone is getting ready for a fresh start to the new school year. Why not let your home get a fresh start too with new garage doors. New garage doors can add curb appeal and value to any home.
Based on research performed by Remodeling magazine in the January 2013 issue, the national average on cost vs. value when replacing your garage door might seem a bit shocking to some. On a midrange project you looking at a 75.7% return on your investment and on an upscale project you’re still looking at 75.2% return on your investment. http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2013/costvsvalue/division/east-south-central.aspx
Our technicians are always equipped with door literature, paint chips and pricing to help you, the homeowner, pick a garage door that best suits your home. In most cases you can pick a factory color that will match your house, but if we can’t quite match it up the doors are primed to paint. We also can offer you different types of insulation and window designs.
Call Golden Garage Door Services, LLC to schedule a site check and talk to our trained professionals to help you decide what works best for your home and your wallet. We now service Montgomery, AL and Pensacola, FL.
Here is a video in which we went to a house in Mountain Brook, AL to install two new garage door operators and repair two old wood garage doors. The units that were existing were mismatched and loud. They springs on the doors were worn out and about to break. You can tell in the first part of the video how loud the garage doors and operators were prior to doing all the repair work. The home owner was so pleased with the job and the quietness of his doors.
Have you ever been inside your house and heard a sound like a bomb just went off in your garage. Many of you probably have heard that sound, if so you just heard one of you garage door springs break. This is a sound of stress and at times financial burden. Stress lies in the fact that your garage door is no longer operable and about 95% of the population uses their garage door as their main access to their house. Financially you can call around and get estimates from different professionals but usually you will hear an amount that is outrageous. Golden Garage Door Services, LLC not only offers same day service on most repairs, our technicians are professionally trained and will give you the best advice to not only fix your garage door but do what is best for your budget. There are so many people that think because your garage door is inoperable you need to replace you garage door. That’s not always the case. We can usually repair your door for around half the cost or replacing it.
A lot of clients make the mistake of purchasing an operator for their door when it is not necessary. Always remember that an operator’s life is determined by the weight of the door. It is best that you have your door evaluated before purchasing a new operator. Reason being that a new operator will not last as long with an existing unbalanced garage door. DO NOT Buy Unnecessary Items!!! Let Golden Garage Door Services give you a free estimate. In most cases you don’t even need to replace your motor, you probably just need a part replaced. Give us a call so we can determine exactly what the problem is and get your garage door rolling again.
Prior to my career in the garage door business, I would have had the same look on my face that some of you might have now, if asked this question. Is my garage door racked? Well let’s break it down, what is a racked door. Racked is simply garage door lingo for a door that is hanging crooked in the track. Now if this is what is going on at your house, don’t panic!!! Also don’t try to move it yourself. As of this moment your door is inoperable. This is extremely unstable and could potentially fall out of the track completely.
A racked door can happen due to old springs. If the springs are old they can lose tension which will cause slack in your cables. This causes the weight of the door to not be lifted evenly, resulting in your door falling out of the track. It is fixable, but you should always contact a highly train professional. Don’t let this happen to you!
Golden Garage Door Services has trained professionals that deal with this problem on a daily basis. So give us a call at 205-907-8179 or check us out on the web at goldengaragedoor.com. We have the best prices in town that can’t be beat. We do quality work and give a warranty with every job. We’re not just good, we’re GOLDEN
A common problem with garage doors messing up is because when they are installed they are not reinforced properly. The pictures below demonstrate a garage door that was not properly reinforced. The arm that connects the door to the motor rail will snatch that center stile away from the door causing the door to bow and lose its integrity.
This is a problem that can be easily fixed if the top panel is not badly damaged. First, the technician will take some punch angle and mount it to the top of the door to strengthen the integrity of the top panel. Then, he will disconnect the motor arm and place a reinforcement arm to the center stile. By adding these two things to a top panel it will strengthen it and make the operable again. It is a much less expensive fix than replacing the entire top section.
Here at Golden Garage Door Services we have trained technicians that can fix your garage door no matter the problem. If we can’t fix it, we offer some of the best prices in town to replace your door. So give us a call at 205-907-8179.