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Garage Door Broken Spring

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.

Fall Into A New Garage Door

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 Carriage Style Garage Door Clopay Gallery Serieswhen 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

Gallery garage doorOur 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.

Garage Door Bomb

Broken TorsionHave 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.

Garage Door Repairs

Garage Doors: Before

Homeowners with broken automatic garage door openers, or those older homes that never installed an electric automatic garage door opener are accustomed to lifting and closing their garage door with elbow grease, human power that is. But now they have to make sure their garage door is locked, especially when they go on vacation. This is especially troublesome when a garage is attached to the house, because the garage is a great place for the cat burglar to hide while picking the lock on the door from the garage to the kitchen. So when making sure your home is secure you might miss this entry point, your garage door. You can lock and bolt every window and door but the garage makes for a hidden point of entry.

Having a garage is quite convenient, your vehicle stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and is out of the wear and tear of the sun and rain. Garage door openers were designed initially for homeowners who lived in areas prone to a lot of rain so the driver did not have to get out of the car in pouring storms to open the garage door. The joy of watching a garage door go open and close thrilled children but eventually accidents occurred, even cars half in or out of the garage collided with the door leading to scratched paint and broken windshields. Today’s garage doors are supplied with sensors and electric eyes that prevent the door from closing on cars and pets. Your door should be checked frequently and maintained to assure all the safety mechanisms operate smoothly.

Qualified garage door service personnel can do an extensive, detailed check of the counter-balance system, inspect the cables, springs, and tracks. They also lubricate rails, tracks, hinges, brackets and rollers. Most importantly they have the tools and knowledge to check if the reversing sensors which may include electric eyes and motor force detectors. Reversing sensors are a safety feature on garage door openers that make the door reverse at the first sign of trouble.

Old doors contain other parts that can break down or even make the door a danger. Old torsion springs and frayed door cables may need to be replaced. If your cables are worn they are at risk of breaking. Let an expert check and maintain your garage door. Trained technicians who do these things for a living will fix and install doors, automatic openers and containment cables for extension springs. A containment cable loops through the extension springs and should is connected to the wall or the ceiling. They prevent injuries if the spring breaks and are an effective piece of safety equipment. Don’t try to handle springs and use a professional to adjust and install the bottom brackets. The bottom brackets on a garage door connected to springs are under immense tension. Repairs and
maintenance is definitely worth doing right, a wrongly maintained garage door can be as much a liability as a poorly installed garage door. Check your garage door for loose parts and listen for creaking, squeaking and scraping. Watch for shaking or rattling as these are signs that your door needs to be maintained.

Garages and garage doors add a great deal of value to your home, and replacing garage doors will increase the resale value of your house. Plus, the newer doors are better insulated that saves on energy and saves the planet. Saving energy also saves you money, so if you are having even serious garage door problems, the professionals at Golden Garage Door Service are the most trusted name in garage doors in Birmingham and Hoover Alabama and surrounding areas including Bessemer, Vestavia Hills and where ever you need us

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