When you install a new garage door, replace all the hardware as well. If your automatic opener doesn’t have an automatic reversing system that includes photoelectric eyes, replace it. Doors with openers also require two extra pieces of hardware that you’ll see in Photo 4: a support strut (usually included in the door kit) and an opener bracket (not included). For doors with torsion springs located over the door, spend the $50 or so to have a garage door professional release the tension.
The electronics should also be inspected before or after investing in the cost of replacing the garage door panel to make sure your door will operate properly. The sensors prevent the door from closing on someone's foot or a pet. If they don't work, someone could be injured. Also check to make sure the door opener works, since you could otherwise be locked out of your garage.
Single panel doors are constructed from one monolithic panel. From the closed position a single panel door swings up and overhead with a hinge on each side (known as jamb type hardware) to the fully open position. A disadvantage of monolithic panel doors is that the swing up arc of the door occurs partially outside the garage. This means a vehicle must stop and park several feet in front of the door to avoid being hit by the garage door when it is opened.
Discount Garage Doors Inc.(DGD) has specialized in repairing and restoring garage doors and openers for the past twenty years. We believe in providing a top quality service for our customers while giving them the neighborly respect they deserve. Discount Garage Doors Inc. is a State Licensed garage door company serving over 18 counties across Florida. In addition, we are one of the only garage door companies to be a member of the International Door Association as well as the Florida Home Builder’s Association. We have also been awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award seven years in a row! DGD is committed to providing the best experience possible for our customers!
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Step 5: Check for loose hardware, and tighten as needed. On swing-up doors, check the plates where the spring is mounted to be sure the screws are tight, and tighten any loose screws. On roll-up doors, check the hinges that hold the sections of the door together; tighten any loose screws, and replace any damaged hinges. Sagging at one side of the door can often be corrected by servicing the hinges. If a screw hole is enlarged, replace the screw with a longer one of the same diameter, and use a hollow fiber plug, dipped in carpenters' glue, with the new screw. If the wood is cracked at a hinge, remove the hinge and fill the cracks and the screw holes with wood filler. Let the filler dry and then replace the hinge. If possible, move the hinge onto solid wood.


Marvin Allan Door Company has the tools, experience, and know-how to handle all of your commercial garage door projects. From installation of a brand new door for your loading bay to repairing your existing doors, we will approach your garage door project as if we were working on our own business, making sure that every detail is perfect because we know the risks involved with an improperly installed or repaired garage door.

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