Extension spring systems should always be restrained by a safety cable that runs through the middle of the spring, tying off to a solid point at the rear and front of the horizontal door track. Extension springs represent a hazard to bystanders when a spring, pulley, or cable breaks under tension. Metal parts from extension spring systems can suddenly be launched.
The service was super quick from scheduling to completion -- I called late morning for an appointment and was done by early afternoon! I appreciated that the technician had everything he needed right there on the truck. I don't know a thing about garage doors and had never purchased garage products or repair services. My tech, Joe, was very patient with me and worked with me to get my need fixed. Very helpful.
One of the most common garage door repair jobs that we see everyday is the broken Torsion Spring or Extension Spring. If your garage door spring looks like the one in the above picture, it is broken and you should definitely not attempt to repair it yourself. Do not use the garage door or garage door opener until the springs have been replaced. Click here for additional information about garage door spring replacement.
Step 2: Check the tracks with a level to make sure they're properly aligned. Horizontal tracks should slant slightly down toward the back of the garage; with roll-up doors, the vertical sections of track should be exactly plumb. Both tracks must be at the same height on the garage walls. If the tracks are not properly aligned, loosen but do not remove the screws or bolts that hold the mounting brackets, and tap the tracks carefully into position. Recheck the tracks with the level to make sure they're in the right position; then tighten the screws or bolts at the mounting brackets.
Single panel doors can also be installed with (one piece track type hardware) that folds the door back with a single horizontal track on each side (which is mounted at the top of the wood frame) and a roller, (mounted to the top of the door on each side. A hinge on each side that attaches to the bottom of each side of garage door. Using track hardware, a car can be parked much closer to the door, as the whole door, when in the open position, rests completely inside of the garage door header. Track type hardware has much less arc when raising and lowering the garage door as opposed jamb type hardware.
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If you are replacing an old garage door, the first step is to measure your garage opening to ensure you are choosing a door with the correct dimensions. Even if you feel confident that your door is a standard size, measuring first can help ensure that buying your door is an enjoyable and smooth process. View our installation guide to get the needed measurements for your door. If you find that you have an odd-sized garage door, use our QuickDraw tool to see how a specific model will look in your desired size. If you have a unique vision for your home's curb appeal, Clopay can also design custom garage doors to meet your specifications.
Brandon was friendly, professional and efficient. He diagnosed the issue within.30 seconds of entering the Garage, clearly explained what exactly was required to resolve the problem and proceeded to replace the tension Springs. He communicated the options, cost involved and the warranty. Work completed in less than.30 minutes, start to finish... Great Job Brandon
Marvin Allan Door Company, Inc. has been providing first-rate commercial and residential garage doors, garage door installation and general service to customers throughout Eastern North Carolina for more than 40 years. Garage doors offer not only an extra amount of curb appeal to your home or business, but they are also crucial for the security of your property.
We are a premium dealer of some of the top garage door manufacturers in the country. We carry garage doors from Amarr, Martin Doors, Wayne Dalton and Clopay to name a few. Because we are a premium dealer, selling millions of dollars of doors every year, we get the best prices straight from the factory and are able to price our doors competitively, backing it up with our lowest price guarantee. Questions or quotes for a new garage door? Please, fill out the form above, or call into our office at (707) 552-0227.
If you have a steel door, but want the look of a wood one, it is not necessary to change your entire garage door. Often, it may be possible to mimic the look of wood with skillful painting. Your local home improvement store may be able to provide good advice about the type of paint and brushes needed to mimic the look of wood for your particular door material.
The technician, Robert Helton, was very pleasant, helpful, and professional. He repaired the garage door opener expeditiously and explained why it hadn't worked properly. He also checked the chain mechanism and the door itself and showed me how to manually work the door should I need to do that in the future. I was very pleased with this repair work.