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Metal door, 2 springs replaced, $200 out the door!  

Wood door $225 out the door!

(Out the door includes two springs, labor and trip charge)

If you find a better price, let me know and I will match it!

 

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Garage door maintenance Thornton

Garage door maintenance Thornton- how to perform maintenance and a safety inspection on your Thornton garage door.

Garage door maintenance Thornton is fairly simple.  The garage door has a bunch of moving parts but, most of them are easy to see and inspect.  The best way to perform a safety inspection is to work top to bottom, and left to right.  Let’s just make sure we inspect the whole system with this method and your Thornton garage door maintenance will be simple and complete.

First we start of inspecting the end bearings.  They are the bearings that the shaft is coming out of.  Check right below there to see if there is a big pile of metal shavings or anything else that could tip you off to the bearing not working like it is supposed to.  When the garage door bearing wears excessively on the torsion bar it can look like this:

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Garage door end bearing wearing garage door torsion bar
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Pile of metal from a garage door end bearing wearing through a garage door torsion bar

In extreme cases a worn out garage door end bearing can even cut through a torsion bar,  it is important for you to make sure when you are doing garage door maintenance Thornton that you lubricate the end bearings!  Here are some examples of what can happen when you don’t do your home’s Thornton garage door maintenance:

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Torsion bar cut in half by worn garage door end bearing

The next thing to check on your garage door maintenance list Thornton is the left cable.  Shine a flashlight all the way up and down and make sure there are no pieces of the garage door torsion cable coming off which shows as fraying.  You will see if strands are coming off of the cable, here is an example of a cable that has some noticeable fraying.  Of course if this thing breaks while the garage door is going up or down you will end up with a door that will come off track, damaging the tracks and possibly causing you to have to get a new garage door.

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A badly frayed garage door torsion cable

The next thing to check is the rollers.  You can run the door up and down with the opener and listen for a very noticeable click click click while the door is going up and down.  You can also take the roller wheel and wiggle it.  If your roller has more than about 10 degrees of movement it might be a good idea to replace your garage door rollers.  You can also hold the shaft and move the wheel trying to separate the two and you can look at where the roller shaft goes into the wheel and if you can visually see the little ball bearings in there they need to be replaced.  Worn out rollers can cause your Thornton garage door to come off track and possibly destroy the garage door.

Next check the hinges, top to bottom.  On wood doors make sure that none of the nuts or screws are loose or missing.  I have seen many doors where the garage door hinge on the edge of the wood doors have very very loose nuts or they are completely missing.  This can cause your door to jump off track.  I have also seen many missing screws from the interior hinges.  Also in between the panels on the wood doors there are two tiny little screws that hold the styles in place.  Take a look at these and make sure they are not missing or really loose.  You can also know that these are loose by the metal pieces at the top and bottom of the panels separating as the door opens and closes.  You should check all the nuts and screws on your door about every 6 months on wood doors to make sure nothing is coming loose.  With the change in weather the wood garage doors will expand and contract a little and cause things to loosen up. Just make sure all of this stuff is snug and do not over tighten them because the wood screws can become stripped.  Also, make sure all of the hinges are lubricated from one end of the pin to the other.  I have seen these shear off and destroy the hinge as well as damage garage doors Thornton.

Some of you out there have wood doors  with metal styles, this is a really bad design flaw because they used too light of a metal gauge and over time the slight bending of the metal makes them break.  Here is an awesome video of what that looks like and how you can fix it yourself.

Continue on to the right side of the door, make sure that the torsion cable is okay, make sure the rollers are okay, make sure that the end bearings are good to go as well.  Make sure you lubricate the whole system and if you find that one of your rollers are bad, the best thing that you can do is have us replace them all.  We will install high quality nylon rollers that should last 15 years or longer. The rollers that you can buy at the big box home improvement stores are $5 for two but the quality is so bad those new rollers will probably wear out before your old rollers wear out. I have seen this time and time again.

Now for some safety stuff.  Disconnect the garage door from the opener and manually open the door half way.  If it falls back to the ground and does not stay there then you need to have a professional come out and add tension to your garage door springs. Reconnect the opener, place a 2×4 longways across your garage door opening so that the door will close down on it.  Run a close cycle on the opener and if the door pops back up after hitting the board then your garage door opener is okay.  If it does not pop back open then you need to have the close force adjusted lower so that it will reverse in the event that your garage door closes on your car, a bike, a shovel or whatever else may get in the way.

For metal doors do the same thing though the likelihood of any of the screws being loose is really low.  However, do make sure that none of the screws have pulled out of the door and that all of the hinges are in proper working order.  The biggest problem with garage door hinges is going to be with overhead door hinges and wayne dalton garage door hinges.  If you do need garage door repair Thornton please give us a call at 720-212-9933.

I hope this guide helps all of you out in the future.

     

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    Is your garage door not opening? Look here!

    Possible causes for your garage door not opening:

    • Broken spring
      • This is the most common cause of your garagedoor not opening. The door will open about 6 inches and go back down. In most cases the garage door spring is visible above the door and you will see that it is broken. Some doors have an extension spring, check to see that it is not broken. Some doors have a torquemaster spring system. The spring is inside a silver tube and the ends of the tube that the cable goes around are plastic. If this is the case you will not be able to see if the spring is broken or not but if one of the cables is loose the spring is broken.
    • Garage Door Opener Problems
      • This is the second most common reason for your garage door not opening. Usually the gear and sprocket is worn out but, in some cases the motor or logic board or capacitor is burned out. The gear and sprocket is easy to replace and so is the capacitor, if any of the other two need to be replaced it is just best to replace the opener at that point.
    • Misaligned or worn hardware
      • In some cases your garage door hinges will get worn to the point of breaking. If this is the case the door may bind when you try to open it. If this is the case then you will have to replace the hinge. This is most common on wood doors but sometimes happens on steel doors.
      • Frayed cables. If you have frayed garage door cables then you need to have them replaced by a professional. The garage door springs are under extreme tension and attached to the cables that attach to the bottom bracket on the door. Removing the cable from the bracket or the bracket from the door will cause the cable to fly up to the ceiling quickly possibly hitting you in the face or the head.
    • Door lock is engaged
      • Some garage doors have a handle that has a few cables on it attached to a spring loaded locking mechinism. In this case there is a metal catch attached to the track to lock the door. You can either remove this or just take it off, flip it over, and re-attach it.
      • If you have a slide type lock you can either remove the locking mechinism or just slide it out of the track so the door unlocks.
    • The door is catching on something
      • Sometimes the door will catch on the frame of the door or on the weather stripping. Manually open the door slowly to see if you can figure out what it is catching on
      • Sometimes the track is bent or has some loose hardware that will cause the door to stick when it opens and closes. Once I found a screw that fell out of a wood door in the track and that was causing all the cusotmers problems with the door opening

    I hope all of this information is helpful. If you have any questions please contact me so I can add more information.

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    High cycle garage door springs

    High cycle garage door springs require some careful calculations to obtain.  Standard garage door springs come from the factory at a rating of 10k to 15k cycles.   A cycle is a complete open and close of the garage door.  What this means to you is if you open and close the garage door 3 times a day it will last 10 to 15 years.  For most families the garage door will open about 4 times a day on average.  So, the spring life will be less than that.  Once the spring breaks that 10k or 15k threshold, the spring could break at any time.  How do we get our garage door springs to last longer? We get high cycle garage door springs! Let’s take a look at how we get them!

    How to get longer life garage door springs.

    Now we get into the numbers.  Most garage door manufacturers use the smallest garage door spring that has the smallest wire gauge and length possible to lift the door.  These are going to be the 10k cycle springs in most cases. Let’s jump into a scenario so we can better understand spring science!  A plain old steel garage door with no insulation or windows weighs around 150 pounds. This door would require 2 springs that are 2″ in diameter.  The wire size would be .192 inches and the length would be 16.25 inches.  In the industry this spring would be a .192x2x16.25 spring. The total lift would be  around 154lbs for the pair and the spring  life would be 10k cycles.  If you wanted to have more cycles you need a bigger wire size with a longer spring.  The bigger wire size lasts longer because it is thicker but it needs to be longer to provide the same lift because a bigger wire size with the same length would have way more torque (lift). A great resource to use when converting to high cycle garage door springs is the garage door spring database from the folks at DDM garage doors.  I refer to them all the time and here is the link to the garage door torsion spring database http://ddmgaragedoors.com/springs/standard-torsion-springs.php#database. The length also helps with the life of the spring because the stress is spread out over more coils.  In this scenario, if you upgraded the spring to a .207x2x23 you would get 27k cycles and the same lift.  If you wanted to go bigger you could do a .218x2x29.75 spring and have 55k cycles.  With this door you could go all the way to a .243x2x49 spring pair and at 207k cycles your door might break before the spring does!!!  Even if you use the door 6 times a day the springs will last 100 years and if you use the door 12 times a day the springs will last 50 years!  I know some people that probably do use the garage door 12 times a day and maybe they need to upgrade to these springs.

    I hope that this high cycle garage door springs article was informative and will help you determine your needs the next time your garage door spring breaks.  We have a $100 upcharge for high cycle garage door springs but if you are tripling the life of the springs that extra $100 up front will save you a few hundred dollars in the long run.

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    Wheat Ridge Garage door repair

    Honest and affordable garage door repair in Wheat Ridge .

    Your garage door is the biggest and heaviest moving object in your home. They can weigh anywhere from 75 pounds to 600 pounds.

    Garage door repair
    Garage doors come in many designs but they all have one thing in common. At some point they all need garage door repair

    If you need garage door repair in Wheat Ridge , North Metro garage is a great choice. We provide high quality customer service and repairs, at a very affordable price. We know how scary it is to have somebody come to your house to fix something that is broken. We know that for most home repair service companies that this is a great opportunity for them to take advantage of you in your time of need. I own a home, and I have a family too. Because of this, I like to try to treat my customers as I would my own family. If you need our Wheat Ridge garage door repair services, you can trust us to be fair and honest with you.

    When your garage door breaks the best thing to do is to call a professional for your garage door repair in Wheat Ridge CO. The reason for this is because the garage door is a very specialized piece of equipment. Sure, when you look at it, it looks easy enough to fix. But, once you get into it, the system is really complicated. Not to mention very dangerous!

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    The garage door repair can be complicated. Look how many different parts there are.

    The springs on the garage door have the ability to lift 300 pounds or more and because of this, they are under extreme tension and, have a lot of torque. If a spring unwinds unexpectedly, it can go from 0 to 2000 RPM in the blink of an eye! If something goes wrong with one of these garage door torsion springs while you are working on it, you can get very seriously injured. I saw a picture of a garage door technician’s hand the other day that was torn apart by a torsion spring. He had to get multiple surgeries on his hand and was out of work for over a month. If you ever have a broken garage door spring in Wheat Ridge , the best thing you can do is call a professional to replace it.

    If you need Wheat Ridge garage door repair and your garage door has an issue, call us today! There are so many different reasons why you would need garage door repair in Wheat Ridge . The main reasons are that your garage door is not opening or closing properly. If you encounter any of these reasons we would be more than happy to repair your garage door in Wheat Ridge .

    Our Wheat Ridge garage door repair experts know exactly what is needed to fix your garage door. We even know which garage door torsion springs are the correct springs for your door. And, if you are tired of replacing your springs every few years, our technicians know exactly what to do to get a higher life spring for your door.

    If you’re looking for a new garage door in Wheat Ridge , we provide some of the highest quality garage doors available to us. Sure we have many manufacturers to choose from however, there are a certain few that we have found to have a better product and we will recommend those to our consumers that are looking for a new garage door. If our Wheat Ridge new garage door residents are looking for a specific manufacturer, we can provide that for them.

    When it comes to new garage door openers in Wheat Ridge , we provide the latest and greatest technology. If you’re looking for a garage door opener that you can control with your phone we have it. We also carry garage door openers that have a battery backup and a DC motor some of them even have Wi-Fi built-in. If you are looking for a new garage door opener in Wheat Ridge give us a call, we provide free quotes over the phone and there is never an obligation to buy.

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    Westminster Garage door repair

    Honest and affordable garage door repair in Westminster .

    Your garage door is the biggest and heaviest moving object in your home. They can weigh anywhere from 75 pounds to 600 pounds.

    Garage door repair
    Garage doors come in many designs but they all have one thing in common. At some point they all need garage door repair

    If you need garage door repair in Westminster , North Metro garage is a great choice. We provide high quality customer service and repairs, at a very affordable price. We know how scary it is to have somebody come to your house to fix something that is broken. We know that for most home repair service companies that this is a great opportunity for them to take advantage of you in your time of need. I own a home, and I have a family too. Because of this, I like to try to treat my customers as I would my own family. If you need our Westminster garage door repair services, you can trust us to be fair and honest with you.

    When your garage door breaks the best thing to do is to call a professional for your garage door repair in Westminster CO. The reason for this is because the garage door is a very specialized piece of equipment. Sure, when you look at it, it looks easy enough to fix. But, once you get into it, the system is really complicated. Not to mention very dangerous!

    garage door repair, all of the parts to make a garage door word
    The garage door repair can be complicated. Look how many different parts there are.

    The springs on the garage door have the ability to lift 300 pounds or more and because of this, they are under extreme tension and, have a lot of torque. If a spring unwinds unexpectedly, it can go from 0 to 2000 RPM in the blink of an eye! If something goes wrong with one of these garage door torsion springs while you are working on it, you can get very seriously injured. I saw a picture of a garage door technician’s hand the other day that was torn apart by a torsion spring. He had to get multiple surgeries on his hand and was out of work for over a month. If you ever have a broken garage door spring in Westminster , the best thing you can do is call a professional to replace it.

    If you need Westminster garage door repair and your garage door has an issue, call us today! There are so many different reasons why you would need garage door repair in Westminster . The main reasons are that your garage door is not opening or closing properly. If you encounter any of these reasons we would be more than happy to repair your garage door in Westminster .

    Our Westminster garage door repair experts know exactly what is needed to fix your garage door. We even know which garage door torsion springs are the correct springs for your door. And, if you are tired of replacing your springs every few years, our technicians know exactly what to do to get a higher life spring for your door.

    If you’re looking for a new garage door in Westminster , we provide some of the highest quality garage doors available to us. Sure we have many manufacturers to choose from however, there are a certain few that we have found to have a better product and we will recommend those to our consumers that are looking for a new garage door. If our Westminster new garage door residents are looking for a specific manufacturer, we can provide that for them.

    When it comes to new garage door openers in Westminster , we provide the latest and greatest technology. If you’re looking for a garage door opener that you can control with your phone we have it. We also carry garage door openers that have a battery backup and a DC motor some of them even have Wi-Fi built-in. If you are looking for a new garage door opener in Westminster give us a call, we provide free quotes over the phone and there is never an obligation to buy.

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    Broomfield Garage door repair

    Honest and affordable garage door repair in Broomfield .

    Your garage door is the biggest and heaviest moving object in your home. They can weigh anywhere from 75 pounds to 600 pounds.

    Garage door repair
    Garage doors come in many designs but they all have one thing in common. At some point they all need garage door repair

    If you need garage door repair in Broomfield , North Metro garage is a great choice. We provide high quality customer service and repairs, at a very affordable price. We know how scary it is to have somebody come to your house to fix something that is broken. We know that for most home repair service companies that this is a great opportunity for them to take advantage of you in your time of need. I own a home, and I have a family too. Because of this, I like to try to treat my customers as I would my own family. If you need our Broomfield garage door repair services, you can trust us to be fair and honest with you.

    When your garage door breaks the best thing to do is to call a professional for your garage door repair in Broomfield CO. The reason for this is because the garage door is a very specialized piece of equipment. Sure, when you look at it, it looks easy enough to fix. But, once you get into it, the system is really complicated. Not to mention very dangerous!

    garage door repair, all of the parts to make a garage door word
    The garage door repair can be complicated. Look how many different parts there are.

    The springs on the garage door have the ability to lift 300 pounds or more and because of this, they are under extreme tension and, have a lot of torque. If a spring unwinds unexpectedly, it can go from 0 to 2000 RPM in the blink of an eye! If something goes wrong with one of these garage door torsion springs while you are working on it, you can get very seriously injured. I saw a picture of a garage door technician’s hand the other day that was torn apart by a torsion spring. He had to get multiple surgeries on his hand and was out of work for over a month. If you ever have a broken garage door spring in Broomfield , the best thing you can do is call a professional to replace it.

    If you need Broomfield garage door repair and your garage door has an issue, call us today! There are so many different reasons why you would need garage door repair in Broomfield . The main reasons are that your garage door is not opening or closing properly. If you encounter any of these reasons we would be more than happy to repair your garage door in Broomfield .

    Our Broomfield garage door repair experts know exactly what is needed to fix your garage door. We even know which garage door torsion springs are the correct springs for your door. And, if you are tired of replacing your springs every few years, our technicians know exactly what to do to get a higher life spring for your door.

    If you’re looking for a new garage door in Broomfield , we provide some of the highest quality garage doors available to us. Sure we have many manufacturers to choose from however, there are a certain few that we have found to have a better product and we will recommend those to our consumers that are looking for a new garage door. If our Broomfield new garage door residents are looking for a specific manufacturer, we can provide that for them.

    When it comes to new garage door openers in Broomfield , we provide the latest and greatest technology. If you’re looking for a garage door opener that you can control with your phone we have it. We also carry garage door openers that have a battery backup and a DC motor some of them even have Wi-Fi built-in. If you are looking for a new garage door opener in Broomfield give us a call, we provide free quotes over the phone and there is never an obligation to buy.