A broken spring can be more of a pain then you think. If you open and close your garage door 4 to 5 times a day, you will need a service call for a tune up between 5 to 10 years. Most garage doors operate using one of two types of spring; there are the torsion spring system and the extension spring system. Broken springs need to be repaired quickly so you can get your door working properly in a timely manor.
Here are signs that your springs may be broken:
1. The door does not fully open
When you have broken garage door springs, the door opener force sensitivity system kicks in and stops it from hitting the motor.
2. The door’s top section is dented
Garage doors can weigh up to about 300 lbs. If there is no door sensitivity system, the motor keeps trying to pull the door open. If the door is too heavy, something will give, and it is usually the top door section.
3. You see a gap in the spring
A torsion spring system has one or two tightly wound springs over the top of the door. When one of these springs breaks it partially unwinds, and leaves a visible gap.
4. You hear a loud bang
A lot of energy is released when a spring breaks. That energy converts to noise. Many people hear a bang, and look to see if something hit the house. They see nothing obvious, and do not check to see if they have any broken garage door springs.
5. The door falls too quickly
You might not notice that the door opened slowly, but you notice how quickly it closes. It does that because one of the springs is no longer working, so the whole of the door’s weight is being controlled by one spring.
Give us a call today to fix any issues with your springs, we are here to help you!
Is your door not level, shaking or squeaking when you open it? It’s time, for a new garage door. When purchasing a new door, it’s not a one size fits all approach, we look at multiple factors when it comes to picking the perfect door. Here at Warner Garage Door we understand each home is unique and work with the homeowner to find the right fit.
Safety: If your door is a high traffic area like most are or you have kids and pets it’s important to make sure a garage door has a safety sensor. Since 1993 the industry standard is to install safety sensors which is great but if your home is older this might be a big concern for you. The sensor will stop the garage door if something is in the way.
Security: Security is one of the most important features to a lot of our customers. They want a door that is safe and secure for their family. Some garage door openers are equipped with rolling-code technology. This feature changes the security code each time someone uses the remote. This helps prevent unwanted people stealing your garage door opener code. With more than a billion combinations, this is prevented.
What your door is made of: Some people are concerned about the look of the door and some are focused on the material used. The doors we carry are made from premium material and range from wood to steel and aluminum. It depends on what the customer is looking for.
Motor Matters: Pay attention to the horsepower ratings on the garage door opener. The horsepower across models will range. If you are buying a heavy garage door, consider a motor with a higher horsepower. If the door is lightweight, opting for a motor with a high horsepower rating may be too much.
Look of the door: What is your style? Do you want the door to have windows or no? This is something that will be important when you come to pick out your new garage door. Bring photos of your home so we can help you pick a stylet that fits. Visit our website and check out ideas from our gallery.
Convenience: We have endless options when it comes to make your door easy to open. We offer wireless keypads, smart phone kits, standard openers and more.
We are here to help you pick the perfect garage door for your new or existing home.
Most home owners don’t think about replacing their garage doors until it’s absolutely necessary. We often wait until the siding needs repair and the door won’t open. This often happens because we think it’s too much headache or the cost is going to be through the roof, both are untrue.
A new garage door provided by Warner Garage Door is hassle free, we take care of everything. Our experienced team of professionals are trained to install both residential and commercial garage doors in a timely manner. The project is pretty much seamless to you.
The other benefit of a new garage door is the updated look it can give your home or building. A new fresh door that runs smoothly gives you a peace of mind along with ease of use, just push a button and go. Replacing old cracking doors will also help the value of your home and doesn’t have to be expensive. The new door will bring curb appeal to your garage, if you choose a unique door you can really dress up the outside of your home. We offer free estimates so you can get a price before you sign up.
Check out these before and after photos of installations we’ve complete.
Your garage door is the largest moving part in your home, and it’s used many times a day during the all seasons. It’s important to keep your door running smoothly this upcoming season so you not stuck in the cold. Winter conditions cause your door a little more stress than the summer months due to the extreme dip in temperature. Here are a few tips on how make sure your garage door is running smoothly this winter.
These tips will have you ready for the winter months ahead and make sure your garage door is working properly.
Fall weather is approaching fast, the cooler nights and shorter days’ reveal winter is coming in a few short months. As homeowners, we start to think about what is next when it comes to making sure we are prepared for the next season.
When it comes to your garage door maintenance a fall is one of the seasons where being prepared will help you pass through winter with fewer issues. An annual garage door tune-up helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. The garage door is the most used part of your home, on average your door will open 1,000 per year. Keeping the door running at its best is what we do. Safety is number one at Warner Garage Door, we want you and your family to be safe getting in and out of your home and a fall tune-up can help ensure that happens.
The Fall Tune-Up special includes one of our highly trained installers coming to your home and performing a number of tasks to ensure your doors work properly through the winter months. We will take a look at your tension and springs, check safety features, lubricate parts and check rollers all to ensure the door is working properly.
Having a tune-up is a great way to avoid any issues that may happen in the cold of winter.
Call us today to schedule your Fall Tune-Up for only $79!