Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Life Span of a Garage Door Spring

Every garage door has a system of springs that help keep the door in balance. They are responsible for most of the heavy lifting for opening and closing the garage door.

 

Garage door springs are rated in something that is called cycles. A cycle is classified as the garage door going up once and back down once. Most spring systems are rated (or will last) for around 10,000 cycles. For most people, this will last around 7 to 10 years, but it really depends on how often your garage door is used.

 

At some point all springs […]

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Garage Door Problems During the Winter Months

Many people wonder why garage doors don’t open as well in the winter. Several problems could be the cause of this. By knowing about these problems, it gives you an opportunity to prevent them before they happen.

Here are a few of the most common issues you can experience with your garage door during the winter:

Hardened Grease

Most lubricating greases are made to operate under really hot temperatures. The downside is that they don’t necessarily work very well in cold temperatures. Cold temperatures can thicken and harden grease, making it not work very well as a lubricant. During […]

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