Archive for garage door maintenance

DIY Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

In this day of DIY or Do It Yourself, here are three quick and easy DIY garage door maintenance tests that you can do to identify small problems in the long term performance of your garage door.

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Little Hinges Swing Big Garage Doors

builder grade hinge and commercial hingeLittle hinges swing big garage doors …Small in size, hinges are essential to the proper function of your garage door. Should they break or wear out, opening the garage will be difficult, if not impossible. Even worse, broken hinges can cause serious damage to the garage door itself. Look for signs of deterioration and get them fixed before you are faced with a major repair bill. Read More→

4th Annual Plano Christmas Cops Networking Event

Stop by for our 4th Annual Plano Christmas Cops Networking event on December 4th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Help us hit our goal of 100 bikes for the families of Plano.  Our goal is to bring a smile and excitement back to a young child’s life when receiving a bike for Christmas.  Our 4th annual Plano Christmas Cops Networking Event has grown over the years with the help of the Plano Chamber of Commerce and their members donations…and this year the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and their members are helping us to achieving our goal. Read More→

Garage Door Springs – Should I Replace With One or Two?

One Spring vs. Two Garage Door Springs

What is a garage door spring and where do I look for it?  It is that object that is located above the garage door that looks like a coil or spring.  The proper name used in the garage door industry is called a torsion spring.

garage door torsion springA torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is a flexible object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. When it is twisted, it exerts a force (actually torque) in the opposite direction, proportional to the amount (angle) it is twisted.

So why would it be important to have one or two garage door springs on a standard two car garage door? Read More→

Garage Door Rollers – Like Nails on a Chalkboard…

Garage door sound

Loud – Squealing – Screeching
Garage Door Rollers
Can drive a homeowner Crazy…

Every Garage door has them and most people don’t know what they are or what to call them. It’s the part of the garage door that helps it go up and down everyday.

What I’m talking about are Garage Door Rollers or “Wheels”. There are several different kinds of rollers for a garage door, nylon (plastic) rollers, 7 ball bearing steel rollers, 10 ball bearing steel rollers and 11 ball bearing neoprene rollers. Garage door rollers are an intrical part of a working garage door in that if they are not “rolling” damage can happen to the garage door as well as the garage door opener. Read More→

Garage Door Safety Fair at A1 Affordable Garage Door Services

Thank you to all who came out for our annual Garage Door Safety Fair.


Garage Door Safety Fair Collage   Safety Cat and Friends Jumping for Garage Door Safety Read More→

National Garage Door Safety Month

National Garage Door Safety Month
June 2014

Did you know the month Safety Cat LiftMaster Garage Door Safetyof June is National Garage Door Safety Month?  Why is it important to check your garage door?  Well, it is the largest moving wall in your home and on average a garage door opens and closes two – four times everyday.  If the garage door opens that many times everyday, over time, parts start to wear out, torsion springs lose tension and openers need lubrication.

To help parents and children understand how important it is to check your garage door annually click on the link, Read More→

Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door safety tips

Garage Door Safety Tips – Is your Garage Door Safe?

During the past several months, there has been significant publicity within various media regarding garage door break-ins.  In response, a variety of security recommendations have been provided by dealers and others.  Many of these recommendations, including the use of zip-ties, contradict UL-325 and are in violation of federal regulations. Click on the link below to learn tips on garage door safety tips and how to be safe and secure.  Always remember to be aware of all your surroundings in and around your home. Read More→