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Oil Tempered versus Zinc Galvanized Torsion Springs

Sep 08, 2014 | 0 comments


Why does it matter?  Oil tempered springs have been around for a very long time and they are the most common springs on a garage door.  These spring have one downfall, they rust.  These springs are nice because they keep their tension and rarely ever need to be tightened.  Anyone who suggests tightening torsion springs is wrong - you are temporarily helping your garage door.  The fact is that the spring has a limit on how much it can be adjusted, if you over exhaust that limit then you reduce the cycle life.  Cycle life refers to the rating of...

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How to Fix Your Own Garage Door

Aug 15, 2014 | 0 comments


Check out this short two minute video where Tommy explains some details about fixing your own garage door. Transcript: Thank you for making your purchase here at Garage Door Nation. There's a few more things I'm gonna want you to look at on your garage door before you check out. First thing is, check out your rollers. These are what make the garage door roll up and down. You want to make sure if you have these rollers, they are the worst rollers you can get. They say they are heavy duty but they are not. They come apart. These...

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How to Pick the Right Garage Door

Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments


Pick the right garage door by defining the design style, insulation or R-values, window treatments, safety features, mechanical design, cost, and warranties offered. Don’t forget to look for maintenance issues. Check out “green” doors or doors made from recycled materials, and verify building or neighborhood code requirements. The right garage door can increase the curb appeal of your home by up to 50% and your home’s total home value by at least 3%. Garage Door Considerations Shopping for the right garage door for your home needs to be a careful decision. It’s as much a part of home design as...

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Reasons to Get a Garage Door Opener Keypad

Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments


In 1926, C.G. Johnson invented the garage door opener.  His opener was a motorized method of opening a garage door with the press of a button. Today, garage door openers are controlled by a switch on the garage wall, remote controls in a car, or a keypad attached somewhere outside the garage. The garage door is the largest moving part in your home, and garage door keypads offer the ease of opening and closing your garage door without straining your back. Garage door opener keypads are keyless entry systems that allow access to your garage. A dual-frequency radio operates the...

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Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments


The garage door is like many things in the home, wherein we don't pay much attention until something goes wrong. Pushing the button on the opener and leaving for work is an automatic daily task that we usually don’t think about, but having the garage door come off the tracks and crash onto the hood of your Buick might draw some attention. In order to preserve your Buick and your garage door, it's important to follow this checklist for regular maintenance. Clean One of the best ways to keep your garage door sparkling and functional is by giving it a...

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