Top 3 Tips on Garage Door Repair Revealed by Steel City Garage Door
Steel City Garage Doors has released a free tip sheet to help homeowners cut through the clutter and get to the most important tips for Garage Door Repair that are essential for maintenance and ensure proper functionality of your garage door. The full list of tips/tricks can be found on the company's website, https://steelcitygaragedoors.com/services/. Some of the most effective tips include:
Garage Door Repair
TIP 1: Check the metal tracks inside the garage....
TIP 2: Check the tracks with a level to make sure they're properly aligned....
TIP 3: Clean the tracks with concentrated household cleaner to remove dirt and hardened grease....
TIP 4: Check for loose hardware, and tighten as needed… In the case of your door being off track, it is important to remove everything in the potential path of the door and then follow up with a professional garage door repair service. Also, make sure that you keep all items in one location if you are in need of a professional.
Caution: If a roll-up door has only one torsion spring, at the center of the door, do not try to repair it. The tension is so great that the spring could injure you. For doors with this type of spring, call a professional repair service.
Garage Door Installation
A great tip for buying a new garage door is to choose a door that is made from the longest lasting materials possible. Some of the more popular materials chosen for a new garage door include:
- Steel — Easy to maintain and very durable.
- Vinyl — It does not need painting and withstands bad weather.
- Wood — It can be stained or painted repeatedly. Fiberglass — It mimics the looks of other materials, like wood, with less maintenance.
- Aluminum — It is one of the most common garage door materials because it is easy to maintain, and available in colors and finishes of all types.
- Aluminum with Glass — This material requires minimal maintenance and includes windows of the shape and size of your choice. Glass can also be regular, tinted, or even frosted.
Garage Door Openers
When choosing a Garage Door opener, you want to make sure that you choose a safe and reliable brand. When it comes to choosing a replacement garage door opener, Steel City Garage Doors recommends the most reliable brand which is LiftMaster®. They are extremely powerful, quiet and durable and it will provide you piece of mind knowing that you garage door is always safe and secure.
Another important tip is to make sure you understand how your emergency release works on your new Garage Door Opener. This emergency release device can be readily identified by looking for the red cord with the red handle. Do not remove the red handle as it is there for emergencies such as a child or an animal being trapped under the door.
When asked about the reasons behind the tip sheet, Steel City Garage Doors said,
"Your garage door is probably the largest movable object in your house. Steel City Garage Doors wanted to provide tips to the community to ensure that they are keeping up with the maintenance of their garage in order to keep their family, kids, and pets safe! There are several routine maintenance jobs you can do on your garage door, that will increase the safety as well as minimize expensive garage door repair costs in the future."
The tip sheet is available for free and homeowners are encouraged to share the tips with others who find the information useful. Any questions can be answered by going to the company website, https://steelcitygaragedoors.com/contact/ and filling out the contact form there.
If you find yourself in a bind or if you aren’t sure how to proceed, please give them a call for any and all of your garage door needs. For over two decades, Steel City Garage Doors has been providing top-quality garage door repair & replacement services in Pittsburgh, PA. Their professional team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Steel City Garage Doors is ready to repair any garage door issue you may have or install a new garage door in your home or business location.
Here is a list of towns that Garage Door Repair serves:
- Fox Chapel
- Green Tree
- Mount Lebanon