The Garage Door Check List Every Homeowner Should Have

 

As a homeowner, you are learning quickly that consistent maintenance is required to keep your home up and running. One of the greatest ways to cut down these costs in the future is prevention.
Garage Doors would be great if we could just install them and forget about them. In reality they are not, and if you don’t take care of routine maintenance on your door you will be spending more in the long run. Luckily, you don’t need to be a garage door technician to make sure you are taking the necessary steps toward making things run smoothly. While garage doors and openers are technically one entire system, you need to keep in mind that they are separate and contain many moving parts.

With this home garage door checklist, you can keep on top of problems before they happen, saving you both time and money. These checks are recommended at least twice per year, but many find that being on the constant lookout for problems and running through the checklist periodically can be beneficial.

Visual Inspection:Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

To Do This:

  • Stand inside your garage with the garage door closed. Starting in one corner visually look at your door staring at one corner and going down, repeat this process as you move across your door.
  • Look for cracks in the surface of the door, especially around the hinges.
  • Inspect the rollers. Place a finger on the wheel of each roller and try to rock the roller wheel back and forth for looseness. If they are loose, they need replacing.
  • Look at the cables and make sure they are not frayed or twisted.
  • Look at where the opener “J” arm attaches to the door. Make sure it is not starting to pull off. If you have a metal door, there should a special bracket called an “Operator Bracket”, attached to the door and the opener “J” arm attached to this special bracket.
  • Stand in the middle of the garage door and grab the door and move it front to back and side to side. There should be slight movement each way.
  • Open the garage door half way and look at the rubber seal located along the bottom of the garage door. It should move and be pliable and no cracks or missing sections.
  • Close the door and pull the red cord to disconnect the opener. Lift the door to waist height. The door should be easy to lift. With the door at waist height, let go of the door. It should remain there or slowly drop to the floor.
  • Open the door all the way up and let go. It should remain open.

Operate the Opener:

This will require simple testing to see if the systems are working correctly.

To Do This:

  • Run the garage door open and close 2 or 3 times. There should be no loud squeaks or pops.
  • Test the safety eyes. This can be done by closing the door and place your foot in way of the safety eyes. The door should stop and reverse to open.
  • Close the door and as the door is closing, grab the bottom of the garage door and try to stop it until it reverses. it should give about 15 – 20 pounds of push before reversing.
  • This can be a good time to replace the batteries in your remote controls.

The great thing about these tests is that you can do them yourself! If the task seems a bit daunting we will send a professional to check for any problems. Call 770-720-7828 for more information to book an appointment or visit our web site at www.covenantgaragedoors.com

 

The Use of Wooden Garage Doors

Cypress Garage Doors in New Construction
Cypress Garage Doors in New Construction

Wood-Carriage Garage Doors

If you have the mindset that if you’ve seen one garage door you seen them all, you may want to reconsider that point of view. The reality is that garage doors are not only utilitarian, but with the various different options for garage doors, you can open an entirely new aspect to your homes decor that many people fail to realize. This is typically the case when people consider using wood garage doors.

One of the most beneficial aspects to wood garage doors is the custom nature of their design. Not every home will come equipped with a standard size garage door. In addition, if you have made improvements or added new dimensions to your garage space, a standard size door that once fit on your garage may not be adequate for your garage any longer. Regardless of what size door you need, custom wood garage doors may be your best option.

When you consider wooden garage doors, you may not quite understand the amount of options you will have in terms of its construction. While it will have the solid and decorative look of wood, there is far more to the construction of these types of garage doors than simply a large wooden panel.

There are wooded garage doors that have multiple layers and some of those layers can include steel frames for better rigidity and others include areas for insulation to help the doors offer better protection from the weather as well as better sound absorption. The choice as to what type of door will work best for you will depend upon your needs for insulation as well as your budget.

When it comes to the type of wood that is used in customized wood garage doors, there are multiple different options. For example, a common wood that is used for garage door inlays and base material is oak. However you can choose from walnut, hemlock, fir, cedar as well as redwood, just to mention a few.

Lastly, you want to consider the design of the doors. You can choose standard carriage doors with multiple designs and patterns that can be built or you can choose standard panel construction for your wooden garage doors. These panels can be laid out in a short design or long design, depending on your particular design preferences. You will also have the option of choosing windows to be included in your door and these windows can be very small bordering the top of the garage door or you can choose a more extensive use of windows in your garage door design. In addition to this, you’ll also have the option of decorative hardware to finish out your customized garage door design.

You can call us at 770-720-7828 or fill out our online form on the website to schedule an appointment. Don’t settle for less than the best! Visit our main site at https://www.covenantgaragedoors.com today and experience the difference in quality and service at competitive prices.

Covenant Garage Doors, with more than 20 years in business and over 35 years of experience, is your garage door repair and garage door servicing specialists! We provide garage door repair in Atlanta, Ballground, Jasper, Waleska, Woodstock, Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Duluth, Canton, and the surrounding areas.

Garage Door Repair and Installation

Investing in top quality products for your home or business is important.  Repairing, replacing or installing a new garage door can be a big investment. It’s important to search for a company in garage door repair that can deliver top notch service at a great price. Make sure you do your research and find a leading company that has a reputation for excellent service.

Covenant Garage Doors specializes in garage door repair, garage door opener installationand garage door replacement. You won’t have to worry about faulty installations or repeat issues with your garage door because we are incredibly selective about who we hire to perform and provide service.Garage Door Repair and Installations

Service and repair is dealt with extra care so the job is completed correctly the first time around. This way we ensure the customer saves both time and money. Covenant Garage Doors also provides warranties on services rendered so there is a guarantee the job will be done right. We understand that a garage door has many moving parts. If any of those parts break down, there may also be problems with other parts of the machine. When the company’s employees show up to service a garage door, they come equipped with the parts needed for repair. They can service most major brands. One of the most important parts of the garage door are the garage door springs. Technicians will take a look at the springs and see if a garage door spring replacement is needed.

Customers looking to replace a garage door can choose from many styles to suit their budget and design needs.  A technician will provide a free estimate before ordering any doors. There are basic metal doors, metal insulated doors, metal insulated (triple layer construction), metal carriage doors and custom wood carriage doors.

No matter what type of garage door you desire, Covenant Garage Doors is here to help. You can call us at 770-720-7828 or fill out our online form on their website to schedule an appointment. Don’t settle for less than the best! Visit our main site at https://www.covenantgaragedoors.com today and experience the difference in quality and service at competitive prices.

Covenant Garage Doors, with more than 20 years in business and over 35 years of experience, is your garage door repair and garage door servicing specialists! We provide garage door repair in the greater Atlanta Metro area.

The Importance of Balancing Garage Doors

Continuous wear through years of use, or even recent garage door repairs that weren’t completed properly, can result in your garage door being off balance. As the name dictates this is a bad condition for any garage door as it can become ‘heavy’ and require your garage door opener to work harder than is required, which ultimately causes you garage door opener to stop working. For this reason, it is very important that garage doors be re-balanced and remain balanced at all times.

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