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How to Tell if Your Garage Door Rails Need to Be Replaced

When we install garage doors, we fit them with the rails that were designed for that door and that door only. In fact, every garage door that is manufactured comes with its own set of tracks. Although some companies do make rails that are adjustable, they rarely work universally. In other words, there’s a good chance that your next garage door replacement will have to be a complete replacement, parts and all. This is why we recommend an entire system overhaul to ensure that your new garage door will work correctly. When the rails go wrong, it will affect your door’s performance. Below are ways to tell if we need to replace the rails on your door.

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To Window or Not to Window Your Garage Door

If you’re getting ready to call Door Power for a residential garage door installation, one of the core decisions you will make is whether to purchase a garage door with or without the windows. Garage door windows provide lots of features and benefits. They also present a few challenges. If you decide you don’t want windows initially, you can call us to install them at a later date. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of garage door windows.

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European Ideas for Your American Garage Door

When it comes to art and design, Americans and Europeans influence and inspire each other in almost every industry. Such is the case with garage doors. Discerning homeowners looking to add a little flair to their garage doors can learn a thing two from European style. Door Power can help you find the right European trend that accents your home exterior and gives your property a unique creative edge. Here are some of our favorite European doors styles that work well in almost any American home.

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Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Any Garage Door

Is it time to give your garage door system a much-needed refresher? Door Power has put together our top five picks for garage door upgrades and replacement ideas that will revitalize your entire garage. Check out our recommendations below:

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3 Reasons You Need a Second Garage

Residential garage door installation is always a healthy investment for any homeowner. If you find, that you need to expand the square footage in your garage, then Door Power can help you every step of the way. We know firsthand the advantage of adding a second garage to your current floor plan. Below we break down three reasons why you need a second garage door!

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Why You Need Your Garage Door Cable Replaced

Your garage door is a complex mechanism made up of several functioning components, each essential to the seamless movement of the door. Part of the mechanism includes a cable and spring that allows the door to open and close in a controlled manner. The springs are under a high amount of tension. For this reason, a spring break could cause the door to slam down and cause injury to a person or damage to an object. The garage door cable, is responsible for catching the door in the event that the spring breaks.

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How We Can Make Your Garage Door Childproof

Do you have small children in your home? Like any other area around the house, you need to safeguard your garage door to make it safe for the toddlers. Below are some ways that Door Power can help you childproof your garage door.

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Get Help with These Five Garage Door Repairs

Garage door repairs aren’t too complicated, but they can be dangerous. Your door’s springs have high tension, and the rails need to be checked repeatedly. If you’re dealing with faulty seals, you’ll need a professional’s touch to assure complete repair. Here at Door Power, we love helping our Minnesota homeowners. Before turning to do-it-yourself methods, consider calling our team to handle the following:

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Garage Sheet Metal Tears: How Bad is Too Bad?

Between storms, vehicles, visitors, and accidents, garage doors take a beating. Often, small dents can become warped metal. Eventually, warped metal tears. It’s possible to repair a garage door with do-it-yourself methods, but we definitely suggest contacting a professional. Whether you’re in need of residential garage door installation, garage door repair, or long-term maintenance, an expert’s handiwork is more reliable.

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The Anatomy of a Garage Door: Breaking it Down

There are at least 200 industry terms that garage door specialists use when installing or repairing a garage door. Although we take the lingo for granted, we can’t expect our clients to know all about garage doors. Therefore, we’ve assembled a list of common and practical garage door components and their function. Having a layman’s knowledge of these terms will help you communicate with your garage door contractor when you begin your next project.

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