Posted on 7/11/2022 4:32 AM By Door Power
With luck and a good maintenance routine, your garage door should only need the attention of a pro for regular checkups. Unfortunately, accidents and the unexpected can and will happen, though, and at some point you’re likely to find yourself in need of emergency repairs. Given that this doesn’t happen often—and that it’s quite the stressful experience of not having your garage door working—everything can quickly begin to feel quite overwhelming.
Posted on 3/7/2022 4:58 AM By Door Power
We always stress the importance of preventative maintenance on our garage door installation blog—and for good reason. Taking care of this hardworking machine ensures it serves your family well into the future, that aspects like your garage door opener and garage door tracks stay looking and functioning at their best.
Posted on 1/24/2022 4:34 AM By Door Power
Blowing snow and harsh winds can certainly have their way with your home’s exterior this time of year, but would it surprise you to learn that it’s not only exterior items that undergo strain? Indeed, certain parts of your garage door, no matter the brand or format, have to bring their A game to the colder months to serve your family faithfully—and if they take too much of a hit, you could be stuck with a service interruption, which is not something you want to deal with during one of our state’s brisk subzero streaks!
Posted on 7/19/2021 4:22 AM By Door Power
Squeaks and squeals aren’t good coming from any mechanical object—and your garage door is no exception. Aside from being grating on the ears, it’s a surefire sign that something is wrong. But can that something be fixed with a little lubricant, as it can with so many other machines? And if so, what’s the right type of the stuff to use on your garage door? Will your trusty can of WD40 do the job?
Posted on 6/7/2021 4:47 AM By Door Power
However, while it’s somewhat sheltered, your garage probably isn’t as temperature controlled as, say, your house. This might not seem like an issue until you consider everything that’s stored in it. You probably have temperature-sensitive chemicals in there, like motor oil, and your car can encounter tire pressure problems and battery issues if it gets too cold or hot. Given that we live in Minnesota, that’s practically a guarantee!
Posted on 5/24/2021 4:28 AM By Door Power
In the age of pressure washers and internet how-to’s, it’s easy to think that cleaning your garage door is a straightforward process. Perhaps, in some senses of the word, it is. Getting the job done right doesn’t take more than a few tools you have at home and some elbow grease.
Posted on 3/9/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
Spring is almost in the air in the Twin Cities, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning! Though it’s neither exciting nor glamorous, spring cleaning is one annual practice that almost all homeowners take part in, and if you’re planning to spring clean your garage this year, don’t neglect your garage door! At Door Power, we know what a difference routine cleaning and maintenance can make in the appearance, functionality, and life of your residential garage door. So, when it’s time to dig out your cleaning supplies and tackle your garage, follow these tips to give your door some attention, too.
Posted on 2/17/2020 4:00 AM By Door Power
For most homeowners, the garage door is an essential component of the home, but without proper maintenance, it can become a nuisance or, worse, a glaring safety hazard. At Door Power, we stress the importance of routine garage door maintenance because we know regular upkeep can extend the life of your door and improve its safety status. If you’re not currently in the habit of inspecting, maintaining, and testing your garage door, you could be putting you and family at risk. To get you started, here are four essential maintenance actions you should be performing at least every two months, but preferably, every month: