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Need Garage Door Replacement Due to Storm Damage? You are Not Alone

This spring has already proven to be one of the heaviest storm seasons yet. Tornadoes and thunderstorms have been sweeping across the entire country, leaving costly home damages in its wake. And, your garage door can be one of the most vulnerable parts of your home prone to storm damage. Homes all over have been experiencing the effects of storm damage on their garage doors and find themselves in need of garage door replacement. In fact, thousands of homes each year suffer catastrophic harm due to storm damage. So, if you unfortunately find yourself in need of garage door replacement this summer, be sure to enlist the help of trusted professionals. Professionals like those at Garage Door Services are experts in garage doors and know what to look for and how to properly repair or replace your garage door in the event of storm damage. As the trusted name in garage door replacement for Dekalb, we have put together some additional information to help you understand how a storm can damage your garage door, how to avoid it and what to do when it happens.

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First of all, it is important to understand why garage doors are particularly susceptible to storm damage.  When wind hits one of the individual panels, it can cause it the door to open or simply become bent or twisted, even causing the door to fall off the track and leaving your garage exposed.

Hail is another big cause of damage to your garage door. And, while there may not be much that you can do to protect your garage door from hail, you can help ensure hail damage doesn’t turn into bigger issues. After a hailstorm, inspect your garage for damage. Some issues may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance. A garage door replacement company should be able to fix any damage that your door may have suffered during a hailstorm or replace it if necessary.

In order to avoid garage door damage from immediately threatening wind damage, you will want to manually lock the door if possible and turn off the auto-raise mechanism. Summer storms usually yield high winds, which can also throw lawn furniture, tree branches, and other yard features at your door. Be sure to place such items away from your garage door and then inspect it for damage after every storm.

It is also advisable to storm-proof your garage and garage doors when you know there is bad weather on the way; it could be the difference between major and minor damage. You can also brace the doors with a heavy-duty brace, which will add another level of support to the middle of the garage doors.

Has your garage door experienced damage from a recent storm? If so, it could require garage door replacement or simply a minor fix. Either way, give the professionals at Garage Door Services a call. For more information about garage door repair or garage door replacement in Dekalb, call Garage Door Services at 815-394-9777 or Contact Us.

Spring to It! Why Now is a Great Time to Get a New Garage Door

Warmer weather is creeping in and spring has finally arrived! For many of us, this season means renewal and a fresh new start. Now is the time where we put together our spring cleaning checklist and begin to think about work that needs to be done around the house. It’s also time to clean up the garage for summertime activities. While we’re in there, it is also a great time to take a look at the garage door to examine our garage door system and consider if this might just be the time to replace it, especially if it was acting up during the winter. As the trusted garage door service for Roscoe and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about why now is a great time to consider garage door repair or replacement.Roscoe Garage Door Services

Once the snow has melted, many construction and home renovation companies kick things into high gear. The warmer weather offers great conditions for garage door repair or replacement and it is also the time of year homeowners are looking to spruce things up; not to mention it’s tax return season!

The same is true for our garage door service. Spring offers a great opportunity to ensure your garage door not only looks great but is safe to operate as well. After a long, cold winter it’s not uncommon for the spring system on a garage door to break with the change in temperature. Replacing springs in the cold months isn’t something usually recommended. However, springtime is the perfect weather for checking and replacing not only the springs, but the garage door itself, with the assistance of a professional garage door service.

Make this spring not only productive when it comes to springs, but preemptive against future garage door problems. Precautions taken now can prevent summertime disasters with your garage door. Our garage door service can assess your garage door in order to recommend maintenance or replacement.

And, if your current garage door isn’t insulated, now is a great time to invest in a new insulated garage door. Most garages aren’t heated, but your garage door still impacts your home’s energy efficiency. If your garage is attached to the house, your best bet is to purchase an insulated door, especially if there’s an occupied room above the garage. It will help reduce both noise and the utility bills.

Are you ready to spruce up your garage door for spring? If you would like more information about our garage door service serving Roscoe and the surrounding areas, please give Garage Door Services a call at 815-394-9777 or Contact Us.

Common Garage Door Issues & Their Solutions

Garage doors have been around for decades, improving our homes and businesses with their convenience and security. In fact, your garage door is likely one of the most used appliances in your daily life. You depend on it every day to open and close at it should. Garage doors and garage door openers make your life easier and keep your car safe from the elements; if they’re working as they should, that is. Even the very best in garage doors can experience issues from time to time. Although it may seem sturdy, there will come a time when you’ll have issues due to broken parts, broken garage door openers or just normal wear and tear of daily use. As the experts in garage doors and garage door openers for Rockford and the surrounding areas, we have put together a list of some of the most common issues you may encounter as well as their causes and solutions.Installing and repairing garage door openers across Illinois

Does your garage door not open fully? If the garage door opens but stops short halfway it may be caused by the up limit switch or by damaged rollers. An experienced garage door repair company will be able to come out and make necessary repairs to get it working again.

Garage door won’t close all the way to the ground? This probably is one of the most common garage door issues we see. Often, when this happens, the close limit switch needs some adjustment.

Is your garage door not operating with the keypad or garage door opener? When you first encounter this problem, check the power supply on your garage door openers to rule out this cause. This issue can be triggered by different things. Replace the batteries on your garage door openers and check the wiring on the keypad. If this doesn’t work, contact our garage door repair company to we can troubleshoot the issue. We can check to ensure that the antenna is not damaged or your garage door openers need to be reformatted.

Garage door opening unevenly? A slanted or uneven garage door can often caused by a broken cable or worn-out spring cable pulley. We can take a look and replace the cable or springs with new ones if needed.

When your garage door closes halfway and then reverses, this is caused by a broken cable, worn-out extension pulley, bent tracks or a variety of other issues. So, when you encounter this problem, make sure that you call the professionals to take a look.

These are just some of the garage door issues that can arise. Our garage door service can tell you more about garage door repair for your garage doors or garage door openers in Rockford and help you schedule a garage door repair or installation. Call Garage Door Services today at 815-394-9777 or Contact Us.

Winter Maintenance & Considerations for Your Garage Door

The snow, wind and bitter cold of an Illinois winter can all take a heavy toll on the constructional integrity of your garage doors. During the colder months, the metal parts of your garage doors, such as screws and springs, tend to shrink, causing some unexpected problems with closing and opening and also making your garage door an unnecessary danger. As experts in garage doors for South Beloit and the surrounding areas, we’d like to offer up essential maintenance and considerations to make your garage door safe and dependable this season.garage doors

Moving Parts Maintenance

Be sure to inspect your garage doors on a regular basis to ensure everything is working as it should. Consider hiring a garage door professional that will inspect all the parts of your door at least once a year. You can also inspect the mechanical function of your door every few months by disconnecting the door opener and opening and closing your door manually a few times. However, you should never attempt to make any repairs to the hardware, cables or springs yourself; this type of garage door repair is best left to the experts.

Proper Lubrication

Proper lubrication is the key to the movement of garage doors, especially during cold weather as it protects the moving parts from the elements. If the lubrication is inadequate or too excessive, it can cause misalignment, leading to potential garage door dangers.

Learn What to Do in Event of Power Loss

With winter storms and ice come power outages. Even if you just had new garage doors installed or you keep your door in shipshape, it won’t work if the power goes out. Many a person has wondered how they’re going to get in or out of the garage when a winter storm knocks out electricity. Learn where to find the cord that disengages the opener so you can open your door manually.

Door Seal Maintenance

A good seal on the bottom of the door will not only keep out vermin but snow and cold as well. A seal won’t prevent a garage from flooding, but it will keep moisture and cold from seeping in, maintaining garage cleanliness and warmth.

The seal around the garage doors can also build up dirt and grime, which can prevent it from sealing correctly. So it is a good idea to spend a few minutes cleaning the seal to ensure proper functionality.

Colder temperatures can be rough on your garage door, but these are a few of the ways a homeowner can protect their doors from damage. Some of these are not unique to the winter season, but if you haven’t done them recently, winter can provide a good reminder to you.

Ready to get some more information on garage doors in South Beloit or any of the surrounding areas? Give Garage Door Services a call at 815-394-9777 or Contact Us.

Happy Holidays from Garage Door Services

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving northern Illinois with professional garage door services. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has used our services this past year. We hope you will trust us for all your future garage door needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Holidays