If you seem to be continually replacing light bulbs in your garage door opener, the actual light socket could be the culprit. You can easily tell the light socket on the left has suffered some heat damage. The socket on the right is obviously new. When the lights fail...

 I have recently come across numerous garage doors that have had wooden trim added to make them look more unique. Its a nice idea and it looks great. However, it is important to realize that in most cases the door installer had no idea what the builders intentions were...

 This is the time of year when you start thinking about getting some vehicle maintenance done. With winter basically here, the harsher weather is just around the corner. Maybe, some fresh wiper blades are in order. It's always a good idea to check the antifreeze and le...

May 26, 2017

A common complaint, with old wooden garage doors, is a gap that often appears between the bottom section of the door and the concrete. If it was a parallel gap all it would take is a few adjustments and it would be resolved. However, these gaps are generally at either...

May 1, 2017

This photo shows stress cracks around the operator bracket. In a perfect world, garage doors should always be lifted from the bottom corners by the stored energy with in the torsion spring assembly. The electric motor is only designed to assist. When the operator start...

April 25, 2017

Yesterday I came across some poor workmanship I thought I would share. This cable/chain assembly, common to the newly installed operator, required to be shortened since there was a problematic supporting beam that ran across the garage ceiling. The installer simply cut...

April 15, 2017

Yes, replacement sections are still available for most older wooden doors. Please call us at 604 945-7595 for a quote.

March 22, 2017

It's true! All replacement nylon gears common to Chamberlain Liftmaster Operators are not the same.

The gear on the left is a genuine Liftmaster part. It will be identified with a LM part number. The clone on the right seems to be more plastic than nylon and is not iden...

February 11, 2016

 

Broken torsion springs are our most common job. They should always be replaced in pairs.  There is more to this job that meets the eye and is imparitive that the job is performed correctly. You can reach us anytime by calling us now at  604 945-7595.

February 11, 2016

Older style Liftmaster photo eye sensors had connectors attaching the the wire to the sensor. Since these sensors are generally located in a damp location in the garage, the connectors are prone to oxidation. This condition will result in difficulty closing the door. T...

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