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...

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...

November 19, 2015

Everytime the door is closing, there is a significant load on the spring plate that is anchored to the wall. In this case the drywall disintegrated over time and caused the spring plate to become loose. Eventually the lag bolts fell out and the torsion spring assembly...

October 21, 2015

An older cladwood door was accidently damaged by a roofing contractor. Fortunately, we were able to replace just the rectangular panel. After a coat of paint it will look as good as new. These panels are getting harder to find. Don't delay! If you have a damaged panel...

August 28, 2015

Installing a keypad is a great alternative from giving younger kids keys to the house. It is also very convenient when you are working outside and require regular access to the garage. No longer do you need to leave the door open resulting in a possible security risk....

June 27, 2015

Frayed or stretched cables can cause garage door to become crooked and not sit flat on the ground. This condition should be repaired promtly as it is a huge safety concern. If the cable breakes, the door falls. It is that simple. Cables should always be replaced in pai...

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