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"Garage Door Maintenance" Posts

A lot of different types of insects like the warmth and relative dryness they can find in a garage, and they will seek out ways to get into your space and out of the elements. Fortunately, there are ways to keep crickets and other types of insects out of your…

Whether you had a fresh, beautiful new garage door installed or you want to take care of an existing fixture, wooden doors need special care. Fortunately, the labor involved in garage door care is relatively light and easy; you just need to know a few tips for getting the most…

Your garage door goes through a lot. Dings, bumps, rain, heat and freezing weather all take their toll. Over time cables fray, tracks become bent and springs lose their tension. A garage door is more complicated than you think and minor damage can prevent your door’s ability from functioning correctly….

Garage door openers are a staple of convenience. In fact, they’re typically so reliable and effective that you forget about them, which is how it should be. Still, they do need a little attention from time to time and performing three outrageously simple tests once a year can ensure that…

Very few people think about garage door maintenance when they think about home ownership. Instead, we think of things, such as roofs and foundations, but your garage is something that you’re going to use every day. It’s an exterior barrier to your home and it’s entrusted with the safety of…

The garage door is one of the largest moving objects in a residential home. But it is often the most ignored feature until something breaks. The garage door mechanism is a complicated set of springs, cables and pulleys designed to let a small electric motor, or an average size person,…

Is your garage getting overwhelming? For many people, a garage isn’t just a place they put their car. In fact, some don’t put their car in their garage at all. Instead, a garage becomes a place for additional storage, holiday supplies, and tools. If your garage has started becoming overly…

Very few people think about garage door maintenance when they think about home ownership. Instead, we think of things, such as roofs and foundations, but your garage is something that you’re going to use every day. It’s an exterior barrier to your home and it’s entrusted with the safety of…

When was the last time you cleaned your garage doors? Garage doors can be difficult to properly clean. Not only are they made out of multiple sections, but sometimes it isn’t clear what parts you should clean and what parts you should leave alone. Still, it’s better than simply leaving…

Your garage door should be treated like any other appliance in your home. A garage door can last many years with proper maintenance. Summer is a perfect time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your garage door in tip top shape. Here are a few simple steps to follow in…

It is no secret that a Texas summer is intense. Many homeowners are looking at ways to minimize their cooling costs, which can be a fortune during the summer months. Luckily, there are some easy ways in which you can keep your garage cooler, which in turn keeps your home…

When you think of cutting your energy bills, cooling down your house, and cutting out street noise, you probably don’t think about your garage. But properly insulating your garage can help you with all these problems. Garage door insulation is one of the best cost efficient ways to improve your…

Having a balanced garage door is very important to keeping your door functioning properly. An unbalanced door will put strain on your garage door opener and shorten the life of your door. Also there is a safety issue. An unbalanced door when manually opened could suddenly fall closed. That is why…

A garage door is like your house’s first impression. Garage door rust can give a driver-by a negative association with your home. When you start to see rust accumulating on your metal garage door, it isn’t just unattractive, it can also lead to costly damage if it isn’t properly cleaned….

Winter can take quite a toll on your garage door. As the temperature begins to warm up and you start thinking about spring cleaning, it is important not to forget your garage door. Here is a quick checklist you can run through to ensure your garage door is in tip-top…

While the weather we have experienced lately may not amount to a blizzard, it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. It’s during these times that it’s important to remember emergency preparedness. Make sure we are prepared for the worst doesn’t stop at your garage door. There are…

When the cold weather of winter hits, the last thing people think about is their garage. While proper garage door maintenance can save you loads of cash during the winter months. Below are some of the most common garage door problems experienced during the winter months. Damaged Weather Stripping That spongy…

Action Garage Door does much more than just install residential steel garage doors for customers in the Houston area. We also make it a priority to help our customers get through the rest of the winter by performing maintenance services on a variety of Houston garage doors. We know that…

Most people use their garage doors daily without thinking about how well the door is working. Often, Dallas homeowners don’t realize that they need a garage door repair or replacement until an obvious problem develops.  At Action Garage Door, we know that noticing and fixing problems early is the best way…

If we lived in North Dakota instead of South Texas, there would be no questioning the need to keep our garage doors properly sealed against the elements. As it is, however, here at Action Garage Door Repair Specialists, we know the advantages that accrue for homeowners who keep their garage…

Adjusting a torsion spring garage door is not a job for a DIY’er. If the spring breaks, there is enough tension to send metal shards into or through a human body. This type of garage door repair should be done by trained professionals. Action Garage Door Repair Specialists can adjust…

Your garage door is an investment in protecting your vehicle and everything you keep in your garage. Modern, automatic residential garage doors tend to need more frequent service or repairs than older models. As a homeowner, the convenience of not having to get out of your car in the rain…

A broken garage door is a serious problem. When the door to the garage does not properly open and close, you cannot secure your vehicle inside. If you have an attached garage, a broken door leaves your home vulnerable to break-ins through the garage. You need to get the door…

There are two types of garage door springs, torsion springs and extension springs. Your Plano TX garage door company, Action Garage Door, has extensive experience installing and replacing springs for garage doors. The National Safety Council recommends only an expert installer adjust or install garage door springs under such high…