Garage doors can be the most efficient, easy to use, and above all safest part of your home. However, in certain circumstances, garage doors can be very dangerous and even deadly. One of the dangers of garage doors is the spring at the top of your door. Garage doors can have anywhere from one to four springs. These springs have an immense amount of tension on them. This tension's purpose is to counter-balance the weight of the door making it seem lighter than it really is. This allows for easy operation by the homeowner or by the operator motor.
The tension on the spring is very important, and the door would not be able to operate to its full potential efficiency without them. The tension on the springs, however, can cause serious injury or death. When springs break there is a loud pop, similar to a gun shot. This is due to rust. If not properly attended to regularly, the spring will rust and break. Remember to oil your springs every three to six months!! The spring breaking will not damage your door overall, but if allowed to continue to operate without the spring, the door will breakdown even further. Be sure to stay clear of your other springs if one breaks. The strain the other springs will pick up due to the lack of one spring will cause the other springs to break in time. If you are near those springs if and when they break, it could cause major harm to you.
Although garage doors operate in a simple manner, there are several ways a garage door can break or become impaired. Everything that works upon the door from the springs to the rollers must work in perfect unison. You can help ensure your door lasts its best potential lifetime by following this tip.
Always make sure the door's opening is clear of any objects. Even if your door comes with photocells and an operator, these systems are just backups. Be sure to check to make sure the opening is clear every time you close it. Photo cells are not foolproof. Power surges, rodents chewing through the wire, etc. are not common but can affect the performance of the doors safety systems. This is why it is very important to always check before closing the door.
Another reason to always check the opening to is for the proper performance of the door. If the door closes on an object such as a bicycle or a yard tool, then the door will not close square and even. This will cause slack in the cable. The slack will allow the silver drum at the top of your door to throw the cable. Then a repair man will be needed to put the cable back on. DO NOT attempt this by yourself. You could cause major damage to you and your door.
Follow that simple tip and you will positively extend the life of your door! However, accidents do happen. If your door happens to throw a cable, call the experts here at Overhead Door Co. of Monroe. We can get you back up and running in no time!
Investing in your home is one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. The home is where you plan to settle down, possibly raise a family, or just have that place that is your own. Either way, the home is the foundation and the constant in your life. It needs to be invested in to be made better and more secure. overhead garage doors is one of the first and best steps that can be taken.
Garage doors provide everything a home-owner is looking for to better the home. They provide security, safe and easy operation, and can do this all in a very fashionable, awesome look and design! The Overhead Door Co. of Monroe will help guide you to your new door. We can answer any questions you may have. If and when you decide it is time to install a garage door for your home, here are a few tips to look for when deciding on your door.
Garage doors were designed to seal the garage's opening, so the first thing is to ensure your door properly fits your home. The opening in the garage must be framed correctly with precise measurements to make sure the door can be properly and securly mounted. Next, you need to decide if you want your door insulated or not. An article will be posted to our website will be coming soon on the agvantages and disadvantages of insulated versus non-insulated. Once you have reached that decision, you need to decide on the design and color that best matches your house. Click here to see Overhead Door's gallery of hundreds of designs and color combinations. The right hand side has the navigation selections to more specifically direct you. Also, swing by our office at 315 Horseshoe Lake Rd. Monroe, La to see more designs we can offer you and personally ask any questions you might for our professionals.
After you have chosen your design, you need to be thinking about an operator. This is the doors electric motor. It is highly recommended you order an operator with your door. Operators make your door more efficient, safer, and more secure. View our line of premiere operators here. Now that you have chosen your operator you are ready for a quote!
This may seem like a lot of work, but it is essential and worth it! Overhead Door Co. of Monroe can make this process easy and get you through it quickly. We are here for you. Call or visit us when you are ready, and let us help you better your home!
Seamless gutter is one of the most important overlooked asset to your home's foundation health and value. Seamless rain gutter is invaluable to your home's foundation protection, wall staining from splashes, and the over flooding of your flowerbeds. To ensure the overall health and extended life of your gutters, here are a few easy tips to make sure you get the most out of your rain gutters.
Along with catching the run-off rain water from your roof, seamless gutter is great at catching the falling leaves of the fall. It is critical to your gutter's functionality that the leaves are regularly cleaned out of your gutters. Once every month or two months (especially during the fall), grab a ladder and check your gutters to see if they are clean. Overhead Door can furnish and install gutter guards for your house or just provide for pickup and self-installation. This guards are designed to allow water through, but block everything that could potentially clog your downspouts.
If your gutter ever begans to leak, do not fret just yet. You may be able to fix this by yourself without having to call a repair man. If the leak is caused by a small crack in the gutter, caulk will easily correct this. Caulk is an adhesive puddy that will seal small scale cracks perfectly. You can pick up caulk at any one of your local hardware stores.
Many homeowners that experience trouble opening or closing their garage doors with elecric motors called the operator, are often surprised at some of the reasons the door won't open or close. There can often be multiple explanations for this problem but two really stand out among the rest.
Before you call a repair man or the neighborhood handyman, first go to your garage and face your garage door from the inside. Then look at the bottom left and bottom right areas of the door. You should see a red light on one side and a green light on the other. These are the photocells of the garage door. They are part of the safety system of the door. If one light is blinking then an object is obstructing the laser beam that crosses the opening under the door, or the photocells are not aligned.
If the door will not close all the way down or raise all the way up, then your operator's limits are off. These "limits" are settings in the operator's circuit board that tell the motor when to stop the door up or down. If this is the case, consult your operator manual, the installing company should have left it with the door, to read on how to re-set the limits. If these steps do not help with your problem then call the experts here at Overhead Door Co. of Monroe and we'll be more than happy to ride out and take a look to see how we can help.
The final touches have been added and the end result has been posted! Now our customers are able to "meet" the technicians they will have working on their garage doors or seamless gutter. The page includes pictures and brief descriptions of each of our installers and technicians with the amount of experience each man or woman has! We want our customers to feel comfortable with us so that they can trust the Overhead Door Co. of Monroe. We feel our customers deserve to know that they have the best and most experienced people working hard for them, and not just hard but working thoroughly and correctly with no shortcuts taken. So please feel free to check out the new page at your convenience, and see why we are Monroe's top garage door and gutter installation company!
VIEW OUR "MEET THE EXPERTS" PAGE!
Lightning storms can be tough of small electrical appliances, especially the severe one that just rolled through north Louisiana and south Arkansas. There is a very good chance your garage door operator might have been affected by a power surge due to a lightning strike. This is not the end of your operator and by no means time to get a new one!! Call the Overhead Door Co. of Monroe to come fix your operator problem. We are the only garage door company in the NE Louisiana and SE Arkansas areas with over 133 years experience in repairing garage doors! Our technicians have the knowledge to fix your operator that other companies do not have. If you have any problem, big or small, with your garage door or operator then don't hesitate to call. We will get you back up and running in no time. Did that storm damage your rain gutters as well? We can take care of that too! Just give us a call and see how well we can help you today!
We are the genuine, the original, the Overhead Door. Trust only the experts to work on your garage door or seamless gutter systems. Our installers and repair men have over 133 years of experience combined. We have the know-how, resources, and equipment to ensure every job we do is properly and efficiently done to keep our customers happy and coming back for any of their garage door or seamless gutter needs. Our website will soon have a "Meet the Experts" section for all of our customers to see a brief profile of who is working on their door or gutter. Feel free to check it out!
The Overhead Door Company of Monroe, LA has the experience you can depend on to ensure you get the best quality care for your garage door. Our installers have a combined total of 56 years of experience in installations. We have the know how to install or repair your door quickly and efficiently. Trust only the original, the genuine, the Overhead Door with your garage door.
Let us transform your open carport into a garage by installing a garage door and electric opener! You will feel SAFER knowing a door is closed behind you before you get out of your car. Sleep easier at night knowing no one can break into your home through your garage! Also, you will not have to rake out the carport again!