Garage Door Repair Misconceptions – Spectrum Overhead Door LLC

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    Garage doors are an important part of the home, both in aesthetics and function. And while one can do garage door repairs themselves if they so choose, there are some misconceptions about garage door maintenance and repair. So we are here to dispel some of those common garage door repair misconceptions.

    Garage doors can run without ever being maintained or lubricated.

    In this Houston humidity, anything metal can rust. When rust gets on the metal parts they can start to break down. Garage doors are just like anything else mechanical. They can often break down if not maintained. In order for your garage door o work properly and extend the life of your garage door and garage door opener is to regularly maintain and lubricate your garage door system.  Click here for tips on how to maintain your garage door.

    Garage doors are easy to fix.

    Another common misconception is that garage doors are not complicated, and one can easily fix them if necessary. It is true that for the right person, most repairs can be done by the homeowner, That does not mean the repairs are easy or should be done by the homeowner. In many cases, it is best to leave the repairs Houston garage door repair company that has experience in handling all aspects of garage door repair.

    Only replace garage door springs when they are broken.

    One misconception about garage door repairs that can quickly lead to complications and frustrations is that you should only replace a spring when it is broken. For instance,…

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    Common garage door repair related FAQ

    How long does it take to replace a garage door?

    Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.

    How often should my a garage door be serviced?

    Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.

    How long do garage door springs usually last?

    The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)

    What is the life span of a garage door opener?

    The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.

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