Garage Door

Video: Choosing a New Garage Door

Posted on October 02, 2017 by James Florence

MARTINEZ — Host, Sarah Rutan: When choosing a new garage door, it’s important to ask plenty of questions. Today we’re in Martinez with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Scott O’Neill of Madden Door & Sons to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Scott O’Neill: The best advice I could offer when you’re considering a garage door is to think about the big picture. How much visual impact does it have? How much weather exposure? What are you using the garage for? Does it matter for longevity? Or are you selling the house right away? All these factors come into play.

It’s about getting the best value out of it, Read more

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A Practical Consideration for Garage Door Selection

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SUISUN CITY — When choosing a new garage door, there are several details to consider, including material type, design style and whether or not you want windows. However, there’s another important consideration for garage door selection that’s often overlooked: your garage’s orientation in regard to the sun.

If your garage door faces west, the afternoon sun hits it pretty hard, which can cause your garage’s temperature to get uncomfortably high on warmer days. What’s more, this temperature increase can potentially cause issues with sensitive items that are stored in the garage, like paint and wine, which require a cooler environment.

For this reason, if you have a westward-facing garage, consider investing in an insulated door, Read more

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Video: Consideration for Choosing a Garage Door

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SUISUN CITY — Host, Sarah Rutan: When choosing a new garage door, it’s important to account for the orientation of your home. Today we’re in Suisun City with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Juan Caballero of JC Garage Door Center to learn why.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Juan Caballero: A lot of people, they don’t know their risks, their home facing west. What that mean, the sun is going to heat that door really hard in the afternoon, especially in the summertime. Summertime is, the afternoon sun is the hottest sun during the day. So, the best thing to do, to put a garage, to choose a garage door for that matter, Read more

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How to Fix a Common Garage Door Issue

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD — A common scenario experienced by homeowners is a garage door that’s stuck in the open position, which is usually accompanied by a blinking overhead light and clicking sound. If you experience this, you may think you need to call a professional. However, in most cases, this issue stems from a problem with the safety sensors, which is something you can usually solve yourself.

Situated at about ankle height on either side of the door, the safety sensors protect against door-related injury and damage. Either sensor has an “eye,” which enables it to transmit a signal to the other. In order for the door to function properly, these two eyes need to be in alignment. Read more

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Video: A Common Cause of Garage Door Problems

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your garage door won’t open or close, you might think there’s a major malfunction, but in many cases, the solution is quite simple. Today we’re in Fremont with Diamond Certified Expert Contributors Pat and Amie Prendergast to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Pat Prendergast: Today we want to give you a tip on how to potentially fix your own garage door problem, which may be just the censor eyes, which you can line up yourself. If your door won’t go down, then it’s possible that it’s just the sensor eyes and you can fix it yourself. If your door won’t go up, Read more

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Video: Assessing the Cause of a Garage Door Malfunction

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

FREMONT — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you notice that your garage isn’t functioning properly, you’ll need to consider a few possible scenarios in order to pinpoint the root cause. Today we’re in Fremont with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ryan Celeste to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Ryan Celeste: If your door is stuck in the closed position, the first step you should check is, pull the red rope that is hanging from the motor rail and then try to pull up the door by the handle. If you can’t, it’s mostly a broken spring, which is located above the garage door

However if your door is stuck in the open position, Read more

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Determining the Cause of a Garage Door Problem

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

FREMONT — There are numerous ways for a garage door to malfunction, and each exhibits a different symptom. Depending on the nature of the symptom you’re experiencing, it may be worthwhile to do some troubleshooting before calling a professional.

If your garage door is stuck in the closed position, it may be due to a problem with the emergency release. By disconnecting it from the motor, the emergency release allows you to open your door manually in the event of a power outage or motor malfunction. After pulling the emergency release (the red rope hanging from the motor rail), attempt to open your door manually. If you can’t open it, the problem is most likely a broken torsion spring, Read more

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