Garage Door

Video: Simple Garage Door Maintenance

Posted on May 16, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: Did you know that a simple biannual step can extend your garage door’s operating lifespan? Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Chad Wolffe of Vulcan Garage Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Chad Wolffe: Now garage doors have some of the most moving parts in your entire home, and they do need some assessment and they need care. A quick tip for you is general simple lubrication with either a white lithium spray or a silicon spray I’d say twice a year – one time in the winter and one time in the summer. You’re just going to generally lubricate the moving rollers and the hinges, Read more

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Video: How to Manually Open a Garage Door

Posted on May 15, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your garage door is stuck in the closed position, knowing how to open it manually can get you out of a tight spot. Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Cory Wikstrom of Vulcan Garage Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Cory Wikstrom: When you hit your wall button or your remote and the door doesn’t open, first thing you can do before calling a garage door company is release the door from the motor. Doing this, you should be able to lift the door by hand. If you can’t lift the door by hand, then you know you have a door problem. Read more

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Video: Troubleshooting a Stuck Garage Door

Posted on May 13, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your garage door won’t open, there’s one thing you should try before calling a professional. Today we’re in San Jose with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Michael Fahey of Vulcan Garage Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Michael Fahey: Before you call a garage door service tech to come out and service your non-working garage door, you may want to check one thing out. Scenario would be if you come out and your remotes or your keypad is not working, sometimes it’s relatively minor. Look to your wall control button that’s next to your entry door. On there in the Linear there’s a lock button. Read more

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The Benefits of a Wi-Fi Enabled Garage Door

Posted on May 13, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — One upgrade all homeowners should consider is converting to a Wi-Fi enabled garage door. Incorporating Wi-Fi into your garage door’s motor will allow you and your family members to open and close the door from a smartphone app. Not only is this feature convenient, it can also go a long way toward increasing home security.

The biggest benefit of having a Wi-Fi enabled garage door is the capability for remote operation. It doesn’t matter if you’re at work or vacationing in Italy; if you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to operate your door. This can come in handy in several scenarios. For example, have you ever been out and suddenly had a sinking feeling you left your garage door open? Read more

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Making the Most of Your Replacement Garage Door

Posted on May 13, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — When purchasing a replacement garage door, smart choices can help you make the most of your investment. Here are a few tips:

Consider money-saving alternatives. A high-end, carriage-style wood door can cost more than $10,000. For a fraction of that price, you can Get a metal door with the same design that provides a nearly identical look.

Invest in an insulated door. An insulated door is essentially two single-panel doors with a piece of foam inserted between them. For a slightly higher cost, you’ll essentially get double the durability and longevity of a single-panel door, so it’s well worth the additional investment.

Consider customized door track options. Read more

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Garage Door Maintenance

Posted on May 13, 2019 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — Like any mechanical device, a garage door has a lot of moving parts that require periodic maintenance. Fortunately, maintenance is pretty simple for a garage door. All you need to do is lubricate its rollers, hinges and other moving parts with a white lithium or silicon spray. By doing this twice a year, you’ll keep your garage door operating smoothly, as well as extend its lifespan and avoid costly repairs.

Keep in mind that if your garage door makes a lot of noise while opening and closing, this should raise a red flag. Lubrication may not always do the trick, so if your door is still noisy despite ongoing maintenance, Read more

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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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