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How to Maintain Your Garage Doors

How to Maintain Your Garage Doors

The secret to keeping your garage doors in good condition for as long as possible lies in garage door maintenance. Make sure to follow these tips for maintaining your garage doors to help prevent premature breakdowns and other issues. Use your front door more. If you go through your garage door to leave or enter your home without driving, you should consider using your front door more often. Frequently opening and closing your garage doors several times a day can cause them to break down sooner, so if you aren’t planning on moving your car into or out of your […]

Do You Need New Garage Doors?

Do You Need New Garage Doors?

Garage doors don’t need to be replaced too often, but that doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. Eventually, you’ll need new garage doors to replace your old, damaged, or broken ones. If you’re wondering whether or not you need to replace your garage doors, here are a few instances when you should consider investing in new ones. Misalignment, damaged hinges, or other hardware problems. Over time, repeated use and damages can negatively affect your garage doors, leading to issues like your doors coming off their tracks. Some issues can be resolved with repairs and maintenance, but if your garage door issues […]

3 Common Signs You Need Garage Door Repair

If you’ve had your current garage door or doors for several years, chances are they need a repair service or will need one soon. Here are three of the most common signs that you need a garage door repair service. 1. Failure to open or close. If you’re trying to leave for work or come home from a long day of running errands, you need your garage door to open so that you can leave for the day or park. If your door won’t open or close, you may find yourself unable to go about your day, which can be […]

Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

If you’re like most homeowners, you consider a garage door opener more of a necessity than a luxury. Garage door openers are inconspicuous appliances. For the most part, they go underappreciated until your garage door opener breaks down. If so, you might be in the market for a new one and could use a garage door opener buying guide. Buying a garage door opener isn’t something most people do on a regular basis. When you have a good one, you can just count on it to work without any further fuss. Most people don’t remember the brand name of their […]

How to Know Garage Door Opener Transmitter Batteries Are Dead

How to Know If the Transmitter Batteries Are Dead in a Garage Door Opener When you were leaving your home this morning to go to work or run errands, did your garage door refuse to open? Garage doors are complex systems using several different mechanisms to raise and lower your door safely and reliably. With most homeowners using their doors at least 1,500 times per year, it’s common that garage doors and openers experience breakages or worn parts. Many homeowners may fear that their garage door’s refusal to open indicates a larger scale repair issue with their system. Fortunately, sometimes the simplest […]

How to Tell If the Photo-Eye Is out of Alignment on a Garage Door

How to Tell If the Photo-Eye Is out of Alignment on a Garage Door Photo-eye sensors are great tools to ensure home safety and efficient garage door operations, but these pieces of equipment can become damaged or misaligned over time due to frequent use and traffic in and out of your garage. When there’s an issue with your garage door’s photo-eyes, you may notice that your door won’t properly open or close. Your garage door system is intricately designed, so how can you easily determine if the photo-eye is out of alignment? What Is a Photo-Eye for a Garage Door? The garage door’s photo-eye sensors […]

How to Know If the Track Is Not Aligned Properly for a Garage Door

How to Know If the Track Is Not Aligned Properly for a Garage Door If you want to ensure dependable, safe and efficient garage door operations, remember that your garage door tracks should be properly in place and without damages in the materials and hardware. The tracks of your garage door are two metal pieces arranged on either side of the door, leading from the floor to the ceiling. Your garage door opens and closes by using a set of rollers that glide along those tracks. When the track is damaged or misaligned, you could be left stranded in or outside […]

Ways to Protect a Garage Door From Humidity

Ways to Protect a Garage Door From Humidity Wood garage doors are growing in popularity for many homeowners because of their warm aesthetic, attractive, versatile finish and durability. While wood doors are dependable materials for home protection and lasting beauty, these finishes can become damaged in climates with extreme heat or excess humidity. When exposed to these damaging elements, your stunning wood garage door can become warped and cracked, diminishing its long-term quality and appearance. By taking proper precautions in certain weather conditions, performing regular garage door maintenance and reducing humidity levels inside your garage, you can keep your wooden […]

How to Reset a Garage Door Opener

How to Reset a Garage Door Opener If you’ve recently purchased a garage door opener or remote, or if your previous remote was lost or stolen, you may be searching for a convenient method to reset your garage door opener remote. Most garage door openers are simple to reprogram, though note that the resetting process can vary based on your machine’s age, brand and model. By following the proper steps, you can enjoy safer and more effective garage door operations. Reprogramming Your Garage Door Opener Most garage door openers use radio frequencies or wireless technology, depending on the age and type of the opener, […]

What to Do If a Spring Breaks on a Garage Door

What to Do If a Spring Breaks on a Garage Door Most homeowners use their garage doors every day as the primary entrance to their homes. Ensuring the quality of your garage door is essential for facilitating convenience, dependable functionality and safe daily use. With such frequent use, it’s likely that your garage door will succumb to normal wear and tear — and among the most common type of garage door breakages is a broken garage door spring. The spring of your garage door system is responsible for counteracting the weight of your garage door, and without it, your door […]

Tips for Designing and Planning Your Garage

When you first buy a house, you may not give the garage much thought. While it may be easy to think that all garages are the same, designing a great garage can increase the utility and value of your property. A garage can be much more than just a place to park your car — it can provide a work or storage space and can add to the aesthetic appeal of your property. So how can you get the most out of your garage? Read on for tips for designing a garage that is perfect for you and your home. […]

What to do if your garage door won't open

What to Do When Your Garage Door Won’t Open: Top 10 Reasons Your Door is Giving You Trouble

Picture it: you grab a cup of coffee and your purse before running out the door. It’s only 7 am and already you’re behind schedule. You slide in behind the wheel of your car and hit the button on your remote to raise your garage door. And nothing happens. The door doesn’t move. You hit the button again, a little more forcefully this time. Still nothing. Panic sets in as you realize your garage door won’t open, your car is stuck inside and you are now officially late. Statistics show that nearly 70 percent of homeowners enter and exit their home […]

How to Make Your Garage More Energy-Efficient

For most homeowners, a garage is simply a place to park the vehicle upon returning home from work each evening. Consequently, little thought is devoted to the organization and insulation of the garage area. The thing is, the moment you exit the garage and turn the lights and heater on in your living room, the energy you use to stay comfortable is possibly being drained through your garage. If you have made improvements to the living areas of your home but have left the garage in its pre-existing state, this could be a grievous oversight. While the time and money […]

Garage Door Security While on Vacation

Keeping your home safe and secure is most likely high on your list of priorities. But while we all take care to make sure we look the doors and windows when we leave, it’s also important to make sure the garage door is secured against potential intruders. Garage door security is important –especially if you’re getting ready to leave town. Statistics show that almost 70% of all home intruders gain access to a house through the garage door. Garage doors that are left unsecured can make a perfect entry point for burglars, making it especially easy for your home to […]

Wood Vs Steel Garage Doors

There is no one on this planet who can state that a certain type of garage door is definitely better than the other. Sure, there would be pros and cons, some types of garage door would have more security while some would look better but at the end of the day it boils down to preference. Someone who is unutterably in love with wooden furniture would almost always settle for a wood garage door while a young family who are likely to opt for contemporary furniture that are less costly and more trendy would prefer a steel garage door. When […]

Garage Door Safety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics many garage doors cause a lot of accidents. If it is not regularly checked and maintained it may result to some serious problems. The safety of the garage door is not only important for your well being but that of your family as well. Children are usually victims of a door with problems. It may hit a child and cause serious injuries. There is a simple basic safety checklist that is recommended by most professionals. It can be checked by the homeowner or the services of a trained professional may be hired. A visual inspection of the […]

Reasons to Hire a Professional for Garage Door Installation

With DIY becoming a buzzword, most homeowners try to do everything on their own and that stands true for a garage door install. Now, if everything could have been done by everyone then professionals or experts would not have existed in any industry. Just how you wouldn’t want to approach putting up braces without consulting a dentist, one shouldn’t go for garage door install on their own.  Why Should I Hire a Professional to Install my Garage Door? Garage door install cannot compromise on the safety factor. At the end of the day, the objective is to keep your car […]

Do Garage Doors Increase Resale Value?

One of the easiest and inexpensive ways to increase the resale value of your home is to replace your garage door. When people think of what their home is worth, they often forget to factor in their garage because they do not think it adds that much value, but it reality, a home that has a garage is more valuable because it adds to the overall square footage that is available on a lot. If you want to renovate your garage space by adding a new door, there are many options that are open to you. If you’re trying to […]

Tilt-Up Vs. Sectional Garage Doors

There are two types of garage doors common on the market today. These include the classic tilt-up door and sectional doors. Tilt-up garage doors are a type of door that is built as one piece. In order to open and close the garage, the door is pulled back on a pivot before being lifted onto a track in the ceiling of the garage. These are most commonly ordered when someone wants to match a door on an older property. Sectional garage doors are the modern type of hinged door that has several horizontal sections that remain on the track during […]

Insulated Vs Non Insulated Garage Doors

Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Garage Door Pros & Cons  Whether one should have an insulated garage door or a non-insulated one would depend on a few circumstances. Irrespective of personal preferences and the aspects that should determine which one is ideal for you, let us take a quick look at the differences first. Insulated garage door, as the name suggests, offer insulation. Non-insulated doors do not cater to any such aspects. An insulated garage door would have two layers of the material (for example Steel) and the space in between the two layers would serve as the insulator. There may […]

Tips for Choosing a Garage Door

Homeowners seek greater curb appeal regardless of whether they are looking to sell their home or remain in the home for the next 20 years. Garage doors are typically 20-30% of front facade of the home and therefore, dented, scratched or simply ugly garage doors affect the curb appeal of a home as much, or more as poor siding or paint. Garage doors also have the added responsibility for keeping homes safe and secure while stopping rain, snow, dust and critters from coming in. Garage doors are one of the most important features of any home for both esthetics and […]

How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

The very thought of being without power when you have to open your garage door can be nerve crackling. While many people may know how to operate a garage door even without a power source, when the time comes, most people do not find the solution. If you have an electric garage door and the power goes out then you can simply take these steps to open your garage door. The first thing that you would have to do is to disconnect your garage door from the opener. The method to disconnect the garage door from the opener may vary […]

Tips for Hiring a Garage Door Installation Company

As a home owner you are aware of how beneficial it can be to acquire professionals to assist you with the variety of different installations and repairs that are associated with a home. As one of the most common installations or repairs, garage door installation companies can be vast but there are factors to consider prior to hiring one. Much like finding a generic repairman, with the implementation of the below tips you will be able to choose the right garage door company to perform your repair or installation easily and efficiently. The most important factor to consider when selecting […]

How to Repair and Maintain Garage Door Tracks

Garage door repair can be a time-consuming exercise which will not only cause a lot of headache and inconvenience but would also cost you money. In times when we hardly have any time to stand and stare, it is only natural to miss out on minor things on a daily basis until the problem surmounts to a grave issue. If problems are overlooked and you do not perform a garage door repair at the right time then there can be safety issues as well. People have become innovative with their garage doors, overhead ones and electric garage doors are also […]

Common Garage Door Opener Problems

One of the most convenient gadgets a homeowner can have is a garage door opener. It provides security, protection from inclement weather and push-button ease. Yet it can also cause major inconvenience when it malfunctions. Let’s determine if it’s a safety, mechanical or electrical issue. My Garage Door Opener Operates By Itself If your garage door opener opens the garage spontaneously, check that no items are sitting on the garage door control, if the control was left inside of the car. If it’s not the case, carefully check the condition of the garage door opener for dirt, grim and dust. […]

Garage Door Roller Maintenance and Replacement Tips

To prevent major repairs to your garage door, regularly inspect your garage door hinges and rollers. Replace any broken or loose parts. By design, you can’t replace a garage door roller without removing the hinge and you can’t fix a roller that is misaligned without first uninstalling the hinge. The two factors that make replacing the garage door rollers potentially difficult is the weight of a wooden garage door and the spring tension. It’s best to have a hardware store assistant/rep help you in purchasing the right number or rollers for your door. The recommended way to repair a garage […]

How to Order the Right Garage Door Replacement Springs

After 3 to 7 years the springs on your typical garage door will start to wear out. It can be very costly for a garage door repair company to come in and replace the hinges for you. If your garage door is not opening and shutting properly you may need to replace the springs. First, inspect the springs, do they look worn out? Are they functioning as they should be? If you can see any damage to the spring it’s time to replace them. First, there are five basics you need to know about the springs before you order replacements. […]

How To Replace Garage Door Extension Springs

Throughout the years that you inhabit a residence, you might find yourself at some point wondering how to replace a garage door extension spring. The fact is, every two decades or less, it becomes necessary to install garage door extension springs all over again. Therefore, it can help to know how to install garage door extension springs yourself, DIY-style. Types of Garage Door Springs Before you can learn how to replace garage door extension springs, you need to know how to identify them. Extension Springs A majority of residential garage doors are equipped with extension springs, which can be seen […]

Why Won’t My Garage Door Work? Tips from Aaron’s Garage Doors of Nashville, TN

Garage door is the heaviest moving object in the home. It has many moving parts and occasionally, some of the parts break down. When this happens, would you know what to do to or who to call in Nashville, TN to fix it? The first thing to do is not panic, says Aaron Moore, owner of Aarons Garage Door Service, your Nashville garage door repair service. Contact Us “Our first advice to our clients when they call us on the phone because their garage doors stop working is not to panic. We ask them a few questions like the last […]

How to Find the Best Priced Garage Doors – Aaron’s of Nashville, TN

Are you looking to find high-quality low-priced garage doors in the Nashville, TN, area? There are ways to get the lowest prices but consumers must do some things before calling different repair companies in order to receive the lowest prices. “When it is time to replace garage doors, most consumers have no idea what to do. They pick up the phone and call numbers randomly. They do not know the questions to ask the repair companies and may not receive the best quotes,” said Aaron Moore, owner of Aarons Garage Door Service, your Nashville garage door repair specialists. Contact Us […]

Garage Door Maintenance Tips & Checklist

Keeping your garage door properly maintained is crucial to keeping your garage door working properly. When trying to keep your garage door working properly you need to consider hiring a professional team to service your garage door. The better care you provide for your garage door, the longer it will last. If you notice a problem with your Houston garage door, you should address it immediately before the problem becomes worse. Here’s a checklist of things to maintain and check on your garage door: 1. Springs: the springs do 95% of the work in automatic garage doors, if you door does not […]

Nashville Garage Door Discount to Middle Tennessee Military Families

Aarons Garage Doors of Middle Tennessee believes military families, retired and active, deserve discount on garage door installation and repair for their services to the nation. To thank the families, Aaron’s Garage Door Service is offering $10 discount on garage door installation and services. Aaron Moore, owner of the Nashville garage door company said this week that as the U.S. winds down operations in Iraq, it is important that local businesses welcome the troops back. Thanking the troops “The troops have served this country well and deserve our welcome. That is why we are giving them this discount. It is our […]

Time to Upgrade Your Garage Door

Is your garage door plain and simple? Are you still using the up and over manual garage door? Well it´s the 21st century and automatic garage doors are the new iPhones. Adding a new garage door to your home can also give your home a new facelift. It can also increase the value of your home. The garage door makes up 40 percent of your exterior home visibility from street view. So shopping for a new garage door can be complicated at times because of all the new styles and functions. Here are some tips to look into when browsing […]

Garage Door Maintenance Checklist – Aaron’s of Tennessee

Here in Nashville, TN, there are several problems that can occur with your garage door and decrease its life expectancy. The garage door may not open fully, it also may vibrate and clatter as it opens, or your garage door springs lose tension and break; these scenarios are good indicators to pick up the phone, and call a Nashville garage door repair company. Before you call a garage door expert, some of these issues could have been prevented with proper garage door maintenance. Listed below are a few tips before calling for garage door repair service. 1. Garage Door Proper Care […]

How to Repair a Garage Door

The garage door is the biggest moving component in the home. The two main part of the garage door include the door itself and the door opener. Garage doors last for years. Occasionally, they break down. When that happens, it is important that you understand the reason. Whether your garage door rolls up in sections or swing out as a complete unit, it operates on torsion springs. The door glides along metal tracks on the walls and the torsion spring or springs provide the force that propels the garage door. Here are a few things to watch for when your […]

Guide to DIY Garage Door Maintenance

Garage doors go up and down many times a day and as homeowners, we expect them to. With proper maintenance, these doors will continue to do so for many years. As we go to customers’ homes and businesses every day, we see many homeowners who ignore their garage doors until they stop working. By the time this happens, it is too late. “Many homeowners do not really think about the garage door as long as they work. They wait until something breaks and suddenly, they need hundreds or thousands of dollars to get it working again,” Aaron Moore, owner of […]

How to Secure Your Garage Door

Nothing is more important than safety so we have several ways for you to protect your residence, family and belongings. Garage door security is very important, especially if it is attached to your residence. Besides being a place to keep your vehicle and other belongings, your garage can provide easy access to your home for a potential criminal. The security of garage doors has been compromised in the last few years because technology has allowed criminals to obtain the codes they need to reprogram your garage door remote. This may not be a well known fact but your garage door […]

Properly Balanced a Garage Door

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a garage door that doesn’t work. In addition to that, when the new one doesn’t work for any number of unexplained reasons, the entire project can become more of a headache than a home improvement. Garage door repair is often seen as a chore only for those who are professional garage door repairmen. But for those who are willing to brave the fires of repairing it themselves, then you should be in for a long arduous journey to a working garage door again. One of the most important things to do with a new […]

Tips for Cleaning Wooden Garage Doors

Wooden garage doors provide both functionality and security to the garage and everything stored in there. The garage is designed to store plenty of expensive and useful possessions and keeping it secure using quality garage doors is important. Wooden garage doors also help the garage look a lot more presentable, especially if quality wood is used for the doors. Users need to understand how to clean the wooden doors and preserve the wood so that it stays nice and shiny for a long time. If the garage doors are at any time damaged, then it is advisable to consult a […]

Nashville Garage Door Article | How to repair a garage door

The garage door is the biggest moving component in the home. The two main part of the garage door include the door itself and the door opener. Garage doors last for years. Occasionally, they break down. When that happens, it is important that you understand the reason. Whether your garage door rolls up in sections or swing out as a complete unit, it operates on torsion springs. The door glides along metal tracks on the walls and the torsion spring or springs provide the force that propels the garage door. Here are a few things to watch for when your […]