It can be easy to neglect your garage door even though it's the single, largest moving part of your home. Like many homeowners, you may not even think about it until it breaks down. Protect your investment and ensure your garage door system safely operates well into the future with routine upkeep, preventative maintenance, and occasional repairs. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we got you covered.
North Shore Commercial Door delivers the valuable resources you need to keep your door in good working order. Here you will find articles about performing regular inspections, maintenance, and DIY repairs. Get expert advice on when to call a professional for service. Learn about the most common garage door problems and what you can do to prevent them. Find out how you can maximize the safety and security of your automatic door. Explore the latest industry news, trends, and technology.
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How to Install Garage Door Weather Seal: If the weather seal (aka bottom seal or weatherstripping) on your garage door is cracking or not making a tight seal to the ground, itís time to replace it. Weíll walk you through how to replace your garage door weather seal in 6 steps. READ MORE
Garage Door Maintenance: Garage doors are mechanical devices that have moving parts that wear, break and need to be regularly maintained. The frequency of maintenance will change with the number of times the door is opened and closed, an open and close is referred to in our industry as a cycle. In the U.S., it is believed that most doors are cycled six times a day, or 2,190 times per year. These are averages and will vary between households. Here a few tips to maintain your garage door. READ MORE
Creating an Engergy Efficient Garage: Like that hungry couch, hot or cold air is fighting to get into your garage and it can nickel-and-dime a small fortune out of you and your family with larger home heating and AC energy bills. However, there are also steps you can take today to create a more energy efficient garage. READ MORE
Keep Mice Out of Your Garage: Hot, cold or in-between, mice can survive in climates ranging from Alaska to South America. Wherever you are, when winter hits, they donít hibernate like most animals so they want a warm place to go. To a plum-sized rodent, your garage is an irresistible high-rise skyscraper. READ MORE
DIY Garage Door Safety Tests: Garage door maintenance isn't for the inexperienced, but there are a few ways that you can inspect your garage door at home when you're experiencing an issue so you can ensure that it's in working order. Before you attempt any do-it-yourself maintenance or inspections, however, read up on these smart tips for evaluating your garage door. READ MORE
Automatic Safety Reverse Sensors - Tests & Troubleshooting: Federal law requires all residential automatic garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 to be equipped with safety reverse sensors. This important safety feature is designed to protect your family and pets from accidental injury or death due to entrapment. It works by automatically reversing the direction of the closing garage door in the event that it makes contact with a person or object in its travel path. READ MORE
Maintaining Garage Door Springs: Garage door extension springs play an important role in raising and lowering your door. They counterbalance the weight of the door under extreme tension. Because they are tightly wound, they are extremely dangerous to replace on your own, but you can perform regular inspections and maintenance to keep your system healthy. READ MORE
360-Degree Views of Garage Door Parts: Shopping online from the comfort of your own home is a modern convenience that can save you time and money. But one of the greatest disadvantages to shopping online (as opposed to visiting a physical retail store) is the inability to interact with, touch and see products from every angle. Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, static photographs of a product donít compare to interacting with the real thing! READ MORE
The Histroy & Future of Access Control Technology Modus Operandi - Mode of Operation: The basic mechanics of the electric powered, automatic garage door opener haven't changed much since it was invented by C.G. Johnson in 1926. But, the modus operandi, or way we operate the automatic garage door opener, continues to evolve with advancements in technology. This article briefly explores the history of the garage door opener. Or more specifically, door access control and the most innovative products on the market today. READ MORE