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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. Don't neglect your garage door any further. Check back here often for the most current articles, comprehensive advice, and practical guidance when it comes to the health and safety of your garage door.
How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener Remote or Keyless Entry System
How to Choose the Right Garage Door Opener Remote or Keyless Entry System: If you’re like many people, you use your garage door as your front door. That means you need a dependable remote or keyless entry system. Don't bother looking for the remote or keypad that matches your garage door opener. These universal options work with any opener. READ MORE
How to Give Your Garage Door a Facelift
5 Reasons to Buy Garage Door Parts from North Shore Commercial Door: If you’ve done the "garage door parts near me" search, you know you have a lot of options: Amazon, big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes, your local hardware store, online stores. Does it really matter where you go? We think so. More importantly, our customers think so. READ MORE
How to Give Your Garage Door a Facelift
How to Give Your Garage Door a Facelift: If your garage door doesn’t add to the curb appeal of your house, it’s time to do something about it. With options like garage door decorative hardware and window overlays, your garage can go from plain to picture-perfect. READ MORE
Which Brand of Garage Door Opener is Best?
Which Brand of Garage Door Opener is Best?: If you need to replace your garage door opener, you want to make sure you buy a brand that offers quality products and easy-to-find replacement parts. Here are the best garage door opener brands for residential garage doors. All three offer lifetime warranties on the motor. READ MORE
How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Circuit Board
How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Circuit Board: When it's thunderstorm season, your garage door opener circuit board and safety beams are at risk. Here’s how to replace your circuit board after a power surge and stop it from happening again! READ MORE
How to Seal a Garage Door: Intro to Garage Door Seals
How to Seal a Garage Door: Intro to Garage Door Seals: Need to seal your garage door but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place. We’ll go over the main types of garage door seals and where each one fits on the garage. READ MORE
How to Pick Garage Door Weather Seal That Will Last
How to Pick Garage Door Weather Seal That Will Last: You don’t want to go through the process of weather sealing your garage door only to do it all over again a few years later. But how do you pick a high-quality weather stripping when all the descriptions say things like "durable, long-lasting, and stands up to the elements"? READ MORE
Garage Door Seal - Brush vs Vinyl
Which Garage Door Seal is Better: Brush or Vinyl: If you’re researching how to seal a garage door, you’ll eventually come to the question of brush seal or vinyl seal. The answer is: that depends. We'll walk you through how to pick the best garage door seal for your needs. READ MORE
Jackshaft Garage Door Opener
What You Need To Know About Jackshaft Garage Door Openers: A jackshaft garage door opener – also known as a wall mount or side mount garage door opener – could be a great solution for your residential garage door. Read on to learn what jackshaft operators are, the best uses for jackshaft operators, and elements to consider before purchasing. READ MORE
How to Install Garage Door Weather Seal
How to Pick the Best Garage Door Seal to Meet Your Needs: With hundreds of types of garage door weather seal options, make sure you pick the right one for you. Whether you’re combating extreme temperatures, dealing with uneven concrete or trying to keep rodents out, there’s a weather seal to reach your goals. READ MORE
How to Install Garage Door Weather Seal
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, it’s time to replace it. We’ll walk you through how to replace your garage door weather seal in 6 steps. READ MORE
DIY Guide to Garage Door Maintenance
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 Energry Efficient Garage
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
How to Keep Mice Out of Your Garage
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 don’t 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
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 Test and Troubleshooting
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
Garage Door Springs Maintenance and Tests
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
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 don’t compare to interacting with the real thing! READ MORE
The History and Future of Access Control Systems
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