If you are having trouble with your garage door, it may be due to some problem with the springs. Garage door springs do break, and they can be replaced. I won't try to convince you not to take that approach if you need new springs, but I will strongly suggest that you carefully weigh the risks versus the rewards in this project before deciding to do so.
Out of Balance Springs
The best sign of a well-functioning garage door is that it opens and closes smoothly and quietly. ...When it stops working as it should, the problem can be serious. Try operating the garage door manually (pull the cord attached to the arm connecting the rail trolley system to the door). If the door continues to be difficult to operate, the problem could be that the springs are out of balance. In this case, you can be confident that the problem isn't going to fix itself. And failing to fix it could result in an escalating list of worn and broken parts. Call us asap.
Garage Door Spring Brackets
Garage door springs are attached to brackets on the bottom of the garage door. As with the springs, these brackets are also under a lot of tension and should only be adjusted or otherwise maintained by a pro. Newer models of garage doors have tamper resistant brackets that prevent the curious but inexperienced among us from getting into trouble.
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But as the price of real estate has risen, the room that's often the most neglected and underutilized in the house also has grown in value. Savvy real estate professionals and sellers are now staging the garage along with the rest of the house, and getting higher returns for the effort.
In some cases, a home owner's special interest may drive the use of the garage. Gardeners may have special bins built for soil and fertilizer. Golfers may install customized cabinets for their golf clubs. Exercise enthusiasts may outfit the space with workout equipment.
Regardless of what the space is primarily used for, practitioners say spectacular garages make listings stand out and sell faster.
The black-eyed pea--more of a legume, really--has a lonnng history of good luck, starting with the bible (i.e. Jewish New Year), then migrating to Africa and then to the U.S. in the 1600s with the slave trade. This staple crop of the south hit the big time during the Civil War, when Northern soldiers destroyed everything else growing on rural farms. So for the past 400 or so years, black-eyed peas... have been a nourishing symbol of a lucky, prosperous new year for those beneath the Mason-Dixon line.
My very own greatmother a Southerner every year would cook a giant pot of vegetarian black-eyed peas, cabbage and turnip greans with corn bread. Growing up, I always thought this myth of good luck was a ruse to get me to eat yet another bean-based, health dish, but it's legit. So I always ate them.
In their most traditional form, black-eyed peas are cooked with a ham hock (or other pork product) and served with Southern delicacies like collard greens (representing money) and corn bread. Hoppin' John also is a contender for representing the pea at its best. In short, they're inexpensive, high in fiber and hold up well to hot sauce.
So if you need a little luck for 2013, and can't find a restaurant to serve you the little buggers on New Year's Day, I share with you my mother's recipe below. Add bacon if you like being bad.
2 cups dried black-eyed peas - we always had fresh
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
½ red pepper, chopped
1 plum tomato, chopped
2 TBSP Dry Sherry
2 TBSP Red wine vinegar
2 TBSP Tamari soy sauce
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp coriander
salt and pepper to taste
Big chunk of salt pork & ham bone.
In a large pot, bring black-eyed peas, water and bay leaves to a boil then let simmer for 1.5 hours. In separate sauce pan, sauté onions, green pepper, red pepper for five minutes, then add garlic and plum tomato, dry and liquid seasonings. Add black-eyed peas to the pan and simmer for another 2 hours.
Be sure to comment with all the money that fell in your lap due to this dish.
Black-eyed peas are for health & wealth.
Cornbread represents gold.
Turnips & Cabbage is to receive paper money.
I am not taking any chances, we always have all three.
Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas is located in Jonesboro AR and is family owned and operated. We have over 14 years experience serving homeowners and business owners in the...central region and surrounding areas. We specialize in the sales, service, repair, and installation of commercial and residential garage doors and electric openers.
At Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas we are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business, including customer service, competitive pricing, and professional installation of all garage doors and openers. We do not use any subcontractors. Whether you are looking for a new door or you’re existing door just needs a little TLC…we do it all!! Or come by and bring us your set of plans whether it is a residence or a commercial building - WE DO IT ALL!!!
Feel free to browse our “photo gallery” page to see just how much a new garage door can change the look of your home. Or, fill out our “contact us form” and we will contact you right away to discuss your project
Aluminum Garage Doors
Beautiful, Corrosion and Rust-Resistant Aluminum Garage Doors Can Greatly Improve the Value of Your Home
You don’t have to live near the coast to appreciate an aluminum garage door from Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas.
Aluminum doors, though, are corrosion-and rust-resistant. No matter how many times you may have to repaint the rest of your home’s exterior, your aluminum garage door will remain looking new for years, without repainting.
Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas carries the largest selection of the highest-quality aluminum garage doors available. Call us today at 870-3336-3667 or 1-866-430-3667 or visit our overheaddoornea.com at 3620 Stadium Blvd. Jonesboro AR. You’ll be able to see firsthand the many styles of aluminum garage doors that have beautified and improved the value of so many homes, as well as the wide selection available from our manufacturers.
We also feature the absolute finest in wood, steel, copper, glass and powder-coated garage doors.
Why Aluminum Garage Doors are a Great Choice
Sturdy aluminum garage doors are among the most popular products that Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas sells, installs, and services. A few of the reasons why:
- Environmentally friendly. Aluminum doesn’t degrade or rot. Also, if you ever wish to replace your aluminum garage door, it can easily be recycled.
- Durability. Long-lasting, prefinished garage doors made of aluminum are stronger than steel garage doors and look terrific for years. No need to worry about dents, cracking or warping. Because of their superior construction, they also operate more smoothly than other doors and require less maintenance.
- Weather resistant. Aluminum garage doors do not rust or corrode.
- Variety of styles. Do you like the look of a carriage garage door? Maybe something sleeker, more modern? Aluminum garage doors come in many styles and can be easily customized.
- Aluminum garage doors enhance the appearance and value of your home. There’s no quicker way to give your home a “facelift” than replacing a weathered garage door with a beautiful aluminum model.
Best of all, OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS installs and services every door that we sell. Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions about aluminum garage doors, or any of the garage you want.
Trust the Aluminum Garage Door Specialist
Thousands of Jonesboro and surrounding homeowners have trusted Overhead Door Company of Northeast Arkansas for the purchase and installation of garage doors over the years; why go to one of those warehouse stores? We’re the aluminum garage door specialist. We also can assist in developing a custom design. Bring us a photo of your home or sketch of your dream door and we can help you get the perfect door at the right price.
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