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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OVERHEAD DOOR BLOG
One of the largest rooms in the house is the garage. You may not consider it a room, but it is a major extension that must be taken care of for many reasons.
Making sure that it has a quality door is an important measure to protect this all-important room.
Here are some of the reasons why you should install a door for your garage:
1. Security- While you may think of it as a storage area, a place where... your car lives, but not really a part of the house, the garage is actually an extra line of defense between your family and the outside world. Think of it as a movable wall of the house. Because of this, you should choose a quality sturdy door.
2. Privacy- You don't have to enclose this area, but if you want to protect your belongings and your privacy, it makes sense to install a door to keep prying eyes out. Whether you use it to park your car or as a storage room, you don't want to advertise what you have. You may also want to hide the mess it has become because this room also becomes a catch-all for things that haven't made it into the attic.
3. Increase storage/room space- Adding a door can increase your storage space by a couple hundred square feet. Now that you have the security and privacy, you can keep other valuables besides the cars in this room. You also have an additional room for social occasions. Especially when the party is outdoors but the weather doesn't cooperate. You may not want people tracking dirt and mud through the house, but you can move the party into this room and protect people from the elements as well.
4. Energy efficiency- When it is attached to the house, a garage has a direct impact on the energy-efficiency of the rest of the house. By adding a door, it helps regulate the temperature which affects the interior temperature. Additional steps to take include insulating the door and installing weather-stripping. There are doors that are Energy-Star compliant that not only help reduce your power bills, but can also earn you a tax credit of up to $1500 if installed before December 31, 2010.
5. Weather protection- If you leave the space open, when weather is bad it is quite ineffective at protecting your cars and belongings. Water can pool in the area, dirt, debris and snow- whatever the elements bring- come right on in. It gets dirty, damaged and your belongings are at risk as well. Weather stripping and a threshold seal help increase the effectiveness of keeping out the
When you are looking for a dealer to install your new door, choose one who is experienced and trained in installation and repair. Also, find about the warranty service. Once you have a quality door for your garage, you and your family, your belongings and your home are protected.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
Upgrading your garage door is an investment that nearly pays for itself, according to the latest Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine. In fact, upgrading from a basic to a mid-tier garage door has a higher expected return at resale than remodeling your kitchen or master bathroom.
Upgrading a garage door is one of the most cost effective renovations a homeowner can make. In fact, according to the latest Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine, repl...acing a basic door with an upgraded one returned a remarkable 71.9% on original cost on average—making it one of the top renovations in the study. Now, that’s a return on investment you can take to the bank.
See the expected return on investment for your area - see website: http://www.remodeling.hw.net/facts-and-figures/cost-vs-value-report/- or call your Overhead Door Ribbon Distributor for a consultation - OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS - Jonesboro AR
Here are the most common problems, along with repairs for garage doors & openers.
Garage door opener does not operate with either the remote or the wall switch:
The power source has probably been disrupted - check to see if it is plugged in. Check your circuit breaker, fuses and power boxes. Also, check the batteries in your remote, keypad or wall button. Perhaps it needs to be reprogrammed.
Garage door won't close all the way:
Check the limit switch - needs adjusting. If not, see if the door is binding when raised or lowered and to see the the photo cells/electrical beams or they are aimed directly at one another, or has something blocking it.
Garage door reverses before hitting the floor:
Check photo cells/electrical beam - may be blocked at floor level of the door. Close force may need adjusting.
Garage door does not open completely:
The limit switch may need to be removed away from the motor unit. Make sure the antenna on the motor unit is hanging down.
Broken springs or a broken motor:
These are the most serious garage door repairs. It is always recommended to replace springs in pairs, to ensure balanced operation. A professional should repair a broken spring or motor.
Regular maintenance of your garage door system may help prevent some garage door repairs.
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