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    Door Garage Repair and Maintenance

    If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think too much about door garage repair and maintenance until something doesn’t work as it should. If you’ve ever seen your garage door begin to close and then reverse its course and stay open, there are a few things that you can check yourself. The first thing you should look at is the photo eyes.

    Federal law requires that all garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, come equipped with photo eyes. Photo eyes are safety devices that do not allow your garage door to close if there’s an obstruction in the way, like say a child or an animal. If your garage is not closing and reverses course then the first thing to check is the photo-eye. In the image shown here, you can see that spider webs and bits of leaves are blocking the photo eye from transmitting to the opposite side of the door. To solve the problem, simply clean both of the photo eyes and try shutting the garage door again.

    If a simple cleaning doesn’t do the trick give G & G Garage Door a call and we’ll send one of our friendly garage door repair technicians to diagnose and provide a solution to the problem.

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    Door Garage Repair Services

    Imagine you and your family are leaving town for a couple of days and as you back out of your driveway you hit the garage door remote to shut the door. The garage door begins to close, but as it nears the garage floor it stops about 3 feet short and stays in that position. Well, if you’ve read the first few paragraphs on this page, you might believe that you have a photo eye issue. The problem is, if there is something obstructing the photo-eye, the garage door would reverse course entirely, and remain all the way open. There are many reasons why your garage door may not be closing and we discuss a few of those below.

    • You may have damage to the garage door track that is keeping the door from closing. Rollers are attached to both sides of your garage door and they roll along the garage door tracks as your garage door opener engages. If the garage door track has been damaged then the rollers cannot operate properly. To check if this may be your garage door issue, simply open and close the garage door a few times and inspect the operation. You’re looking for unusual sounds that may be the result of a bent garage door track or faulty rollers.
    • We’ve mentioned that something may be obstructing the photo-eyes, but what might really be happening is that the photo-eyes are misaligned. When this happens these sensors send a continuous signal to the opener that something is in the way. Therefore, the garage will not close. The solution may be as easy as realigning the sensors. But, if you cannot get them realigned yourself, you’re going to need a competent garage door repair technician to solve the problem.
    • Another common issue that may cause your garage door to not close properly is a broken spring. From extension springs to torsion springs, if any of your springs are broken this will lead to a door becoming misaligned and not closing as it should. The torsion spring is located at the top of the garage door and will spin freely if it is broken. While this is a simple fix for a certified garage door repair technician, replacing your own garage door springs is dangerous for a do-it-yourself type of person. Simply call G & G Garage Door for all your garage service repair needs.

    Common Garage Door Maintenace Issues

    Broken Spring Replacement

    If you have a broken torsion spring you are going to need it replaced by a competent repairman. To avoid broken torsion springs, we recommend that you have us lubricate your springs on an annual basis. Regular maintenance will lengthen the life of your springs and provide a smoother and quieter operation.

    Garage Door Panel Replacement

    The biggest problem with not replacing garage door panels when they become warped or bent is that it can cause your entire garage door opening system to become misaligned. This means you may be required to install a new garage door and opener.If replacement panels make sense we will help you match your panels to your existing garage door.

    Garage Door Opener Repair

    Depending on your opener’s age and how often it is used, you may or may not need to have a new garage door opener installed. Some garage door opener issues can be solved by making minor adjustments to existing components of your garage door opening system.

    Garage Door Roller Replacement

    Over time, your garage door rollers may become rusted, broken, or even fall off. Which means that you’re going to need new garage door rollers. We suggest that rather than replacing one or two rollers, for smoother operation replace all of your rollers.

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    How Often Should You Have Your Garage Doors Serviced?

    At G & G Garage Door, we suggest that you have your garage door systems serviced every six months. We provide a 21-Point inspection of all of your garaged door system’s components. We then clean all of your garage door’s parts and tighten any fasteners that have become loosened over time. As we perform this inspection, we take note of any component that may be faulty or may soon become faulty and then make recommendations for the necessary repairs. Of course, we do not make the repairs to your garage door until authorized by you.

    Can Garage Door Maintenance Prevent Repairs?

    Your garage door is the heaviest moving part of your home and should be considered an investment. Having a certified garage door technician provide maintenance on your garage door regularly, is a good investment and can help you to delay or put off entirely future repairs. During regular maintenance, we scrutinize every component of your garage door to ensure smooth operation. So, yes, regular garage door maintenance and repairs can help you avoid costly repairs or replacements down the road.

    Should I Lubricate My Garage Door Parts?

    Yes, lubrication can go a long way toward increasing the life of your garage door parts. But, not all lubricants are the same. We suggest you use a silicone spray as it does not attract dust and will not gum up. You’ll want to clean the components first with a towel and then begin by spraying the tracks, springs, hinges, and rollers. After you have lubricated everything thoroughly, run the garage door up and down 3 or 4 times and note how it operates. If after the lubrication process, you still hear unusual noises or see that the operation is not as it should be, contact G & G Garage Door for service.

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      G & G Garage Door Co.
      2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
      Torrance, CA 90501

      310-782-9000

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      Repairing Damaged Garage Door Parts

      Many potentially damaging and unsafe garage door problems can be mitigated with proactive garage door maintenance. With a thorough semi-annual inspection we can determine what needs adjustments, tightening, or simply lubrication. At the same time, we can identify weak spots in your garage door system and make the necessary changes. This will go along way toward increasing the lifetime of your garage door components while ensuring that everything is operating safely. Our garage door techs will take a look at all the opener’s gears, the pulley, the belt or chain drive, and test your backup battery to ensure your garage door will still open during any power outages. Below are a few more of the components we will check when we provide you with our brand of garage door maintenance.

      Garage Door Hinge Replacement

      One of the most overlooked parts of your garage door is the garage door hinges. Garage door hinges connect the garage door panels together. This hinged connection then allows the individual panels to roll seamlessly as a unit, up and down the tracks. When we inspect your garage door, we closely inspect and tighten any loose hinges and if one needs to be replaced we’ll do it on the spot.

      Garage Door Cable Replacement

      Your garage door cables work in concert with the drums and the torsion spring to raise your garage door. Your garage door cables should be inspected at least once every year. The most common garage door cable failure is the result of the cables becoming frayed. If your garage door cable breaks while lifting your garage door it may cause your door to come off the tracks and possibly go sideways.

      Garage Door Security Concerns

      It’s been said that a home’s garage door is its weakest point when it comes to security. Thieves know that an automatic garage door opener can be disengaged manually from inside the garage and have devised ways to fish going under the weather stripping to pull the cord. We suggest that you have a T-Lock installed and advise you to lock it during times where you may be away for an extended period.

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