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How Much Will Your Garage Door Repair Cost?

Here’s the deal: Sure, some minor garage door repairs you can do yourself, like tightening the bolts as a routine maintenance. But many repairs will require the expertise of a professional. And yes, there will be some costs. How much a garage door repair will cost depends on the nature and complexity of the repair, […]

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Add Garage Door Opener Repair to Your Wildfire Prep Checklist

It’s more important than ever to prepare your household for natural disasters, and in California, wildfires are the most threatening. Updating the type of garage door and garage door opener you have in your home should be added to your checklist. Battery-powered garage door openers are more reliable than electric in this case, since the […]

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Garage Door Parts — Understanding Your Garage Door Springs

When it comes to the parts of your garage door, it’s important to understand the different types of springs, what they do, and how long they last. After all, springs aren’t designed forever. Eventually they will need to be replaced — ideally before they snap, potentially causing serious injury or property damage. Torsion springs do not fully extend the way extension springs do when the door opens and closes. They do tend to cost more, but are more sturdy and durable, lasting 15,000 to 20,000 cycles. Comparatively, extension springs last about 10,000 cycles. Extension springs tend to require more parts, which mean more repair issues overall. Extension springs are a lot more dangerous. When they break, they can cause serious damage — flying through garage windows, car windshields, potentially hitting someone.