If the last time you needed to deal with a garage door repair or replacement in Brooklyn New York, you will be amazed by the improvements the overhead doors went through during the last 20 years. Today, when the high-tech is surrounding us, and when it is much easier to produce high quality and improved doors and parts, the selection is wide, and you can find the overhead door that will fit your needs in terms of material such as wood and steel, textures and colors.
You can find different levels of insulation options, window sections, different kinds of spring systems and different types of openers. And since the quality of the doors improved, so does the need for maintenance, which is still crucial for the safe and smooth operation of the overhead door, but became simpler and something that you can easily perform by doing it yourself with a basic knowledge and tools.
If your overhead door is attached to the house, you should aim for an insulated overhead door. But it does not mean that you shouldn’t if your garage is not attached. Beside insulation from law temperatures and noise, insulated doors are usually stronger, and built to face tough conditions. A new insulated door is something that you do not want to deal with more than once every 10-20 years, so when you invest in high quality insulated door, you are getting high quality in return. But besides the long lasting overhead door, you also get a door that work smoother, and that its quality will be noticed every time you will use it.
When we replace doors which are older than 20 years, we always notice the surprises expression on the faces of those who purchase the door. An expression which is a mix of “It is amazing how smooth and silent it is”, and a “why did we wait that long”?
When you also bring in consideration the fact that many overhead doors are installed in the front of the house, and that they take a large piece of the appearance, a new door improve the beauty of the house, and can give it a luxuries and shinning look.
As we mentioned earlier, today you can find overhead doors from all kinds, and even if you want something unique, based on you design, and can be easily done, with a custom made door. There are many overhead door suppliers in Brooklyn New York, and if you search well, you will find what you are looking for.
It is hard to give a range of prices, especially when it is high quality overhead doors. The most common doors people install these days are steel doors, which are strong, reliable, and offer good insulation. Some people prefer the look of a wooden overhead door, and some prefer the custom made doors, which can cost more than double, but give your house the unique look you desire.
There are many kinds of overhead doors in New York New York, and a professional garage door technician can deal with all of them. There are many potential problems that can occur, and prevent the door form working properly. We will go over some of the most common issues, and try to shed some light and how to deal with them
The spring system of the overhead door is the main force that lift, lower and balance the overhead door. Whether it is a torsion spring system, or extension spring system, and if the spring snapped, it prevent the door from working properly and can be dangerous. Before we will explain about the broken spring repair, we would like to make it clear that an overhead door with a broken spring (Whether it is an overhead door repair in Woodland Hills, or a garage door repair in New Rochelle) should not be used, and that it should be repaired by a trained garage door technician.
If you are not sure what type of spring system your overhead door is equipped with, look at the springs and check. If the springs are located on the top side of the door, when each spring is above each track, then your door is working with extension spring system. If the springs are located in the center area, and you see coil spring wrapped around a steel pipe (Shaft), then your door is working with torsion spring system.
We repair all kinds of torsion springs in New York New York. Usually the heavier and more massive overhead doors are those who work with torsion spring system. If your torsion spring snapped, it will be difficult, and dangerous to try and open the door. The best you can do is to stop using it, and contact a garage door company to come and replace it.
If you will try and force the door to open, or use the opener to that, the opener may burn, since it will need to lift the door without the help of the broken torsion spring, and that can be both dangerous, and can lead to a burn out of the opening unit.
If you own an overhead door that work with extension spring system, and one of the springs snapped, the same rule that apply to the torsion spring system will apply here. Do not try and use the door, since it can be both dangerous, and can lead to a bigger problem.
One thing that you should make sure, and that a professional garage door repairman should make sure when he replace the old spring with a new one, is to install safety cables. Those steel cables are installed for one reason only: To protect the area which surround the door in case the spring will snap, and try to minimize the damage that can be followed by such event.
Although they have no part in the way the door operate, and the door will work the same with or without them, the safety cables will protect you, your family, your car, or any other equipment in the garage when the spring will, and it will one day, snap.
If you own an electric overhead door, which is operated by an electric unit, and you are experiencing problems operating the door, you better read the following words. If the opener is having hard time lifting and closing the door, it does not necessarily mean that the problem is with the opener. To understand that, you need to understand first how the overhead door work.
To you, it may seem that the electric opener is what opening and closing the door, but the truth is that a door which isn’t working properly manually – Without the opener, should not be used with an opener. The opener is only in charge of small amount of the force that lift and lower the door, and the spring system, which should be adjusted to fit your door, is what doing most of the lifting and the balancing. So if there is a problem opening and closing the door manually, there will be a problem for the motor to open and close the door.
The most common types of openers, when it comes to overhead doors in New York, is the chain drive opener, and the belt drive opener. There is another kind which is a screw drive opener, but in the past years we see less and less from that type.
The chain and the belt are considered to be strong and reliable, when the difference between them is that the chain is working with a steel chain, and the belt operate with a rubber belt, which make it much quitter. If it is important for you to have a door that work quietly, you may want to consider purchasing a belt drive opener (If the garage door is bellow your bedroom or living room, or any reason that you want it to operate in silence. If the noise does not matter to you, or if you prefer to hear when the door is opening (Some people do want to know every time their overhead-door is being used). Then you should go with the chain drive which is 10-20 percent cheaper.
The federal law, regarding the automated overhead doors safety, demand from every opener manufacture, to include a safety feature that should be installed together with the opener. The electronic eye system, is there to “tell” the opener to stop and to reverse if something is blocking the way. If anything block the laser beam between the safety sensors, the opener will reverse, and open the door, protecting that thing from being hit by the door.
Since they are located at the bottom of each side of the door, the safety sensors can be the cause for many overhead doors problems. The reason is that the opener will not close the door, unless it is getting the signal that “tell” everything is ok, and it safe to close the door.
If your door is starting to close, and then reverse to open position (Sometime followed by a clicking form the opener that try signal that there is something wrong, it may be due to safety sensors problem. There are few things you can do to repair the sensors, and you can read about it in the following article about “garage door opener troubleshooting”.
For your safety, and for the perfect operation of the door, maintain your overhead door twice a year. The maintenance, which include tune up, is a relatively simple process, and when it is being done on time, in a “do-it-yourself” way, it protect the parts of the door, and improve the way it is moving.
The maintenance has nothing to do with the way the overhead door is working. The door can be working fine, and it may have a problem, it does not matter, what matter is to maintain it on time. But, if your door need repair, it is too late for maintenance. If the spring snapped, the opener died, the pulley broke or the cable snapped, you can lubricate it as much as you want, it will not repair the problem, and the door will need to be repaired before it will be safe to use it again.
To read more about overhead maintenance in New York. You can watch this Video, or read this article.
Overhead door safety
Most likely that there is no larger moving object in your home than your overhead door. And when something goes wrong, the door can easily become dangerous. If you overhead door is broken, and it does no matter if it is a broken opener in Woodland Hills CA, or a broken spring in Brooklyn NY, you should stop using it, and you should get a trained technician to fix it.
Continuing to use a broken overhead door is both dangerous, and something that can lead to damage to property and injuries. For example, if your overhead door went out of track, and you decided to keep using it, you may break more parts, and the door may completely fell of the tracks, crashing anything below it.
We live in days when a lot of knowledge is available to us. And there is a DIY Video for almost any topic on you tube, including overhead door repair DIY. As much as we appreciate people who try to repair their overhead door by DIY, we learned that some repairs are better to be left for the professional and experienced.
What kind of repairs can be done by DIY?
We cannot specify the exact repairs, since sometime overhead maintenance which considered to be a simple job can get complicated if there are adjustments and parts replacement to be made, and sometime an extension spring replacement can take 15 minutes, and is relatively simple, but it can also take 2 hours if there are some complication involved.
In general, wheat we can recommend is to avoid thing you don’t know or not sure about, and no matter what, do not take risks and put yourself at risk. No overhead door repairs worth your health and the safety of your family.
To read more about overhead door DIY repair, visit the page that talk about garage door repairs.
When you are using the services of a professional overhead door company in New York, you are making sure that your door will be safe for use, and that the problem will not happen again anytime soon. Because when you are a pro, you are not only repairing the problem, but you also addressing the reason or the cause for the problem, because you know that it is the reputation and the name of your company at stack, and no one wants to rescue that.
We are not the cheapest company in New York. If you will search more you will find cheaper companies, since there are two things that we will never compromise about, safety and quality. We offer high quality garage doors and parts, and we prefer to avoid repairing a door, if it is violating the safety rules of overhead door service.
We offer same day service for all kinds of overhead doors in New York NY. We repair commercial doors, residential doors and roll up gates. And we always do all that we can to provide our customers with a high quality and professional overhead garage doors repair service.