Since their conception in the 1920’s, garage doors have come a long way. On top of the multiple styles and materials – such as single wide, double wide, carriage house, contemporary…wood, aluminum, steel – garage doors have also found new ways of operating. Before, garage doors had to be open and shut by hand. Then along came belt drives, chain drives, and finally – smart drive. So, what are the latest gadgets for garage doors and where is the industry heading? Let’s see the latest in garage door gadgets.
Ah, the smart garage door opener. A total game changer for those of us who have often come home to discover we left the garage door open all day. Again. In comes the smart garage door opener, where controlling one of your home’s entry points is as simple as checking an app! With the press of a button, your garage door can be open, closed, illuminated, or turned off. From anywhere!
Home monitoring systems allow you to connect video cameras and/or motion-activated sensors to entry and exit points of your home. Including your garage! Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your home is safe while you are on vacation, running errands, or any other time you are away from your house. Should a curious animal or an intruder try tampering with your garage door, you will receive an alert on your smartphone.
It is becoming increasingly important to consider the environmental impact our choices and consumption have. Including what the items we use every day are made of. Luckily, manufacturers have begun considering the same thing. And now, garage doors with a lower carbon footprint are becoming easier to access. From sustainably sourced materials such as recycled steel, to well insulated doors that require less energy for temperature control.
Accessibility and gadgets available for garage doors today have come a long way. There are so many options available, it can become a bit overwhelming to learn all the types of doors and features available. Especially with the ever changing world of technology! How do you choose? That’s where Adam’s Door Systems can help. Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-602-6550.
Your garage door is an essential part of your home. Used every day, it serves as a shelter, recreational area, extra layer of security, and even an accessory to your homes overall facade. Unfortunately, the wear and tear on this important gadget often gets overlooked. If you want to ensure the warning signs don’t get missed, check out our top indicators that something is wrong with your garage door!
Once you have pressed the button on your garage opener, the door itself should begin opening within a few seconds. If there is a delay – or worse, no response at all – there could be an issue with your garage door. First, change the batteries on the remote. If there is still a delayed response, your garage’s opening mechanism likely needs repair.
All things take time…but if your garage door is taking too much time to open, it could indicate the need for repair to the torsion springs. Because of the high tension these springs are under, it’s best to let the pros handle this problem!
Has your garage door suddenly become vocal? While some level of noise is normal, it’s important to keep an ear out for sounds such as squeaking, scraping, and rattling. These noises could mean that some of the various moving parts of your garage door need a tune up. If your garage door is rattling, be sure to have the screws and rollers repaired immediately.
Little by little, day by day, your garage door relaxes a little more. Until one day, it’s suddenly sagging to one side and you have no idea how it got this far. Sagging garage doors happen gradually, but are often overlooked until they’re obvious! This is typically caused by worn springs or dull tracks. But you should try to have the door checked by a professional before attempting to tighten bolts or other maintenance on your own.
Don’t miss the signs! When it comes to catching problems ahead of time, four eyes are better than two. Hire a professional to help with a garage door inspection, and together we can ensure your garage door is operating smoothly and safely. Contact our reliable and professional repairman at 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).
A high-quality garage door should have a smooth and quiet operation. But over time, even the highest quality doors will experience wear and tear that could result in unpleasant noises. If you find yourself wondering whether these noises are indicative of a bigger issue, this blog is for you! Read on to find out why your garage door may be making noise.
A squeaking sound could signal a loose roller or hinge. High pitched squeaks can normally be silenced with a bit of lubricant! Grab your favorite grease and apply it to the rollers and tracks. Use a silicone-based lubricant around the frame, between the panels, and along the weather stripping.
A garage door grinding noise could be from a loose roller or hinge. If the grinding continues after applying some lubricant, it’s most likely time to call in the professionals. You may need to replace your rollers or hinges. While some homeowners prefer metal, if you are replacing your rollers you may want to opt for nylon ones. These rollers are both quieter and require less lubricant than their metal counterparts.
Your garage door is the home to dozens of nuts, bolts, and screws. Over time, all these little parts can become loose, and you may begin to hear some rattling. Luckily, a wrench and socket set makes it easy to tighten all those nuts and bolts! Just be sure to avoid hardware and parts that are connected to the garage’s spring system. Other times, rattling may indicate the garage door has come off it’s track.
In many cases, popping noises indicate one of your torsion springs have snapped. For this particular noise, you will want to call a professional. Torsion springs are under a high amount of pressure, and inadvertently messing with them while trying to fix them can result in serious injury.
Our local professionals are experts in garage door troubleshooting. If you have concerns about your garage door, we will help you eliminate any existing noises and prevent future issues. Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-602-6550.
Choosing a new garage door for your family home can be an exciting decision. You get to decide what style and features it will possess, enhancing your property value and curb appeal. But don’t be fooled. Choosing a new garage door also comes with considerations that extend beyond aesthetics. Like R-Values and Warranty Agreements. Read on to discover our top considerations for your new garage door!
Material is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new garage door. If you choose a material that is not durable or resistant enough for your climate and lifestyle, you could find yourself shortening the lifespan of your garage door. When choosing a material, consider the following:
It’s important to consider how your garage door can offer increased safety and easy accessibility. Research (or ask a professional) what level horsepower the motor will need to decrease strain on the system. There are also many alternatives to motors for garage door openers; such as carriage door openers, belt drives, screw drives, chain drives, and more. You can also opt for smart openers that can be operated with mobile phones.
The higher the R-value of the garage door, the greater the insulation value and energy efficiency. This is especially important to consider if you have a FROG room. When the garage door is able to keep out the hot or cold air, your living space above instantly becomes more comfortable. This is also important if you utilize your garage as a work space. Generally, the higher the R-value of the door, the higher the price. So your need for a well-insulated garage door will absolutely be an investment..
Your new garage door is only as good as the company and installation team you hire. Be sure to do your due diligence before committing. Research the reputation and reviews of a few companies, and find out who will be around to both install and service your garage door during its warranty.
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