By: John W.
Advanced Door Systems
Over the recent Thanksgiving holiday a spring on my garage door broke. I called Advanced Door Systems on Sunday and left a message explaining my situation. First thing Monday morning I received a call from Jeff Dawson (owner of the company) who related that he would be at my residence within half-an-hour. Shorty there-after he arrived, inspected the broken spring, and gave me an honest cost estimate to complete the repairs. *Note, I suggested that it would be wise to replace the other old spring due to age and past use. He agreed, and well within a hour, the work was completed. His work was outstanding. If you want something done right the first time, and at a reasonable cost, I would highly recommend "Advanced Door Systems." Five Stars +
Tips & Advices
Monthly, carefully observe the door as you open and close it. If you hear or see anything unusual, take a closer look. The regular motion could loosen up some of the hardware, so take a few minutes to tighten everything up. Also, be sure that tracks, tires, and other moving parts are lubricated. If your door is painted, make sure it isn't chipped or peeling. Deteriorating paint on a wooden door could let moisture in, which leads to warped doors, while a steel door could rust.
On average, a new garage door installation will cost around $1,000. Most homeowners end up paying somewhere between $740 and $1,400, including the installation and the door itself.
It depends. For someone who tackles home improvement projects, installing a garage door might be a viable do-it-yourself project. An experienced wood or metal worker can install with the right materials, tools, and knowledge. Someone less experienced should contact a professional. Depending on the size, a door could weigh as much as 200 pounds, though some smaller or uninsulated ones could be less than 100 pounds.
If you begin to notice this around a change in seasons, check the lubricant on the tracks. Weather patterns will affect lubricant's effectiveness. Dirt or debris on the tracks could also be the cause; make sure they're clear and clean. If the tracks look fine, make sure the doors are hung evenly.
It could mean your tracks are either dented, falling, or otherwise misaligned. Misaligned or damaged tracks can cause the door to cease working or fall off its tracks. If your door is stuck, slanted, or looks unstable, call a professional who will have the right tools to fix the problem.

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