Category Archives: Garage Doors

5 Common Garage Door Repairs

Garage door repairs usually aren’t too complicated to carry out, but they can be dangerous operations due to the high tension of the garage door springs. If you have garage issues, it’s essential to contact a garage door expert like those at Orange County so you can have the problems remedied in a safe and efficient manner. Here are the most common garage door repair operations that we carry out.

 

Garage Door Spring Replacement

Garage door springs help moderate and provide balancing for the door’s weight, allowing it to close and open with ease. They work as a counterweight and help the door stay level as it gets piled up. Springs either come in the torque or stretching varieties, and are necessary to be solid and intact in order to ensure the continued longevity and effectiveness of a garage door. Springs are very tight, however, and should only be handled by professionals as amateur attempts to repair or modify springs can prove very dangerous.

 

Garage Door Seal Replacement

The seals on the upper and side parts of garage doors help seal out moisture, preventing mold, as well as protecting the garage from the weather outside. These seals often degrade, and their degradation can cause issues with the garage door jamb – we recommend the installation of PVC seals.

 

Garage Door Bracket Replacement

The brackets of the garage door allow the upper part of the door to be moved around – but they can accumulate rust over time and get worn out. Broken brackets are very dangerous, as they can cause garage doors to suddenly fall down with extreme speed and weight – so it’s necessary not only to replace faulty brackets, but to inspect your normally functioning ones on an annual basis to ensure their proper operation.

 

Garage Door Opener Repairs

Garage door openers utilize radio signals, circuitry, and sometimes Bluetooth for proper operation. The repair of garage door opener circuit boards can be attempted by educated amateurs, but we don’t recommend it as they are delicate, complex, and easily damaged mechanisms. Since circuit boards are part of your essential security infrastructure, as they allow the garage doors to close and open on command, they should always be repaired in a timely manner.

 

Garage Door Chain Drive Opener Gears

Garage door openers that utilize chains and sprockets can similarly degrade over time, requiring immediate repairs to mitigate the dangers of a collapsing door – and like the brackets, they need to be periodically inspected in order to ensure their proper continuing operation. Any professional garage door expert, like those at Orange, can efficiently and precisely inspect and repair gears and other parts of any chain based garage door opener, providing solutions that will last for long periods of time, ensuring your peace of mind.

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American VS European Garage Doors

The majority of garage doors in homes or businesses in the United States are sectionals outfit with an automatic garage door openers. However, in Europe, sectional doors are used much less, in lieu of single panelled up and over doors, side slide sectionals, or rolling doors. Here’s a brief guide to the differences between American and European garage doors, as prepared by the experts at Orange.

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Creating Garage Workshops

Garages are spaces that can be used for fantastic levels of creativity and productivity. Whether you like to do woodworking, machining, writing, music, or even just taking care of your car, a garage workshop can be a space of great vitality and life. The experts at Orange County Garage Doors would love to help our clients turn their garages into these creative workshop spaces – and have typed up a guide to help you figure out how to transform your garage into the workshop of your dreams.

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Little known garage door facts

Many people don’t understand that their garage door is in fact, the heaviest moving object on their entire property – unless they own a gigantic monster truck. Here’s some little known facts about garage doors, as prepared by the experts at Orange County Garage Doors.

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