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What to Do When the Garage Door is Too Noisy

What to Do When the Garage Door is Too Noisy

Got a garage door that screeches and squeals every time it opens and closes? Like fingernails on an old chalkboard, the unpleasant sounds of a noisy garage door can be unsettling. Fortunately, there are things you can do to restore relative quiet…

Read More February 15, 2020
4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Garage

4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Garage

For most of us, the garage is one of those areas in our home that could use some attention. It is often the catch-all for storage items that don’t have an obvious place to go. The garage is also the last place…

Read More January 15, 2020
4 Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Doors

4 Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Doors

Most homeowners don’t realize how much they rely on their garage doors each and every day. And to be fair, why should they? It’s easy to simply push a button and not think twice about the mechanics that cause it to open…

Read More December 5, 2019
How to Care for a Wooden Garage Door

How to Care for a Wooden Garage Door

Garage doors made of wood are generally well built. When well taken care of, they can withstand decades of sun, weather, and daily use. But like all aging things, maintenance and care can become more difficult. Parts for an older door may…

Read More October 5, 2019
A Buyer’s Guide for Garage Door Openers

A Buyer’s Guide for Garage Door Openers

Having an automatic garage door opener provides simple access when you are moving in and out of the garage. Not only can you open the door with the touch of a button, but it also offers good lighting and security features if…

Read More June 5, 2019
Why is the Garage Door Not Closing All the Way?

Why is the Garage Door Not Closing All the Way?

Most of the time, the garage door opens and closes without issue. When the internal parts are in good working order, then it is easy to click the button so the door moves at your convenience. There is nothing more frustrating than…

Read More May 25, 2019
Tips for Opening a Garage Door in a Power Outage

Tips for Opening a Garage Door in a Power Outage

It’s easy to take the garage door opener for granted: you push a button and an electrical signal makes the door move up or down as needed. But if the power goes out, then you will find that opening the garage door…

Read More February 5, 2019
Why an Old Garage Door System is a Danger to the Family

Why an Old Garage Door System is a Danger to the Family

Do you have the mindset of frugality, with the goal to use and reuse the items that are already in your home? There are many times when a little bit of repair work can extend the life of various features on your…

Read More September 25, 2018
Is it Time to Replace the Garage Door Opener?

Is it Time to Replace the Garage Door Opener?

Even if the garage door opens and closes when you push the button, there are a few things that might indicate that it is time to replace the garage door opener. Remember that the garage is an area that is actively used…

Read More March 5, 2018
3 Ways to Improve the Function of Your Garage

3 Ways to Improve the Function of Your Garage

As you are putting together a checklist of resolutions for the New Year, don’t overlook important home renovation projects that need to be addressed. The obvious to-do list items usually include cleaning out the closets or repainting the front door. Also, consider…

Read More January 25, 2018
What is the Right Size of Garage for the Family?

What is the Right Size of Garage for the Family?

Many homeowners assume that bigger is better for everything in their home. But, sometimes you don’t need a large space for the function that you need. If you are preparing to buy a new home or you want to expand your current…

Read More November 25, 2017
Tips for Repurposing an Old Garage Door

Tips for Repurposing an Old Garage Door

There is no doubt that a new garage door will have a positive impact on the appearance of your home! If you are planning to make the investment to install a new door, then you might consider other projects as well. Instead…

Read More April 5, 2017
Garage Door Won’t Close? Here’s Why

Garage Door Won’t Close? Here’s Why

A broken garage door is not only inconvenient, but it could be a threat to the safety of your home and family. Is your door currently stuck open, and you can’t figure out how to get it to close? When the door…

Read More February 25, 2017
How to Tell that Your Garage Door Springs Need to be Replaced

How to Tell that Your Garage Door Springs Need to be Replaced

At some point, the springs on your garage door will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Even if the springs are starting to wear down, you might not immediately notice a problem until the springs are inspected. It isn’t always…

Read More December 25, 2016
Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Flooding in Your Garage

Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Flooding in Your Garage

The garage is an extension of the house, and many homeowners use it to store their vehicles, sports equipment, and other personal items. It is important to care for the quality of your garage to protect these items inside. Water damage can…

Read More November 5, 2016
4 Garage Door Warning Signs

4 Garage Door Warning Signs

How do you know when a garage door needs to be replaced? This home improvement project is often moved to the bottom of the priority list because homeowners don’t understand how much it will help to have a new door installed. It’s…

Read More October 25, 2016
Safety Tips for Your Garage Door

Safety Tips for Your Garage Door

Did you know that there are over 13,000 injuries each year because of garage doors? In the United States, many homes have garage doors and other moving equipment within the garage. There are many conveniences that you can enjoy because of a…

Read More August 5, 2016
3 Steps to Open the Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

3 Steps to Open the Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

Most homeowners have a garage door opener, which means that opening the garage is as simple as the push of a button. But, if the power goes out, then there will be no energy to run the garage door opener. In this…

Read More June 5, 2016
Things You Should and Shouldn’t Be Doing with Your Garage Door

Things You Should and Shouldn’t Be Doing with Your Garage Door

Most homeowners aren’t experienced with garage door maintenance and repair, and they don’t know the things that they should be doing to keep the door in working order. There are certain things that need to be done, and there are other things…

Read More March 15, 2016
Annual Maintenance for Your Garage Door

Annual Maintenance for Your Garage Door

Instead of waiting until your garage breaks or stops working, it is more effective to implement a consistent maintenance plan to keep your garage in good condition. Like any other equipment in your home, the garage will last longer and work better…

Read More April 24, 2015
How to Make a Noisy Garage Door Quieter

How to Make a Noisy Garage Door Quieter

When you open and close your garage door, do you notice that it is unusually noisy with excess grinding, squeaking, and rattling? These noises can be quieted with a few simple tricks, and you might consider regular maintenance to control the noise…

Read More April 14, 2015
Modern Garage Door Openers – Controlling Your Garage from Your Smartphone

Modern Garage Door Openers – Controlling Your Garage from Your Smartphone

Have you ever had the experience of finally laying your head on the pillow at the end of the day, only to wonder if you remembered to close the garage door? In that moment, you are so tired that you don’t want…

Read More March 15, 2015
How to Open Your Garage Door During a Power Outage

How to Open Your Garage Door During a Power Outage

An automatic garage door opener is very convenient, but it can be a problem if the power goes out. The garage door opener runs on electricity, so if there isn’t a source of electricity, then it won’t be responsive when you push…

Read More February 13, 2015
Broken Garage Door Opener? Tips for Fixing It!

Broken Garage Door Opener? Tips for Fixing It!

It can be frustrating to pull up to your house, push the garage door opener, and find that the garage door doesn’t respond. Don’t worry though, there are a few do-it-yourself solutions to repair the garage door opener. Identify the Source of…

Read More January 24, 2015
Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home

Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home

Whether you are putting the finishing touches on a new home or remodeling an older home, it can be a tough decision to choose the best garage doors for your needs. Before you rush into the decision, here are a few things…

Read More December 15, 2014
Professional Garage Door Opener Assistance

Professional Garage Door Opener Assistance

Does the height at which the Safety Eyes and Wall Control unit are set matter? Why? What about the wires? Is there a way to hide the wires to make the installation a little neater? Watching a professional install a garage door…

Read More November 12, 2014
How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

Opening your garage door manually is pretty simple. Re-attaching the motor is a little trickier. With this video you’ll quickly learn how to detach the opener and you’ll be confident when it’s time to re-attach it. There are definitely some safety precautions…

Read More November 12, 2014
How to Lubricate Your Noisy Garage Door

How to Lubricate Your Noisy Garage Door

In this video Precision Garage Door of Riverside & San Bernardino County provides instructions on how to properly lubricate the moving parts of your garage door with a recommended lithium spray. You will also see the differences and learn why you should…

Read More November 12, 2014
Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage Door Spring Repair

Although this video promotes the quality of our spring repair service (of which we are very proud), we also hope it will help everyone who needs to replace an extension or torsion spring. The video show a simple test you can perform…

Read More November 12, 2014
What is the Best Garage Door Opener?

What is the Best Garage Door Opener?

There are 3 types of garage door openers to consider: Chain Drives, Belt Drives, and Screw Drives. Each is suited to a type of lifestyle and noise tolerance. Only you can decide which is the best fit for you. Listen to the…

Read More November 12, 2014

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