Garage Door Extension Springs

Springs to a garage door are a main factor when it comes to the functioning of opening and closing the door. It should allow one to open and close the door in an effective manner as well as safe. These particular springs are designed to stretch to the capacity to hold on to a sufficient amount of weight when opening and closing the door and at the same time shrink back to its regular size with no technical difficulties. The stretching of a spring indicates how strongly it will shrink back to its regular size. Extension springs in a garage door are designed to hold up to a lot of stress and strain that a garage door can put on a spring to function correctly. Taking the steps to choosing a spring size and making sure it is accurate is a very important step which can make all the difference between a safe and long-lasting spring or an unsafe and non-lasting spring. When and If a repair needs to be done on a garage door, one should always make sure it is done by a licensed/insured professional to reduce the risk of injury to oneself or someone else as well as preventing damage to the material or property.

How Do I Manually Open My Garage Door When My Garage Door Opener Fails?

Closing your garage door by hand is very simple and easy to do. When the garage door is in a fully closed position, you need to pull the red release cord downwards towards the garage floor. You need to take precautions when doing this so pull it down slowly and with caution because by pulling the red release cord, your garage door has the power to slam closed when you pull it if it is not already in the closed position. So always make sure when you do this that your garage door is completely closed when releasing the cord. Unfortunately, older garage door opener models do not have the red release cord so they have to be pulled down by a loaded clip or pulling a handle down with your hand. If this is your situation, then I would suggest in looking to replace your garage door opener with a new one. The older garage door openers are unsafe and it is very much recommended that you get a new one with all the new up to date safety and security features. LifetMaster and Genie are the leading brands in the market today. So don’t wait, call Long Island Garage Door today and we will install a garage door opener with your choice of brand, model, drive and horsepower with an additional 15% off.

What happens if my garage door opener opens and closes by itself like someone else has the same frequency?

When you are facing a problem like this that means it was caused by a short somewhere which is most likely to be located in either the wall button, wiring or in one of your transmitters.  How can I tell? Well, one way to know is it you come home to a garage door that is opened, knowing that you closed it when you left then it is the transmitter.  A short in the transmitter causes signals to be sent.  While you are pulling out of your driveway the door closes and appears to  stop but while the carriage and arm run past down the limit and hits the header bracket it causes it to reverse.  The best way to fix this is to try operating the door from the wall button after you remove the batteries from your transmitter.  If the problem is still intermittent, try to do this for a day or two to see if the transmitter is the cause of the defect.  If this is still a problem and it continues, try removing the wall button wire at the motor head to ensure it is not a short in the wire to the button.  Operate the garage door with transmitters only, if that ceases the problem, replace the wires and the test wall button clearly this is a process of elimination.

How Do I Manually Open My Garage Door When My Garage Door Opener Fails?

It is very easy to close your garage door by hand. While the garage door is in a fully closed position, you must pull the red release cord downwards towards the garage floor.  Make sure you do it slowly and with caution because by pulling the red release cord your garage door has the capacity to slam closed when you pull it if it is not closed already.  So make sure to keep a note to self and make sure that your garage door is fully closed when releasing it.  Older garage door opener models do not have the red release cord and have to be pulled down by a loaded clip, or pulling a handle down with your hand.  If this is the case you should look into replacing your existing garage door opener with a new one.  The older garage door opener models are unsafe and it is highly recommended that you get a new one with all the new safety and security features.  LiftMaster and Genie are the leading brands in the market today. Call Long Island Garage Door and we will install a garage door opener with your choice of brand, model, drive and horsepower with an additional 15% off.

 

Garage Door Cable Drums and Sheaves

Long Island Garage Door supplies and installs garage door hardware parts. The garage door cable drums and sheaves vary depending on your garage door.
Long Island Garage Door provides:
heavy duty 3 inch sheave/pulleys for garage door extension springs which have a 200 lb load rating, 3/8 inch bore and 6 solid rivets.
Heavy duty 3 inch sheave/pulleys with clevis for garage door extension springs with clevis and fasteners and a 200 lb load rating, 3/8” bore and six solid rivets and a maximum cable diameter 1/8”
Heavy duty 4 inch sheave/pulley with clevis for the garage door extension spring; 200 lbs ratubgm 3/8” bore and six solid rivets and a maximum cable diameter of 1/8”
Garage Door Cable drums for 7 & 8 foot garage doors with a standard 4” diameter cable drum (up to 8’1” high garage doors) rated up to 1/8” cable and up to #530 door (for use on hollow or solid 1 inch shaft)
Garage Door Cable Drums for garage doors up to 12 feet high which include 400-12, 1 right side and 1- left side inside screw set, used for 1” torsion tubes that are 12” in circumference, rated for up to 750 pound garage doors and works wit up to 5/32” cables.
Garage Door cable drums for garage doors up to 10’3”, 100-10 (pair), 1 right side and 1- left side includes set screws, for 1 inch torsion tubes with a 12 inch circumference, rated up to 750 lbs doors and works with up to 5/32” garage door cables.
Garage Door Cable Drums for High Lift Garage Doors for up to 9 feet high garage doors and up to 54” of high lift, 100-54 1- right side and 1-left side includes set screws, for 1” torsion tubes 12 “ circumference, works with up to 5/32” cables, rated 275 lbs per drum
Box truck door 3” cable drums
And much more

Long Island Garage Doors does not just provide cable drums for garage doors; we also supply and install ALL kinds of garage door hardware for residential and commercial garage doors. Our local garage door company in Long Island, NY provides garage door hardware from nylon rollers, 3” steel garage door rollers and bearing plates to color coded garage door extension and torsion springs of all sorts. Call Long Island Garage Doors now for a free estimate or all other garage door inquiries; call us locally at (516)-493-4684 or (631)-623-5121

Garage Door Extension Springs

Springs are a very important component to a garage door. They allow a door to open and close effectively and safely. Springs are designed to retain energy when stretched so that they have the ability to recoil when needed.The strain of the spring and the tension or stretching of the spring dictates how tightly a spring recoils.

Extension springs in a garage door are designed to withstand the stress and tension the garage door undergoes to function properly. Making sure the spring size is correct for a garage system is vital to ensure safety and long-lasting springs.

It is important to note that any garage repair or installation should be done by a licensed/insured professional to reduce the risk of injury to oneself or damage to the material or property.

Long Island Garage Door has experienced and friendly technicians that can repair, replace, install or answer any questions you may need. Our technicians use springs that are durable and have undergone additional heating/cooling to evenly distribute any pressure or force that is exerted on the spring. These springs are designed to withstand more weight and last longer. What makes Long Island Garage Doors better than most is that our technicians will install a safety cable along with the springs to keep the springs from swinging in case a spring breaks or snaps. Long Island Garage Door has 24/7 customer service and technicians that are available for immediate response. Call toll-free 1.800.336.9270 for an estimate, repair or installation.

Choose the Best Garage Door for You

Garage doors are an important feature to your home, work and everyday lifestyle. Choosing the right door, however, may not be as easy as on may think. Choosing the perfect door for your everyday routine or simply repairing your door can be exciting and comforting once you know three simple steps:

1) What do you need? Does the current door need simple repair, installation or do I need a new door? How old is the current door and how long will a new one last?

2) What type of door should I install or repair? From design to material, what is the best, most durable door for your needs? Simply choosing a door made of steel, aluminum or vinyl over a wood door will save you time and money in the long run.

3) Lastly, which company should I work with for any questions, repair or Installation of my new door? Before spending time shopping around, call One-Stop Garage Door. They provide free estimates, 24/7 customer service, most knowledgeable and friendly technicians and best overall price guaranteed!

One-Stop has easily accessible technicians that repair on the spot and only charge a 29-dollar service fee that is deducted from the total cost of the job! With more than a few locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island to name a few, One-Stop offers the most competitive services and saves you money and more importantly time. Visit onestopgaragedoor.org or call toll-free at 1.800.336.9270

 

How to maintain your garage door

Believe it or not but your garage door plays an important role on your home appearance because it adds curbside appeal. If you invite coworkers or friends over it is natural to want them to be impressed with the beauty of your home. Start by maintaining your garage door and keeping it not only beautiful but long lasting and durable. There are 3 main elements in maintaining your garage door which would be safety, cleaning, and lubrication.
Safety: check that your rollers springs and tracks are operating correctly. All can be repaired with the right instructions however it is highly recommended that a torsion spring be done by a professional because the amount of tension. Do not attempt to fix one on your own because the results could not only be costly but fatal. However, if an extension spring needs to be replaced they are very easy and affordable to purchase. Always keep children pets and hands away from moving parts and joints. Remove your car from the garage and all items near the tracks. Then inspect the cables, rollers, brackets, springs and hinges visually. If you see anything worn or tattered then it needs a replacement. Any bolt painted red or has a safety tag near it then this means there is high tension and only a trained, certified technician should do the job for obvious safety reasons. Then check the door balance by first unplugging the garage door opener, disengage the door from the opener and raise it to waist level. If it raises or lowers it’s not balanced properly and needs to be fixed by an experienced professional.
Cleaning: Clean the exterior of your door by mixing water and detergent on a sponge to wash it and rinse it down with a hose. An average door needs this type of cleaning once a year. If you have a wooden door there more maintaining that needs to be done. Once you washed your wooden garage door, inspect it if it needs to be stained or repeated.
Lubrication: Last but not least lubrication is crucial to the process of maintenance. You can start by lubricating the doors hinges, bearings and springs. You should try to use a non-silicon based lubricant. If the rollers are metal you can lubricate them as well. You don’t want nylon rollers to ever come in contact with oil. You should also keep a reminder to clean dirt stuck in tracks with brave parts cleaner rather than oil because it can slip. Now you know the 3 key elements in maintaining your garage door safety, cleaning and lubrication. Check on your garage door once in a while to see if everything is maintained fixing little things like this could save you future maintenance and additional cost.

Long Island Garage Door

Long Island Garage Door has been servicing customers in the area of Nassau and Suffolk County for many years.  Our professionals are licensed and insured and have years of experience.  Long Island Garage  Door technicians specialize in garage installation, garage repair, garage replacement and garage hardware replacement and repair. Our local garage door company in Long Island, NY provides the most efficient friendly customer service and provides the most durable garage repair and installations in the entire area.  Got a broken spring? Maybe your cable snapped or your garage door came off its tracks.  Whatever you need, Long Island Garage Doors will be there within the hour of your call.  Our 247 emergency services allow us to help customers in need of urgent repair even if it’s night time or on a weekend!  The Long Island Garage Door technicians do the most professional and neatest garage door installations fitted with all the hardware.  We provide free estimates for new doors! Long Island Garage Door will install a brand new customized garage door down to the style, material, size, manufacturer and window inserts with an electronic garage door opener.

How to Install a Key Garage Door Lock

A garage door lock is the most crucial part of the garage door, it is the essence and reason for its being.  What is the sense of a garage door without a lock?   Key garage door lock installation is actually quite simple when broken down into steps; hopefully these steps will help you along the way:

  • Take the garage door deadbolt linkage and screw it into both side rail tracks on the sides of the garage door.  Make sure it is connected between 3 and4 feetfrom the ground so that the deadbolt can slide into a side rail slot in order to lock the garage door down.  Then connect the steel cables to all the sides of the garage door and then make sure it reaches the center of the door.
  • At the altitude here you installed the dead bolts, drill a hole in the middle of your garage door. Then fit the key-operated door handle through the hole in the midpoint of the garage door with the handle on the outside of it be sure to screw inside the fastener onto the handle stem on the inside of the door.
  • On the inside of the garage, connect the deadbolt cable linkage to the door handle eyelets.  Then on the outside turn the handle to ensure that the wires pull the deadbolts out of the rail slots.  Make sure that the key works as well as locks the deadbolts in their slots.