Garage door being repaired

Garage Door Care

Checking your rollers. Oil the torsion spring and hinges. These are basic periodic maintenance tips. It’s a good idea to test the operator. Make sure its sensors will stop the door should something get in their path. Likewise, placing a 2×2 square block of wood where you door closes will confirm that the operator’s safety reverse is properly set.

More About Garage Doors

Many garage doors open upward using an electric chain drive, which can often be remotely controlled from the resident’s vehicle with a small radio transmitter.[3] Garages are connected to the nearest road with a driveway. Interior space for one or two cars is typical, and garages built since the 1950s typically have a door directly connecting the garage to the interior of the house (an “attached garage”). Earlier garages were often detached and located in the back yard of the house, accessed either via a long driveway or from an alley.

In the past, garages were often separate buildings from the house (“detached garage”). On occasion, a garage would be built with an apartment above it, which could be rented out. As automobiles became more popular, the idea of attaching the garage directly to the home grew into a common practice. While a person with a separate garage must walk outdoors in every type of weather, a person with an attached garage has a much shorter walk inside a building.

Garages are often found where the attic entrance is located. Also used to store tools, bicycles and lawn equipment most garages have unfinished concrete floors. Some garages include a separate storage room to partially alleviate this problem.[4]

Around the start of the 21st century, companies began offering “portable garages” in the United States. Mostly, these garages are made of metal and do not attach to the house or other structure, much like the garages built prior to the 1960s. Many homeowner’s associations frown upon the installation of these nonconforming buildings, but still, their popularity is growing.

Garage flooring companies can install flooring products that are not generally available to the homeowner, providing a coating system that will last may years. These include epoxies, stained concrete and modular garage tiles (PVC vinyl, polypropylene or other polymers) to name a few.[5]

Garage Door Repair in Houston Texas

How to Choose a Garage Door Repair Company in Houston

In 2008, the Better Business Bureau of Texas developed its “Top
ten tips for choosing a garage door repair company.” The list was created in response
to a rash of complaints about repair companies that charged grossly excessive prices,
performed unneeded repairs, did shoddy work, and/or other questionable practices.
The list was good, but it badly needs updating for the Google era. If your area is
having a problem with unethical repair companies, here is our new and condensed list
that may be useful for sharing with customers or for posting on your website

1) Get bids from two or three companies.

You may be in a hurry to get your door fixed, but are you
prepared to pay $500 to $1,000 for a $150 repair? Getting
multiple bids is the best way to avoid getting scammed. In
most markets, a second bid alone will reveal a rip-off.
You can get these bids quickly over the phone. But when the
technician arrives, let him know that he must get your permission
before exceeding the bid. Don’t be afraid to reject any proposed
extra repairs.

2) Beware of the repair specialist.

Many unethical garage door companies intentionally target repair work because (1) customers are desperate for a quick fix and won’t get other bids, (2) customers don’t know the real cost of garage door parts, and (3) customers don’t know a necessary repair from a bogus one. If you get one bid from a company that focuses on repair, get another bid from a long-established company that does garage door sales and service.

3) Be wary of phones answered generically, such as “Garage doors” or “Door service.”

This tactic is used by slippery companies that operate under so many names that they can’t even answer their own phones honestly. If a company answers its phone strangely, ask them, “What company is this?” If they balk at this simple, honest question, hang up and call someone else.

C.M.G Garage Doors

C.M.G Garage Doors was created by a 3rd generation construction trained professional, who has many years of experience in the garage door industry. He is a family man who has a wife and three children, who also understands the value of saving money. We want to provide you affordable garage door service and quality work.

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