3 Signs Your Garage Door Needs To Be Serviced

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It's easy as a homeowner to rely on everything functioning properly. You go to turn on your heater, and warm air comes out. You go to turn on your stove, and it works. You go to open your garage, and it actually opens for you. However, just like with anything, your home can start to wear down and break. If you have noticed that your garage door isn't opening like it once did, then it may need some garage door maintenance. This article will go over three specific signs that your garage door needs to be serviced. Are you interested in learning more? If so, then this article is just the thing for you. Read on to learn some more. 

Squeaking

If you noticed that your garage door squeaks every time that you go to open it, then your chain may need to be lubricated. Just like any chain or mechanical part that's used on a regular basis, your garage door chain can start to wear down and squeak if it's not properly lubricated. Usually, a garage door maintenance company can come out and lube it right up for you, helping you to get rid of the sound almost instantly. In other cases, it may require a little bit more maintenance than just that. 

It Gets Stuck

Having your garage door get stuck when you're trying to open or close it isn't something that's normal. If you are having a hard time getting your garage door to open or close, then there may be a problem with the motor. If your garage door maintenance company does determine that it's the motor, they may either be able to repair it, or you may have to get an entirely new motor; the good thing, though, is that you won't have to have your entire door replaced. 

It's Slow

Does it seem like everything around you is fast except for your garage door? Does it seem like it is taking longer than ever for it to finally shut? If so, then your motor may be slowing down. Oftentimes, when a motor slows down, it's a sign that the whole thing has to be replaced, but your garage door company will be able to give you a better idea. 

As you can see, there are several signs of a garage door problem. If you run into any of these problems, contact a garage door company near you. 

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Those Cold, January Nights

When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.