It’s downright depressing the amount of people out there willing to take advantage of folks, especially those in a bind. Scams seem to be everywhere, making it near impossible to want to trust anyone. Then when it seems like we have lost all hope for mankind, you hear a story or two that rekindles your faith in man (check out some of the reviews from our valued customers who have received these kind of experiences). But, as it is, it’s always better to be prepared from the possible scam artists, and like with everything, they are even infecting the garage door replacement and repair community.
AAA Action Doors would like to educate the consumers on the garage door repair scams that are currently being used by some of our competitors.
1. The garage repair network. There seems to be a popular trend, where generic handymen type websites are popping all over the web, targeting various homes to make the customer believe they are a professional garage door repair business, when they really send out a “repair man” that has little to no experience, and will “fake it until he makes it” usually leaving your garage door in far worse shape. Keep in mind there are many licensed and legitimate garage door repair or replacing companies like AAA Action Doors with spot on websites. Just make sure you do your home work before you commit.
2. Garage Door Repair Service Call Cost. Be wary if the service charges seem to be too good to be true. It is very common for garage door repair shops to charge a service fee to come in and assess problems, and of course a bit more in an emergency call. However, many scams are including a mere $25 service fee, taking your credit card info over the phone and sending out a generic handyman who then tries to pedal push you into additional service charges along with other fees. The red flag is requiring the service fee before a technician even comes to your home.
3. Garage Door Repair Cost Estimates. It’s becoming more popular among the unscrupulous that the “repair technician” will give you a rough estimate, and then upon completion hand a bill up to 3 times the estimated price. It’s a good idea to always ask the technician for the firm price to be written up front before any work begins. If this too difficult for them to do, ask them specifically why that is, and if they don’t have a legitimate reason, perhaps look into another repair professional.
4. Supposed Lifetime Guarantee on Garage Door Parts. A popular scam is to offer extremely high pried warranties on parts such as springs which are never designed to last a lifetime. These companies will welch on these lifetime warranty packages when you try to cash in or they may not in business anymore. Be wary of such of outlandish promises.
5. Unmarked Garage Door Repair Service Vehicles. If a technician shows up in an unmarked vehicle with no company logo or identifying information, be cautious and ask for credentials.
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AAA Action Doors is licensed and insured. We’ve been in business since 1998 – that’s over 17 years; and we plan on being around for a lot longer! We have superior professionals with the proper training and expertise to offer service for all of your garage door needs. Whether you need garage door installation, upgrades, replacement, repairs or maintenance services; Call us today!
Your garage is a great place to store some items that are useful during specific times of the year. You probably just finished rearranging a few boxes after taking out the holiday decorations and lights. Camping gear, bicycles, tools and other items are sure to be found on garage shelves throughout every neighborhood. Your garage is also a great place to park the car, especially when temperatures drop below freezing and these temperatures may prevent your car from starting up as quickly as it might during warmer times of the year. Your garage is a great shield against Mother Nature’s unfriendly freezing temperatures and blustering winds.
Garage Door Not Opening or Closing Smoothly
Home owners will often time experience difficulties with their garage door when temperatures drop. When temperatures fall down to close to freezing, typically somewhere around 35 degrees, the oil that lubricates the motor and allows your garage door to travel smoothly along the track will begin to thicken. When this happens, your garage door may not open or close properly or at all for that matter. Cold temperatures can put a damper on the functionality of your garage door and leave you feeling frustrated as you are trying to leave for work in the morning and the garage door will not open.
Troubleshooting; Opening Garage Door Manually & Broken Garage Door Spring Repair
If the temperatures outside are colder than usual and your garage door is failing to open or close properly, you can take a few steps to inspect and find out what the problem may be. One of the first steps to take is to place your garage door in manual mode and pull down on the red cord to test that the door functions smoothly and you can open and close it manually without any problems. If the door feels heavy to lift on your own, you may be dealing with a broken garage door spring. Replacing and repairing garage door springs should only be done by a professional because it can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have no idea or experience.
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Other than cold temperatures, there are many other issues that could be causing your garage door to malfunction. One easy fix is replacing the batteries in your remote control. Often times this is the reason why you cannot get your garage door to open. Purchasing a pack of batteries is probably the least expensive “repair” you will ever have to deal with when it comes to your garage door. In any instance, make sure you contact a professional to make sure that your garage door is safe to use. If you are experiencing issues with your garage door during these cold temperatures (or any time), contact AAA Action Garage Doors today.
You may or may not live in an area that has a lot of wind, but there are always storms no matter where you live that will bring on some serious wind. Your home is built to withstand all sorts of elements including rain, snow and wind. One area that you need to look at is the garage door wind resistance rating. If it is not rated higher enough, The garage door if it is not rated correctly actually cause a serious amount of damage to the house that will end up costing you a lot of money.
AAA Action Doors has all you need to know about wind and load resistance when it comes to your garage door.
Garage Door Wind Load – According to a study that looked at the effect that a hurricane or other serious wind had on home damages it found that if the garage door failed it meant that the roof would also fail and cause more severe damage to the home itself. You want to be sure that you have a garage door that can handle the load of wind that comes. You also need to be sure that the structure that the garage door is attached to is strong enough to install the garage to.
Impact Rated Garage Doors – You can have a garage door that is impact resistant or hurricane proof. If you live in an area that only has occasional heavy wind or storms you could get away with a garage door that is impact resistant. If you live in a place that has more extreme weather such as a hurricane or a blizzard then you may need to think about upgrading the garage door to a hurricane proof option. This will be a better barrier to not only stop the wind from damaging the garage door and the rest of the home but can also be what helps keep the rain and water out of the garage and the house as well. The garage door is a great barrier to keep the elements out if it is installed correctly and you have the right door for your area.
Garage Door Inspection – If you have a garage door already and want to check what kind of resistance you have you can try and look at the door itself for some documentation. If you are unable to locate it you can call out a garage door repair company that can come out and do a full inspection and let you know what you have. If you have a door that is less than what you want they can suggest a better door and do the new installation for you.
If you are interested in getting an upgraded garage door you can call AAA Action Doors today to make an appointment with one of our expert technicians in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
Out of all the moving parts that are working to keep your home safe, comfortable and productive, your garage door probably does the most moving throughout the day. Think about how many times you pull in and out of the garage to take the kids to school, pick them up, run to the store, pull the garbage bins down to the street, get bikes and other recreational toys out for the kids, your garage door is opening and closing a lot more than you realize. Because it is one of the more important parts of your home, it is essential to take good care of it so it is always working properly and can be depended on.
Garage Door Weight
One aspect of your garage door to consider is its weight. A garage door can weigh anywhere from 250 to 350 pounds, depending on what type of material it is made from and what size garage it covers. The weight of your garage door is an important fact to be aware of, considering that your kids may roll in and out of the garage all afternoon while playing, and if something were to go wrong with the mechanics of the door, that is a great deal of weight to be falling down near or on a child.
Garage Door Torsion & Extension Springs
One of the most common problems or breaks that occur on a garage door are its springs. The weight of the garage door is put directly on the garage door springs, and the weight is shifting open to close every day, day after day, putting a great deal of stress on those springs. Making sure your garage door springs are working properly and are not outdated is essential to keeping your garage door working properly and keeping you and your family safe as well. Often times, when a garage door spring breaks, the garage door will fall to the ground and anyone in its way will potentially be injured.
Professional Garage Door Installation, Upgrades, Replacement, Emergency Repair & Preventive Maintenance in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
The best way to keep your garage in good working order and safe for you and your family is to hire a professional to inspect the safety of your garage door. AAA Action Garage Doors is skilled and experienced in fixing any issue you may be experiencing with your garage door, including broken or worn out springs. Most springs have a life span of about 6-8 years. If your garage springs have not been swapped out within 6-8 years, it is time to call AAA Action Garage Doors to get new springs put on your garage door and make it much safer for you and your family.