Monthly Archives: November 2018

How Effective is Insulation & Are Insulated Garage Doors Worth the Cost in Rhodes Ranch, NV?

As the seasons change from summer to winter homeowners frequently take some time to think about how to keep their home nice and comfortable during the changing temperatures. Many people begin to think about whether their home is truly as energy efficient as they think that it is. This can lead to questions about whether having an insulated garage door or adding insulation to your current garage door is worth the money. There are many benefits to having an insulated garage door.

Insulated Garage Doors Save on Heating & Cooling Costs

Insulated garage doors can indeed help you save energy. Every time the garage door opens the cold or warm air that is outside enters your garage. Then that same air can find its way into your home. This air can force your air conditioner or heater to work harder to maintain the temperature in your home. Even if the door that goes from the garage to your home is insulated and has weather-stripping on it cannot prevent the air from outside coming inside your home.

Garage Door Insulation Helps Preserve Tools

Your garage is an awesome place to store your tools. Storing saws, power washers, gas cans, hammers, screwdrivers, and more in your garage keeps your tools out of the elements of nature. If your garage gets too hot or too cold there are some concerns. The water in your power washer can actually freeze in the cold and crack your washer. Any gas in your gas cans can get ruined in extreme hot or extreme cold. Insulating your garage door or purchasing one that is already insulated can help your tools from getting ruined.

Insulating Garage Door Helps Extend Car Battery Life

In addition to any tools that might be stored in your garage benefiting from an insulated garage your car will benefit as well. Your car battery will work last longer if it is stored somewhere where the temperature is between 30 and 90 degrees. Here in Las Vegas the temperature in your garage can easily reach over 90 degrees. An insulated garage can help your extend the life of your car battery.

Other Pros of Insulated Garage Doors

Many people store seasonal decorations or other decor in their garage. If the temperature in your garage is too hot or too cold your treasured items can be ruined. We would hate to see your beloved items ruined! Insulated garage doors are constructed to increase the thermal efficiency. The benefit of the excellent construction of the door is outstanding insulation rating. Another benefit is that the insulation in the door also dampens the noise that can enter your home through the garage door. Some homeowners choose to keep their washer and dryers in their garage. If you have your appliances in the garage you will have some plumbing out there as well. If your garage reaches freezing temperatures your pipes can freeze. Frozen pipes cause all sorts of problems! Having an insulated garage door could prevent this.

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Repair VS Replacement; How Often Should You Replace a Garage Door in Providence, NV?

The garage door is something you depend on to work when you need to get in and out of the garage. The door is only part of the unit. It also has a motor and remote that when activated will cause the door to roll up or roll down. As you pulling up to your house you hit a button and just like that you are in. This makes getting out of the elements easier as well as safety for you and your vehicle. When you start to have trouble with the garage door it can cause a hiccup in your daily schedule. It is important to know what you need to do when trouble arises. There are some things that can be replaced while other damage would require you to replace the door all together. Knowing what to do can save you time and money and help you know who to call.

AAA Action Garage Door Repair Outlines When to Repair or Replace Your Garage Door

Damaged Garage Door Panel: If you come home to find out that one of your garage door panels has been damaged no need to worry. The panels that make up your garage door are usually independent and that means that if one has some type of damage it can be replaced. The panels are held together with hinges and you can take out one of them and put in a new one. Some of the problem you may come across are when you try and match the exact panel. Many manufactures make a certain style and just like anything else they change over the years. If you have an old door you may not be able to match it up exactly. In that case it may be better to replace all the panels for a uniform look.
Broken Garage Door Springs: If you come home to find out that your door will not open there are several reasons. One of the top reasons is actually due to damage to the springs. Most doors have a set of springs that are needed to pull the door up and down. When the springs are stretched out or broken the door will not work. You have to have the springs replaced to get your door back on track.
Outdated Garage Door Motor: Most people don’t want to upgrade something that is still working. Especially if that something is not really part of the décor of your house. The motor that is working to open and close the garage door can get worn out. There are only some parts that you can replace before the cost is not worth it. It is often times better to replace the motor if it has worn out and it has reached the recommended life span set by the manufacturer. You want to talk to your garage door repairman about what the best motor is to replace your outdated one.

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How to Choose the Best Type of Garage Door Extension or Torsion Springs in Peccole Ranch, NV

The springs on your garage door are the most important part of the garage door and garage door opener. They’re what make the door open and close so easily. It’s important to understand their function. This will allow you to see how important regular maintenance is and the sign that you need repairs. Garage door springs work to offset the weight of the door. If a garage door weighs 200 pounds, for example, it will need a spring force of 200 pounds. The door remains balanced with springs that either stretch or torque. There are different types of garage door springs that are put into two categories, either extension springs or torsion springs.

Garage Door Extension Springs

These springs store energy by extending and stretching. More weight comes off the horizontal track when the door is closed. Each door usually has two extension springs that are on either side of the door and run parallel to the horizontal track. Each spring works on its own, on either side of the door. The door can become unbalanced when there is an uneven distribution of force. You will notice the door lagging behind the other as it opens or closes. The springs can be adjusted to correct this problem. There are different types of extension springs:
Open ended garage door extension springs. Open ended extension springs are the easiest to change because you don’t need to take the pulley apart or open the eyebolt.
Double looped garage door extension springs. Double looped springs are more durable than open ended springs. There are two coils at the end of the springs that are attached to the pulley and the eyebolt. These springs are more difficult to replace.
Clipped ends garage door extension springs. Springs that have clipped ends are the strongest of all the extension springs. Because the clips put less stress on the spring, they last the longest. Garage doors that weigh more than 200 pounds usually have clip ends. They are also the hardest to replace.

Garage Door Torsion Springs

Garage doors will have between one and four torsion springs. The weight, size and strength of the door will determine the number of torsion springs. These springs are installed above the door opening, on the metal shaft. Aluminum drums will be place on both sides of the metal shaft after the springs have been installed. They are called torsion springs because the springs are wound or tension-ed after the cable length and the drum are set. The force produced by every torsion spring is evenly distributed along the shaft, before it’s transferred to both drums.
Standard garage door torsion spring. These are mounted above the opening of the door and are typically installed on residential garage doors. Lighter garage doors will use one torsion spring, heavier ones will use two.
Early set garage door torsion spring. These are similar to the standard type, but are mounted on the middle of the torsion shaft.
Steel garage door rolling door torsion spring. These are used in commercial buildings and are installed inside the torsion barrel.
Torque master garage door torsion spring. These are the safest torsion springs and are inside the torsion shaft. They are held there by a winding cone at each side of the torsion rod. They need to be wound up using a power drill.

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Troubleshooting Garage Door Opener in Mountain’s Edge, NV; Wall Switch & Remote Won’t Work & More

The garage door opener is what powers the electric garage door. Most don’t think about the mechanics involved. Switching the button on the remote or the wall summons the garage door to open close. When the garage door does not open or close efficiently, it is then that we notice the garage door opener. Today, we at AAA Action Doors of Las Vegas, NV would like to share some troubleshooting tips regarding your garage door opener.

Garage Door Remote & Wall Switch Won’t Work

When the garage door will not open through either switch, it is most likely the power source. Like most situations, it is often the simplest solutions, the motor unit commonly comes unplugged or loses the connection just enough to prevent power. With the use of a steady ladder, ensure the plug is tightly plugged into the outlet. Additionally, the circuit breaker, fuse, or GFCI could also have tripped or burned out. You will need to reset the breaker or GFCI, or replace the burned-out fuse should you find that other lights or electrical circuits in the garage aren’t operating as well. A sign that there is a short circuit somewhere in the system is if the circuit breaker or GFCI is tripping repeatedly. Lastly, the garage door motor could have burned out, resulting in needing a replacement.

Garage Door Opener Will Not Operate with Keypad or Control

Opener: First try moving closer; the antennae may be out of range or ensure the antennae on the motor unit is projected downward and is not at all damaged. If the wall switch is working but the opener control is not, it likely needs a battery change.
Keypad: Sensitive electronics can occasionally lose their programming, resetting it is often all it needs.

Garage Door Not Closing All the Way

Close-limit switch may need adjusting. The garage door instructs the motor when to stop running with the limit-switch. The door may not close all the way of the limit-switch is set incorrectly. As it is safety measure to prevent injury or damage, the limit-switch is designed to control the garage door. Depending on the garage door opener, dictates how adjusting it is done; consult your manual or contact a professional.
Safety sensors needs a realignment. On both sides at the bottom of the door track are electronic eye sensors that need to be in alignment for efficient opening and closing. They are another safety aspect that will cause the garage door to stop closing and usually reopen if anything passes across the sensor. If they get knocked out of alignment they will not function properly. Check the manual to realign the sensors.
Not as common as the above, but the rollers can be rusted or damaged, preventing the garage door from closing. Lubricant keeps it running smooth and if the roller is damaged, they will need to be replaced.

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If the garage door opener to your Greater Las Vegas, NV home is not operating correctly, call in the expert professionals of AAA Action Doors and let our certified and trained technicians troubleshoot and solve all your garage door problems.