Monthly Archives: December 2018

Maintenance of Single Panel Swing Up & Sectional Roll Up Garage Doors in The Lakes, NV

What happened to the old-style swinging or sliding barn style door? Well they just are not practical in our urban environment. Swinging doors, operating like a pair of large double French doors, need room to swing. Most modern driveways are very short in the typical urban setting. If you pull into the driveway you would block the doors from swinging open. A fact of modern urban living is that few of us actually use a garage for storing our vehicles. Typically they are used as workshops or storage. In most of our current recently built urban developments, a swinging garage door is not viable. On to sliders, most of which utilize a overhead track. The tracks by necessity extend at least half the distance of the opening in a two door system. Quite frankly given the diminutive areas to either side of typical garage door, these tracks would have to extend beyond the garage wall. Not practical or aesthetically pleasing in the least.

Swing Up or Roll Up Sectional Garage Door

So we have two options, swing up and rollup garage doors. With remote garage door openers these can be opened without interference with the car just short of touching, for those who use the garage for its intended purpose; vehicle storage. Those hobbyists that use their garages as shops can utilize the full area with no vehicular interference. The only downside to rollup and swing-up doors is that when opened they cover the ceiling denying light fixture installation in the center and most desirable area of the garage. Roller and wing doors also restrict ceiling storage to the peripheral areas.

Garage Lighting & Storage Problems with Swing Up or Roll Up Doors

With remote control these overhead type doors represent an operational, if not ideal solution to securing the garage opening to the outside. However there exist some work-around solutions to alleviate the problems. Mounting ceiling flush light fixtures will provide needed illumination when the door is closed. In turn you can mount lighting to the back of the door to provide light when the door is open. As far as storage, this is best regulated to the sides and back, away from the door. It is not advisable to “hang” stuff from the door itself.
Swing open doors that utilize springs and levers to compensate for their weight are still encountered in older home construction, but have fallen into disfavor with home builders.

Garage Door Maintenance & Repair

All rollup and swing up doors require lubrication and inspection for wear and tear. Excessive wear can be dangerous leading to door failure. Some of the older swing up doors have failed to point of falling, creating a dangerous situation for the elderly and children. Most of the modern doors are covered with thin gauge metal sheeting. This thin metal is vulnerable to denting and distortions affecting their appearance. Garage doors are usually in front of the house facing the street, any blemish or damage is readily visible and affects the curb appeal of the home.

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How to Fix Garage Door Openers in Silverado Ranch, NV; Troubleshooting, Repairs & More

The electric garage door is powered by a garage door opener system. There are mechanics involved that most don’t think about. By a touch of a button, the garage door opens and closes for you. When the garage door does not open or close accordingly, the likely culprit is the garage door opener. When your Las Vegas, NV Valley garage door opener is not working efficiently, we at AAA Action Doors have prepared a few tips and suggestions to remedy the problem.

Remote or Wall Switch Won’t Open Garage Door

The power source on the garage door opener is likely defective if the garage door will not open through either switch or remote. The simplest solution is likely the cause, simply plug the motor back into the wall as it probably has come loose. Be sure to follow safety precautions and use a steady ladder; unplug the garage opener fully and then re-plug it in, making sure it is tightly secure. If the problem persists, the circuit breaker, fuse, or GFCI may have burned out or tripped. Replace the burned-out fuse or rest the reset the breaker or GFCI, especially if the rest of the electrical circuits in the garage have gone out. If the circuit breaker or GFCI is tripping repeatedly, it generally points to short circuit somewhere in the system a professional can diagnose and repair. Another less common reason, is the garage opener’s motor burned out and the system will need to be replaced.

Garage Door Keypad or Remote Control Not Working

Opener: The antennae may be out of range or first ensure the antennae on the motor unit is projected downward and is not at all damaged. If the opener control is not working, but the wall switch is, the remote likely needs a battery change.
Keypad: On occasion, sensitive electronics can lose their programming, resetting it is often that is required.

Garage Door Stuck Open

Adjust the close-limit switch. The limit-switch is what instructs the motor when to stop running. In the event the limit-switch is set incorrectly, the door may not close all the way. By design, the limit-switch controls the garage door as a safety measure to prevent injury or damage. The different garage doors have different methods on how the adjustment is done, be sure to consult your manual to correctly adjust the limit-switch.
Safety sensors needs a realignment. For efficient opening and closing there are electronic eye sensors on both sides at the bottom of the door track. These electronic eyes are another safety mechanism as if an object passes through the beam during closing, the garage door will stop and return to the open position. If they are accidently bumped and knocked out of alignment, the garage door will not operate correctly. Check you manual to learn how to realign the sensors.

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Rollers can be rusted or damaged, preventing the garage door from closing, as there are other issues that might be hindering the garage door openers performance. Lube application or part replacement might also be necessary. If you are still experiencing problems with the opening and closing of your Vegas garage door, call AAA Action Doors today and our technicians diagnose and repair the problem.

Garage Door Parts & Problems in Seven Hills, NV; Door Won’t Open or Close & More

The garage door comprises of basic parts. As the largest moving element of your home, these parts often wear over time, can have faulty components, or even poor installation that expedite the wear. Over time, these parts can fail and with routine maintenance, you can catch it before the domino effect impacts more of the garage door’s parts. Today, we at AAA Action Doors would like to take an opportunity to elaborate on the basic primary components, and the issues they are most likely to have.

Garage Door Parts

1) Garage Door and Sections. This is the paneling that is the garage door. The sections of the door can become dented or damaged from kids playing sort games or rough housing too close, or inadvertently making contact with the car while it was closed.
2) Garage Door Hinges. Allowing the garage door to bend, the hinges connects the sectioned panels. The hinges can break or crack if they are not maintained and lubricated as needed.
3) Garage Door Sensors. On either side of the door near the floor, there are safety sensors. They will communicate with the opener and while one sensor sends the laser, the other receives it. The garage door will not go down in the event something blocks the line of the laser so that it can’t reach the receiving sensor. The US has required this safety precaution for any new garage door opener since 1992. The sensors may be misaligned or obstructed should your garage door only goes down a few inches before rising back up.
4) Garage Door Tracks. Serving as guide for your garage door, the tracks on either side of your door and leading up to the garage ceiling. If the garage door doesn’t open and close smoothly, the tracks need to be wiped down and lubed and free of debris.
5) Garage Door Springs. Supplying the power to lift your extremely heavy door the torsion spring above your door is under a considerable amount of tension. Do not attempt to fix or adjust the spring if the spring breaks or starts making noise. The garage door springs are a dangerous part and it needs to be left to the professional. Running along the horizontal track that should be fitted with safety cables on older garage doors may need to be configured as well.
6) Garage Door Opener. In the past several years alone garage doors have come a long way. Openers are equipped with more safety features and even Smart technology allowing access for use from a Smartphone or a computer.
7) Garage Door Bottom Seal. Serving as several purposes, the seal offers protection from weather, gives the door a more proper fit, gives the door a bumper as it closes. The bottom seal eventually becomes loose, brittle or cracked, allowing access to pests and weather. The rubber seal needs to be replaced.

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More often than not, the warranty of your garage door is only validated if you hire a professional for maintenance and repairs. The repairs are also more efficiently done and safely accomplished with the aid of professionals. So, when your garage door in the Las Vegas, NV Valley is in need of maintenance or repair, call AAA Action Doors and let our professionals do the rest.