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Is there something that stands out above other things in the garage door system as a truly magnificent piece of modern engineering that is the single most important part of garage door security?  That was a mouthful, and you likely won’t be able to answer that because you’re not an expert in garage doors, but we can answer it for you:  Yes.  Yes there is.  And that thing is rolling code technology, which is an important part of your garage door remote / opener system.

Your garage door opener and remote work in tandem to operate your garage door, and a simple code system is utilized to make it so that only your remote operates your garage door opener.  However, if someone hacks the system and gets that code, now they’ve gained access to your garage door opener, and transitively, to your home.

Of course, if you were a savvy garage door owner, you would have rolling code installed in your opener / remote system, which would mean that that code changes every time it’s used.  This means that a hacker could get your code, but when they try and use it, there’s a different code already.

(There’s a scene from the new Gone in 60 Seconds in which a garage door without rolling code is taken advantage of so they can steal a car.)

Now rolling code is a big thing on newer garage door openers, but if you’re living in the past a bit with an older opener, it might be time for you to call out a pro to tell you whether or not you have it; and / or to upgrade to a newer style of garage door opener that would be more secure.

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It’s that special, spooky time of year again, and some people’s garage doors are joining in the fun and offering up strange noises to scare their owners.

It has a mind of it’s own!

Is your garage door one of these?  What should you do when you hear some of these spooky noises?  What is a spooky noise?

Well, it’s not what you think.  Your garage door won’t make those stereotypical ghost noises that children make–  Instead, it will be something as simple as a noise that you’ve never heard before.  It could be an extra screech, groan, or roar; either way, it marks the sign of the dreaded. . .

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HAUNTED GARAGE DOOR!

No, we kid.  It just means that something is amiss and can be fixed for relatively cheap and relatively quickly before evolving into a larger problem.  Moral of the story?  Call a garage door exorcist–  I mean, specialist, when your garage door starts making spooky noises.

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Garage Door opener during power

Every community at some point during the year will lose power.  Most home garage door openers are electric so here are some tips on how to open your garage door manually safely:1. Pull the red emergency cord to disconnect the garage door from the garage door opener. The emergency cord will usually has a red handle and will hang down from the center rail of the garage door mechanism.  Remember to only disconnect the garage door opener when the garage door is in the closed position, not when it’s open.2. Carefully lift the garage door straight up until the door is fully open. Ensure the garage door will safely remain fully open before leaving it unattended.3. If the springs are properly balanced, maintained, and in good working order, the door will open easily and remain open. If your garage door is heavy, hard to open or will not safely remain open, call Portland Garage Doors to check the door as soon as possible to avoid further damage or safety risks.4. When closing your garage door, always remember to lock the garage door as well. When the automatic opener is disconnected, the door is not securely lock unless you manually slide the lock bar into position.5. When the power comes back on, reconnect your garage door opener to your garage door, making sure the garage door is unlocked by unlocking the manual lock bar (in tip #4) when the opener is reconnected. Attempting to electrically open your garage door with the lock bar in place may cause major damage.One way to avoid the inconvenience of manually operating your garage door in the event of a power outage is to invest in an automatic garage door opener that includes a battery backup feature. With a garage door opener with batter backup, your garage door will function normally with our without power to your home.

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Staten Island Garage Door

Are you convinced that there are ghosts that just mess with your garage door? Do you randomly hear noises and sometimes the door just doesn’t seem to work right? Maybe you notice that sometimes one side pulls up faster than the other side. If you are noticing these things we are here to tell you that luckily you are not dealing with a possessed garage door!

So many people don’t know how many parts are actually part of the functioning of the garage door, so they can’t figure out what could possibly wrong with the door when something strange starts to happen. That is where a professional garage door company like Staten Island Garage Doors comes in to play.

Our technicians are highly trained and experienced, therefore it is very fast and easy for them to diagnose any issue with a garage and know exactly how to fix it and make sure you don’t suffer from the garage ghosts! If you notice something off it is really worth calling someone out to take a look, it is never silly be safe especially when you are talking about a really heavy door operated with springs holding a lot of tension!

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Garage Door Openers In Staten Island

Are you looking to install a new garage door opener on your home or business? This is not something you should attempt to do yourself, we just want to start by saying that to keep all of our readers safe. A garage door is very heavy and must be installed exactly right in order to function correctly. That is why you should always hire a professional garage door technician to install the opener and door for you.

If you are needing a new garage door opener though you might be wondering which one you should get. You can go here for more specific information on openers but we’ll give you a quick description here.

Jack shaft: this is only used rarely and will most likely not be the one for you unless you have a very short garage

Belt Drive: this is typically best for residential homes because it is by far the opener that creates the least amount of noise

Chain Drive: this opener operates in the same way as the belt drive but makes more noise, it is usually a bit less expensive as well

We think it is always best to have a professional come out and go over all the different options with you to make sure you install the perfect opener for your specific situation. If you need a new garage door opener please give us a call today!

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Garage Door Screw Drive

We’ve had people ask us some strange questions over the years.  One of them, recently, was whether a screw drive garage door opener was right for them.

Is it “right” for you?  I don’t know–  Are you a screw drive kind of person?

I digress.  I would argue, though, that a screw drive opener is right for anyone.  First off, they’re not reserved for any type of application or person–  Anyone can use them!  Also, they’re relatively quiet when compared with alternative styles of garage door openers, and on top of that, they’re ultra durable, leading to lower repair costs for your opener.

So the question isn’t whether a screw drive opener is right for you–  It’s a question of whether or not you’re ready to accept the screw drive opener into your life.

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garage door insulation

Garages are designed to shelter cars, appliances, or whatever other items we choose to store in them.  They lack the insulation that houses have between their walls; therefore, they can be affected greatly by outdoor temperatures.  Snowy conditions will cause the garage to serve as a refrigerator, while summer temperatures will likely make the garage warm and stuffy.  The only solution to this sticky problem is to insulate your garage!

Garage door insulation can be extremely helpful in making your garage inhabitable.  Garages are like blank canvasses —you can transform them into whatever kind of room or workshop your heart desires.  Many people like to use garages as a general storage space, and/or to house their vehicles, but the potential doesn’t stop there.  Garages are great spaces in which to create your latest masterpiece.  Whether you’re into whittling, pottery, painting, or sculpting, your garage can serve you as an awesome studio.  For those of you who are writers, or just like to work in an isolated setting, garage-to-office is a great conversion.  Whenever you decide that you want to transform your garage into something better—toy room, man cave, mini-casino, etc.—call your local repairman or insulator to make the alteration comfortable and thorough.

Insulating a garage is one of the best decisions you can make as a homeowner.  If you decide to stay in your home for good, by insulating, you have essentially added an additional room to your house.  Even when hobbies and interests change (as they so often do), the garage will remain a temperature controlled atmosphere to best suit your needs at any given time.  With insulation and a heating/air conditioning unit, a garage has the potential to serve whatever purpose you envision.  If you do decide to sell later on down the line, any potential buyer will recognize what a great addition an insulated garage is, which means higher, more frequent offers.

In short, garage insulation is a universally appreciated alteration, which benefits any and every household.  It is more affordable than you may think, and will serve you for years, if not decades, from now.  Venture into uncharted territory and consider the possibility of an additional room to your house today.

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Staten Island Garage Doors Service 24 hrs

With Valentine’s Day being on a Saturday this year you really have no excuse to ignore your garage door. Doing some basic maintenance checks will literally take you 10-15 mins but can save you tons of time and money in the long run. In a lot of cases you can lubricate the hinges and springs on your garage door and it will work like a champ all year long.

But if you don’t take the time to do these basic checks and services on the door it can wear down much more quickly and cost you a decent amount of money in repairs. That is why you should not neglect the garage door just because you don’t notice anything wrong with it. When you notice something wrong it is usually too late for an easy fix. So save yourself the hassle of timely and costly repairs and check that door out frequently!

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Staten Island Important procedure

Part of what we do with each garage door service we perform is something that is of the utmost important for any homeowner–  While we’re at it, we always take a moment to inspect your garage door, opener, and all of the components to ensure that they’re not only operating properly, but that they’re also not on the verge of needing repair.

An example of this is your cables–  We often take a chance to inspect these any time we’re out to make sure that they aren’t frayed, worn, and on the verge of destruction; otherwise, some danger could be lurking that you don’t even know about.  Of course, we don’t just fix it when this happens–  Instead, we take a moment to tell you about it so that you can determine what course of action you would like to take.

That’s not all that’s included for free with all services, but it’s just another way that we go above and beyond for you.

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Garage door repair to the pros

There has been a recent trend in homeowners engaging in DIY projects. Most of the time a home DIY repair can save you time and money. However, there are some repairs that you should leave up to the professionals. A garage door repair project is definitely one of them!

A garage door is one of the heaviest moving objects in your home. It has several complex and moving parts that, if not handled by a seasoned professional, could be very dangerous and even life threatening.

Only skilled professionals know how to handle the repairs or replacement of a garage door. It is very important that every component is correctly installed. If not, one small mistake with any of the pieces could cause the door to fall off track – and onto the family car.

If you attempt a DIY repair you may buy the wrong parts and spend more time trying to figure out how to install them than if you had called a professional to handle it.

When trying to tackle a DIY job like this, you’re risking injury to yourself and possibly even death. Every year people are hurt from garage door accidents, either by being struck by a falling door or by being trapped underneath one.

Don’t get trapped underneath your garage door!

Hire a professional and get it done right the first time! Save time and money with a trusted garage door repair company.

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