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There are a lot of new cool technologies coming out every year–  Now we have smart everything: Smartwatches, smart appliances, smart phones, smart TVs, etc.

Maybe one day we’ll be smart, too.  I digress. . .  Now, on top of all of those, we have smart garage door openers.  These garage door openers, specifically those Chamberlain / Chamberlain Liftmaster openers with MyQ technology, are truly 21st century devices as they can be controlled using a smartphone app.  That should make you feel really cool, and negates the use of a garage door remote.

Now, however, you can take things with your smart garage door opener a step further.  Introducing the Pebble smartwatch, this little device is quickly taking over many simple tasks from you.  What’s nice, though, is that there are a myriad of apps available that can further augment the functionality of your watch.  There’s one in particular that we think is absolutely fantastic, and that’s called “HomeP.”  You can find it under the “Remote” section in the App library, and here’s what it can do for you:  HomeP makes it so that you not only don’t need a garage door remote to operate your smart garage door opener; now, you don’t even need a smartphone to do that.  Instead, like you’re James Bond just getting back from a trip to Q, you can point your watch at your garage door and operate it.  It’s a win – win; you get to seem awesome, you get convenience in the form of use of your smartwatch; and on top of all of that, you have another use for that smartwatch.

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Staten Island Garage Doors | Summer Repairs

Summer is definitely in full swing. The heat can take a toll on not only your energy level but also on the functionality of your garage. That is why it is incredibly important to keep up on your garage door maintenance checks. You keep your body hydrated during the heat, you make sure to do check ups on your car over time, and you should never put your garage on the list of things you don’t check. So often we get emergency calls because people haven’t checked up on their garage door in years, they ignored all of the warning signs it was giving, and then they call us in a panic because the door won’t work and they need to get it open.

There is no reason you should have to call us in a panic. If you check the systems regularly and keep all the hinges and springs properly lubricated you can keep up on issues at the root of the cause when it becomes a problem and then you don’t run into a door that has taken too much stress and stops working altogether. We recommend having the door checked out at least once every six months, this is a good amount of time to make sure we catch any potential issues!

What to do at the first sign of garage door trouble

Here’s a sort of pop quiz for you–  What do you consider to be the first sign of garage door trouble?

  • A:  A loud bang when you are operating your garage door.
  • B:  A weird squealing that is totally uncharacteristic of your garage door.
  • C:  A weird creaking noise whenever your garage door opens.
  • D:  All of the above.
  • E:  Your garage door signing you to sleep at night.

If you answered E, it might be time to lay off the LSD.  If you answered A – C, you’re not too familiar with garage door issues; and if you answered D, you’re right!  Any of those can be considered the first sign of garage door trouble, which is a very serious thing.

Why should I care about the first sign of garage door trouble?

The first sign of trouble could mean a couple of different things–  First, it could mean that something bigger is on the horizon in terms of garage door issues.  Example:  A loud bang when oeprating your garage door could mean that something is seriously wrong with your garage door opener, and issue that could easily lead to a very costly repair down the road.  Creaking noises when the garage door is opening could be indicative of an issue with your garage door springs.  Any number of things could be the cause.

So what should I do and why?

The key is, though, to take care of these issues as they come up.  A bang may mean something is out of place that could be easily fixed, but if it’s allowed to progress into something crazy, that means more money spent on repairs.  Calling us in when it’s just a bang could save you money.

Basically, the best thing to do as soon as something seems amiss is to call us so that we can take care of the issue right away.

IntelliG Pro Series 4024

If you are looking for a garage door opener that will be reliable then we certainly recommend the Genie IntelliG Pro Series  Model 4024. This opener is for residential garage doors and works for both chain and belt drives. Let’s talk some of its benefits now!

This is fantastic, this opener comes with a lifetime motor and gearbox warranty, that is not something you will find often. That is how reliable this opener is, the manufacturer is so secure in its ability to work for years that they offer that type of a warranty. This is a great sign! This opener has motion detection included and can open in 9 seconds…which is pretty darn fast if you ask us. It is also assembled in America, which is just an added bonus.

There are a lot of great openers on the market and a lot of different things to consider when purchasing one. But if you are looking for something you can have installed and then not have to worry about for years to come then this model is going to be a great contender. Staten Island Garage Doors carries a lot of different openers and this is one that we can certainly install for you if you think it is the one best suited. If you would like some help deciding which opener to get give us a call and we’ll go through the options with you!

How this garage door repair company stands out from the rest!

Garage door repair companies are a dime a dozen–  There are a ton out there for you to choose from, which can often leave you feeling overwhelmed with choice as you try and navigate through the tough decision of who to chose.  We’d like to make the case for ourselves, here, because we feel like we’re one of the strongest garage door repair companies around.  Here are just some of the ways that we set ourselves apart from our competition:

  1. We offer same day service.  This means that, when your garage door breaks, we can make it out the same day to fix the issue–  This shows how important your garage door is to us.
  2. We offer 24 / 7 emergency service.  Wouldn’t it be a travesty if you needed a garage door repair company in the middle of the night, and they didn’t pick up their phone.  That’s not something you’ll experience when you choose Staten Island Garage Doors!
  3. We offer super fast response times!  While other companies will get to you when they can, we offer lightning fast response times whenever possible, because we value and respect your time, and don’t want you to be too inconvenienced by needed garage door service.
  4. We offer a satisfaction guarantee.  Rather than come by, take care of the issue however we see fit, and then leave, you can rest assured knowing that we will ensure your satisfaction with our work–  We proudly stand behind each service.
  5. We specialize in garage door repair; while other companies may send out a handyman to do the work, we’ll send out a qualified garage door repair technician to take care of your issue.
  6. We train our techs in all of the latest trends and technologies to ensure that you’re getting the best advice, and best service every time.

Go check out our competition and see if they can match us!

Staten Island Garage Doors | Is it the springs?

If your door is opening unevenly then it is most likely that one of the springs is losing its tension. This puts you in a very precarious situation because if your spring snaps the door can fall without notice and it won’t care what or who is underneath it when it falls. So, if you start to notice your door moving a way that doesn’t seem normal it is your best option to call in a garage door professional to come take a look. This is something that can never be taken too seriously.

If your door is making odd sounds that you haven’t noticed before there is a possibility it could be the springs but it could also be a number of other issues which is why it is always best to contact a professional when something seems amiss with your door. The springs hold so much tension that if they snap it is scary business and so it is best to have us come out and take a look.

It is also best to have someone look at the door as soon as possible if you notice weird sounds or movements. This way we can catch the problem at the root and fix it before it causes even bigger problems with the door. Always best to be safe and proactive!

Staten Island Garage Doors| We do Gates Too!

Staten Island Garage Doors isn’t just a garage door company, we can also help with all of your residential or commercial gate needs as well. In fact, one of the biggest areas of business we have is roll up doors and gates for businesses. It is so vital to have a gate that securely closes and locks when you leave your shop so that you know everything will be safe. Having a gate or roll up door dramatically decreases the risk of your shop or store getting broken into.

If you need help with your garage door, gate, or roll up door please give us a call, we’d love to help!

Weatherproofing Advantages

Right now, the weather sucks.  I’m just stating a fact here when I say that this is horrible.  It could be worse, though. . .  Luckily for me (and all of the other techs here), we have properly winter proofed our garage doors so that we’re reaping the benefits that this offers.  Unfortunately, there are many homeowners who have not undergone such tasks, and they are suffering more than they need to.

What exactly does weather / winter proofing offer for you?  Well, the very obvious, which is that it keeps your garage door safe from extreme fluctuations in temperature.  Some may wonder why this matters, until you realize that this has a dramatic effect on the temperature of your home if you have an attached garage.  By controlling the temperature of your garage, it helps reduce heating / cooling costs overall for your home, and makes you much more comfortable!

Staten Island Garage Doors | We’re here even on the coldest day

As we all know Staten Island can get very very cold in the winter, and even on some of our most brutal days we are still here to help you with your garage door or gate. Some other companies will close down shop and go home when the weather is bad, but we completely understand that you still need our help even on these days. We are open literally 365 days a year come sun, rain, or snow. We are also available at any time of the day or night to get your door or gate back in great working order.

If your garage door or gate is in need of service please let us know, we promise to be there for you even when others aren’t.

Staten Island Garage Doors | Holiday Repairs

It is that time of year again, when you will be having people over to celebrate. So it is important to make sure your garage door is working right before all the kids are there. You want to make sure that the door won’t cause any problems if the kids decide to play around the door (which they never should).

If you happen to run into any issues with your garage door on Christmas please don’t hesitate to call us. We don’t charge any additional fee to come out on Holiday’s because we understand how imperative it is to have a properly working garage door at all times. So, we’ll get someone to you the very same day you call, even on Christmas or New Years Day!!

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