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Why Roll Up Garage Doors are Great for Residential Installations

in Garage Door Installation by elkgrovegaragedoorco

If you are considering installing a new garage door, it can be difficult to narrow down all the choices. One option that’s worth considering is the roll up garage door — a highly durable door that’s main advantage is reliability. These doors require extension garage door springs, which work to counterweight the door and give it proper balance. This helps the garage door feel weightless so opening is an absolute breeze.

A Highly Functional & Beautiful Garage Door

A roll up garage door is highly functional and aesthetically beautiful.These doors are made by joining metal slats, which makes it look like one piece. These doors can be operated and manually or with an automatic opener. Roll up doors are more commonly used as overhead commercial garage doors, but they can be installed in residential garages as well.

With a push of the button, the door automatically wraps up. The beauty of roll up openers is they close into confined spaces, leaving you more overhead room for storage. When closed, it’s almost as if the door isn’t even there. This is a new and appealing trend in garage door installation that’s worth considering.

Garage Door Repair 101: How to Fix a Garage Door Off Track

If your garage door has come off its tracks, you might be able to repair it yourself if not too much damage has been done to the tracks or the garage door itself. Start by detaching the automatic garage door opener. Open the door partially until you get to the point the door came off track. Secure the door in place using vice grips. Using pliers, pry open one side of the track along the point the roller came off. Slide the roller back in place. Repeat this process for every roller that came off track. Once all rollers are safely back inside the track, you’ll need to gently bend the track back into place using a soft rubber mallet so you don’t dent the track. Open and close the door manually to check if the door is back and running smoothly again.