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Preventing Mold and Mildew in Your Garage

Garages could be the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. They often lack natural light and are poorly ventilated, and they can become damp as they’re more exposed to external weather than your home. We want to help you avoid mold problems in your garage, so we’ve got some tips to help you prevent mold from growing and get rid of it when it appears.

Avoiding a moldy garage

You should try to keep moisture out of your garage since mold thrives in damp conditions. Check that your weather-stripping and all other seals are in good condition to keep rain out of your garage. Having a regular garage door tune-up should ensure that there are no leaks. Make sure that you properly ventilate your garage. This can easily be forgotten if you don’t spend much time in the garage. If you still have problems with humidity, then a dehumidifier can help you remove moisture from the air.

Your garage door can also play a part in preventing mold and mildew. Installing windows in your garage door can help you ventilate your garage properly and also let in natural light. Since mold likes dark conditions, this can help you fight it. Properly insulate your garage door to make it more weatherproof, keeping moisture out effectively. And the material of your garage door makes a difference, too. Metal garage doors like steel and aluminum aren’t susceptible to mold like wood is.

If your garage door and walls are painted, then you should use water-resistant paint so that condensation does not build up on them, as this can greatly encourage mold growth. If water ever gets into your garage, after a heavy rainfall, for example, then you shouldn’t let it stand. Soak up or drain off the water to keep your garage dry.

Getting rid of mold in your garage

If you do find mold in your garage, you should clean it thoroughly to remove the mold and prevent it from spreading. Scrub the visible mold with warm water and then with a cleaner designed to eliminate mold. A stiff-bristled brush is the best tool for scrubbing the spores away. Then rinse the area with water again and dry the area properly so you don’t encourage further growth.

If you have mold and mildew problems in your garage, then taking these measures and upgrading your garage and garage door materials could help you fight it. Contact us if you’re in need of a new garage door or maintenance around Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, or High Point.

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Your Garage Door Opener May Be Overheating

Your Garage Door Opener May Be Overheating

We take efforts to stay cool during the summer heat, like drinking cold beverages and eating ice creams, staying in the shade, and taking a dip in the pool if you’re lucky. But it’s not just ourselves we should worry about. Did you know that your garage door opener is also at risk of overheating when the weather warms up? Especially with heavy use. Read on to find out more about this problem and how to prevent it from happening.

How can garage door openers overheat?

If you repeatedly open and close your garage door within a short period of time, the mechanisms inside the garage door opener can become overworked and start to heat up. This can happen at any time with excessive use or if there is a fault within the opener, but it is much more likely to happen when the weather is hot. The temperature and the usage combine to cause the opener to overheat more quickly.

What can happen when they overheat?

Most garage door openers now have an automatic thermal overload feature. This means that it will automatically shut off when it starts to get too hot, allow itself some time to cool down, and then reset itself, returning to its proper functionality. In this case, you should be able to continue using your garage door as normal, being careful not to overwork it.

If the problem is more serious, i.e. if the overheating is being caused by a fault within the opener, then you may start to see smoke coming from the garage door opener as a result of overheating. In this case, you should deactivate your garage door opener and call a professional technician to examine it. If you need to operate your garage door in the meantime, you should do so manually. It is a good idea to leave your garage door open in order to let the smoke pass.

How to prevent overheating

The best way to prevent your garage door opener from overheating during summer is to reduce usage during the hottest hours. If you’re working in the garage, then it will be better to keep the door closed if possible and have some method of cooling or ventilation within the garage. If you have to open and close the door repeatedly for maintenance or inspections, then it’s better to arrange this for early morning or later in the evening when it is cooler.

Regularly maintaining your garage door and its opener can also help to prevent overheating and other faults than could lead to this. You should schedule a regular garage door tune up to make sure everything is in good shape. Contact us at Carolina Garage Door if you’re in need of a tune up in the Piedmont Triad area, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Garage Door Myths

5 Garage Door Myths

Garage doors are an important part of your home, but they can also be greatly misunderstood. So, we’re going to debunk some of the most common myths we hear about garage doors.

Garage doors last forever

Garage doors are often seen as one of those investments that you can just forget about. If you move into a new house, checking whether the garage door needs replacing is generally not one of the things at the top of the to do list. While garage doors do have a fairly long shelf life, anywhere between 10 – 30 years depending on how much you use it and how well it is maintained, they unfortunately won’t last forever.

They don’t need maintenance

Continuing the theme of simply forgetting about your garage do10-30 yearsor and assuming that it’s fine, people often forget that their garage door needs maintaining like anything else in their house. The components of the garage door and its opener will experience wear and tear every time you open and close the door, so periodical maintenance is recommended. You should have a garage door check-up once a year.

They’re all noisy

Many people assume that garage doors are noisy and there’s nothing you can do about it. While they will make some noise, excessive noise can often be sign of something wrong with the mechanism or other components. Don’t just shrug noise off as normal for a garage door; get it checked out!

You don’t need a professional to fix a garage door

When something does go wrong with a garage door, many homeowners succumb to the temptation of trying to fix it themselves in order to save money. However, garage door repair and maintenance can be dangerous when it’s done by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. This can lead to potential hazards and even more money spent down the line if further problems arise. Read more about the dangers of DIY garage door projects.

Garage doors are all the same

You might be drawn to the cheapest garage door available because you think they’re all the same, but you actually have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a garage door. Different colors, styles, materials, and a variety of extras to make your garage door more efficient, functional, and secure than your standard garage door.

If you need help choosing a garage door or are in need of garage door maintenance, then contact us at Carolina Garage Door for services in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville and surrounding areas.

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Choosing Commercial Garage Doors

Choosing Commercial Garage Doors

Many businesses have the need for garage doors, whether that’s for a large garage that’s storing a fleet of work vehicles or an area that’s used for storage of inventory or equipment. If you’re in the market for one or more garage doors for your business, then here are a few top tips for choosing your commercial garage doors.

What will be using the garage door?

Think about what you will be using the garage door for? What will be coming in and out of it? If vehicles need access to the garage, then you need to make sure that the opening is large enough to accommodate them comfortably.

How much use will it get?

Will people and vehicles be in and out of the garage door all day? If so, it may be important for you to invest in a high-speed opening garage door or an automated one to save you time. If it will only be used occasionally, then this might not be a top priority for you.

Is it insulated?

A well-insulated garage door can help to keep the costs of your business down by keeping in heat while preventing cold air and rain from getting into the building. This also helps to protect your assets indoors from water damage.

Is it secure?

Your business and its assets are your livelihood, so you need to make sure that your commercial garage door is not susceptible to break ins. Modern garage doors have many security features to help prevent this, but if your business is particularly vulnerable, then certain security upgrades might be necessary.

How do you want it to look?

For businesses, the aesthetics of a garage door might not be as important as for residential properties, but if your business serves the public, then it may still be something to consider. Think about what kind of style you want from your garage door as well as the color and materials used and whether you want windows fitted.

To help you choose the right garage door for your commercial property, try our garage door visualization tool. We have garage doors in a wide variety of sizes and materials to meet your needs exactly.

With Carolina Garage Door, you don’t need to look for separate manufacturers, suppliers, and installers of your new garage door. We do it all! As well as supplying new garage doors for your home or business, we can install and repair them, offering a professional service and fast turnaround times.

If your garage door needs repairing or replacing, then get in touch with us today for installation and maintenance services in the Triad area. We proudly serve Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

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To Insulate or Not to Insulate

To Insulate or Not to Insulate

Winter is here…and that means you’ll be spending more money heating your house to keep you and your family comfortable during the cold spells. One way to reduce these costs is to make sure that your home is properly insulated, and that includes your garage. If this sounds like an unnecessary cost to you, then read on to find out why you might want to insulate your garage and garage door.

Why should you insulate your garage?

Insulation helps to keep the warmth in and the cold air out. This may not be much of a factor for detached garages, but if your garage is joined on to your house, it could be letting out a great deal of heat from your house if it is not properly insulated. This means it will take more energy from your heating system to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.

This could also be an issue if you have a heating system in your garage itself. Perhaps you spend a lot of time in your garage and want to keep it warm when you’re in there. This heat could be rapidly escaping from your garage if you don’t have an insulated garage door. There are different types of insulation available for your garage, so you can choose the type that suits your requirements and budget.

Other benefits of an insulated garage door

It’s not just warmth that escapes through your garage door, but also sound. Having your garage door insulated can help to reduce the level of noise that comes in from outside, or vice versa. So, if you’re trying to work in your garage and don’t want to be distracted by noisy neighbors or howling winds, insulation can help you out. Or, maybe your kids have band practice in your garage and you’re worried about the noise bothering the neighbors.

What else lets heat escape?

As well as uninsulated doors letting heat escape from your garage and home, broken garage doors, or ones with broken door openers, also increase the amount of heat that is let out. If your garage door is particularly old or is faulty, weak, or broken, then it will not insulate from the cold and the noise as well as a new garage door. You may require a tune up to improve this or might need to replace the garage door entirely.

If your garage door isn’t doing its job properly when it comes to the cold winter months, get in touch with Carolina Garage Door to find out how we can help keep your garage and home insulated. We serve a wide area in North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

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Should I Replace or Repair My Broken Garage Door?

Should I Replace or Repair My Broken Garage Door?

Your garage door is a vital component of the security, accessibility, and efficiency of your household. Therefore, it is worth looking after properly. If it becomes broken or damaged, then you’ll want to get it up and running again in the most efficient and cost-effective way. This will often involve the decision of whether to get your garage door repaired or to replace the whole garage door.

When to repair your garage door

Many issues that can affect your garage door are easily repairable at reasonable prices. A garage door repair man will be able to help with the following issues:

A damaged panel – If a panel on your garage door has been damaged, whether that’s by the weather or your kids kicking a ball around, the individual panel can be repaired or replaced at a reasonable price.

Improper alignment – If you notice that your garage door is sloping or unbalanced as you open it, this can lead to more serious damage in the long run. This issue can be easily fixed by replacing the door springs and rehanging the door.

Broken garage door spring – If the door suddenly becomes more difficult to open, or won’t open at all, then it could be an issue with the door springs. Calling someone to replace your garage door springs is an affordable and safe alternative to letting them wear down even more.

When to replace your garage door

Other times, garage door repair might not be feasible, or it might simply make more sense to replace the door. Here are a few cases where you should consider garage door replacement:

Severe damage – If damage to your garage door affects several of the door’s panels, then it is usually more cost-effective to replace the entire door rather than replacing each panel individually.

Old garage doors – If your garage door is very old, it might be difficult to source the parts required to repair the garage door, especially if that particular model is no longer in production. Newer garage doors also have the benefit of being more energy efficient and child friendly than older models.

After a break in – In the unlikely case that someone breaks into your home through the garage door, the best course of action is to have the door replaced so that it does not happen again. Newer garage doors have more advanced security features to help prevent break ins.

If you need a garage door tune-up or replacement, get in touch with Carolina Garage Door for our expert services. We serve cities across North Carolina, including Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

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How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

Can you imagine a time before electric garage doors? They save us so much time and energy, opening the garage door before us with just the click of a button. But, would you still know how to get into your garage in the case of a power outage or a fault with the door itself?

Don’t get locked out (or in!). Here’s how you can open your electric garage door manually if you ever need to.

When you’re locked in

If you can’t open your garage door electronically but still have access to the garage through the house, then there’s a fairly simple solution for opening up your garage door manually. The majority of garage door openers have a bypass switch, which allows you to override the electronics and open it manually. This can also be useful if you have lost your electronic remote.

In most cases, the garage door opener will have a red rope hanging down from it, perhaps with a handle on the end. All you need to do is pull on this rope away from the garage door to disengage the lever and disconnect the garage door from its power. You may require a ladder to safely reach this cord. Now, the door can be operated manually. The garage door should be easy to open just by lifting it with both hands.

To return the garage door opener back to its automatic mode once you’ve got power back again, pull on the rope again but towards the direction of the garage door to reengage the lever. You may also be able to reactivate it just by using your electronic remote.

When you’re locked out

If your electric garage door is the only way into the garage and it fails for whatever reason, then things are bit trickier and you’ll essentially have to break into your garage. To do this, you’ll need something to wedge into the top of the door and something to hook onto the lever inside, such as a coat hanger or bent wire.

Place the wedge under the weather proofing strip at the top of the door to form a gap, then maneuver your hooked wire through the gap, locate the emergency latch, and pull it towards yourself to disengage this. This is easier if you know where everything is located inside, so take some time to familiarize yourself with the garage door opener from inside your garage in case this situation ever arises. Once you’ve done this, you can simply lift the garage door open yourself. Watch this video for a quick demonstration.

If you’re worried about the security risk that this second option poses, then this article has some tips for securing your garage door. Of course, this will mean you can’t use this technique yourself if you’re ever locked out, but it’ll also mean others will find it more difficult to break in.

If the issues with your garage door are caused by faulty equipment, then contact Carolina Garage Door for all your garage door maintenance needs. We serve Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville. Also, make sure to perform regular check-ups on your garage door to help prevent getting locked out due to faults.

 

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How Often Should You Schedule a Garage Door Tune-Up?

How Often Should You Schedule a Garage Door Tune-Up?

Your garage door experiences a lot of wear and tear. It’s constantly under attack from the weather, which can be particularly trying when the seasons change. On top of this, regular use can gradually wear away at the components and impact its condition. It can be easy to forget about your garage door, but it is a vital part of your house that needs regular maintenance.

Most people will only have the garage door serviced when something goes wrong. This can end up being costly, and could be prevented with a regular service. How regular does garage door maintenance need to be?

Annual check-up

It’s important to get your garage door seen to by a professional at least once a year. A garage door technician will review the condition of the door and all of its components, ensuring that everything is in good working order. They can check the alignment of the door and the tension of the garage door opener. They will also lubricate the parts, such as the hinges and rollers. All of this makes sure that your garage door opens and closes smoothly.

Perform your own checks

There are things you can do throughout the year, without calling out a professional, to help maintain your garage door. Performing these regular checks yourself will help you to spot any potential problems and correct them before they become complicated and expensive.

Monthly visual inspection

At least once a month, you should give your garage door a quick look-over to check for any signs of damage. The best way to do this is to inspect the door from the inside of the garage with the door closed. Look closely at the individual components to check for any signs of wear and tear.

Signs such as frayed cables, loose parts, or rusted hinges should be seen to. Spotting these warning signs early can allow you or a professional technician to tune up your garage door before problems arise. It’s much easier to tighten a part or replace a hinge than to have to get a new garage door.

You should also listen to the garage door as you open and close it. If it suddenly starts making strange noises or gets louder, then it could indicate a problem.

Performing these quick checks and getting a professional technician to perform an annual garage door service can help to keep your garage door in top condition, avoiding costly replacements. If you need garage door maintenance in the Triad area, then we at Carolina Garage Door can help. We serve Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville. Get in touch today.

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How to Choose a Garage Door Installer

How to Choose a Garage Door Installer

So, it’s time to replace your garage door. Maybe you already know what you want and just need to find the right person or company to install it. Or, maybe you also need an installer that can advise you on selecting a garage door. Either way, the service you hire to install your garage door is very important.

Here is some of our best advice for choosing a garage door installer.

Cost

Have a rough budget in mind when looking for a garage door installer. This will help you to avoid anyone that is too expensive for what you’re looking for, and also any providers whose prices might seem too good to be true. Shop around installation companies in your area to try and find the best deal.

Experience

You want an installer that knows garage doors like the back of their hand. Check how long they have been working in the trade to get an idea of how much experience they have with garage door repairs and installations. It can also be useful to check how much experience they have working in the area you live in, as there will be certain factors that apply specifically to the area.

Reputation

Whenever you buy a product or service, it’s always a good idea to read reviews or testimonials beforehand. Check to see if they have any published on their website or if customers have left reviews on their Facebook page, for example. If you can’t find any, then ask them directly if they can provide you with any. If the answer is no, then they might not be the most reputable source. It is also worth asking around your friends, family, and neighbours to see if they have any recommendations.

Check their accreditations as well, whether that’s with a certain manufacturer or an official organization such as the International Door Association.

Products and services

First of all, the installer obviously needs to be able to provide the service you are looking for. Do they do repair and installation, or are they just working in garage door sales? Also, find out what garage doors they stock and whether they have what you are looking for. Retailers with a range of products will allow you more choice when selecting your garage door.

We offer top-quality garage door repair and installation in the North Carolina area, serving Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, and High Point. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Do you hear that?

Do you hear that?

Did you know your garage door is the largest moving object in your home? An object of this size and weight needs to be properly maintained or it can lead to serious problems. Even if you’re not experiencing performance issues, you may be at the mercy of a noisy garage door. There are many reasons your garage door may be producing a lot of noise, but luckily, we can fix them all!
A common source of garage door noise is worn out rollers. We can replace your old rollers with high-quality, nylon, 13-ball bearing rollers that come with a lifetime warranty. These will give your garage door a smooth lift and reduce noise.
A few other quick tricks for reducing noise include tightening all loose hardware, replacing old hinges, and lubricating all moving parts in your garage door. These small adjustments could mean big results for your noisy garage door. To ensure that your parts are being properly replaced and maintained, we suggest annual garage door tune-ups.
An unbalanced garage door or worn out garage door springs can cause a noisy garage door as well as more serious problems. These issues need to be addressed right away. If you spot these issues, call one of our experienced technicians to fix your garage door today.
Even if your door is properly maintained and all parts have been replaced, your garage door could still be loud and noisy. The noise is just a byproduct of your garage door’s natural movements and type of material. The sound can reverberate around your concrete garage making the noise seem even louder. If this is the case, we suggest insulating your garage door. An insulated garage door is quieter and more eco-friendly. We can install insulation at a regular maintenance appointment.
If you’re ready to reduce the noise from your garage door, give us a call today. Our technicians will assess your individual situation and provide all necessary solutions. Schedule your annual tune-up or other regular maintenance today for best results.