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  • What should you look for in a door garage repair company?

What Should You Look For In a Garage Door Repair Company?

Since almost all homes in the United States use garage doors of some type, there’s a big demand for repair and installation. There are many garage door repair companies out there. But what really separates them from one another? It’s simple - the quality of service they give to their customers. You need to ask yourself what qualities to look for in a door garage repair company that will save you money and of course, make your garage door operate like new. Here are three specific qualities to look for: #1 - Transparent – From the initial visit of the garage

  • The Three Most Important Things You Can Do For Your Garage Door

The Three Most Important Things You Can Do For Your Garage Door

Are you wondering if your Garage Door needs maintenance? Your Garage Door will probably tell you, listen to your Door. Squeaking, groaning, clickity-clacks, and chunk-chunk-chunks are all trying to tell you something. Have you heard those guys on NPR that talk about car repairs? A caller demonstrated what kind of noise his car was making and asked: “What does it sound like to you”? The response was: “To a mechanic it sounds like two weeks in Hawaii!” [followed by snorts and laughter]. It doesn’t have to cost you the price of two weeks in Hawaii to keep your door running

Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part III Technology That Means Something

Note - this is the 3rd installment in this series. To read the first two, click on these links: Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part I Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part II “RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)” * I’m really excited about what is happening with Garage Door Openers.  It was getting a little old as one manufacturer after another would parade out their newest and improved ideas only to have them shelved in a year or two. Some of the not so great ideas have been in the area of drive types.  Chain driven operators

Excellent Service – Customer Review in Seattle Washington

At The Door Works, we're always happy to get great reviews from our customers. Here's one from Richard C in Seattle. I knew I needed a new garage door opener, but also thought my old door might need replacing as well. The technician from the Door Works did a little adjusting on the door, and it was good as new. The door opener was installed and the door works great. Excellent service.   Read more of our reviews here Contact us today for your garage door repair! *    

  • Tips on how to maintain and repair Garage Door in Redmond

3 Quick Tips for Garage Door Repair & Maintenance in Issaquah

Keeping your garage doors in top shape is actually pretty important. But it's usually one of those things you never think about until it's too late. It's important to check your garage doors on a regular basis for signs of wear and tear. With that in mind, here are three key tips you can use to make sure your garage doors are working properly. #1 Check Door Balance Check your garage door balance if it’s having a hard time opening or closing itself. Often, it's hard to determine where a door might be off balance. When you open and close the

Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part II “RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)”

Note - this is the 2nd installment in this series. To read the first and last, click on these links: Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part I Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part III Technology That Means Something * Just recently we got back from the Northwest Door Association’s 2013 Regional Trade Show in Portland.  It is fun to keep up on the latest innovations in the Garage Door business but I like going there for the educational classes.  When I take a class on things I have been working on for years I love to

Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part I

Note - this is the 1st installment in this series. To read the next two, click on these links: Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part II “RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)” Garage Door Openers: A Short History – Part III Technology That Means Something * Garage Door Openers have come a long way over the years.  They were first invented just prior to World War II but weren’t in common use until after the war.  Those early operators did not have remote controls so it was not a great advantage because you still had to get out of your

New Garage Door Options

It wasn’t that long ago that there were few design options for Garage Doors.  I remember going to “The Street of Dreams” home shows that featured beautiful upscale homes that had only simple steel raised panel Garage Doors that didn’t do much to enhance the look of the homes. True, they were better than most of the one piece Garage Doors that were used back in the 50’s & 60’s but it was kind of a one size fits all approach. Up to that point the only real options were basic wood panel and wood raised panel doors or steel

Good Advice Helps You Make Better Choices

I just got the latest issue of one of our trade magazines last week.  In it was an article titled “Dealers Should Replace, NOT Repair Old GDOs”.  GDOs in the language of Garage Door Dealers means: ‘Garage Door Openers’.  The article has left me a little uneasy. Let me explain why. All residential garage door openers manufactured since 1993 are required to utilize additional anti entrapment protection. This extra protection has mostly been accomplished by the use of infrared sensors [IR sensors] mounted near the bottom of the garage door opening that will cause any door that is traveling downward

Who Put in these Garage Doors? The Door Works!

Where does all the time go? Over the past twenty eight years in business we have been involved in just about every kind of Garage Door application you can think of. We have done thousands of jobs from simple ‘over the phone’ repairs such as diagnosing a vacation switch being activated accidentally to the installation of some mammoth industrial Rolling Steel Doors. We really do enjoy helping customers save the cost of a service call by walking them through simple adjustments. The other day I was cleaning out some old trade magazines in a desk drawer and found an article