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Electronic eye beam system is a safety system that is designed to prevent the garage door from closing down on a child or any other person or thing. If during sunny days, especially summer time, the temperature rises and it is very hot. The rays of the sun will hit the electronic eye beam causing the garage door to open without anything that blocking its way. In order to prevent this kind of situation, here are some steps in helping you to solve this problem. You can use an inside tube of an empty toilet paper or any cardboard that is flexible and can fit tightly on the electric eye so it won’t fall off. Cut the tube at least 2 to 4 inches and make sure you will not cut it too short. Squeeze the tube to an oval shape that looks like the size of the electronic eye and slip it over the body. Make sure the tube is extending straight out from the electric eye to block the sun from getting its way to the electronic beam. Once you are finished, you can check and adjust the tube if it really works well.

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Safety features are parts of an automatic garage door, so when you purchase one, you have to be sure that this garage door also has its safety features. But because of the long use of a garage door for many years, some safety features may not work. Proper monthly inspection and maintenance is important to keep your garage door in good shape and it should still be working well. Do a close up inspection on the garage door parts. Check the springs, cables, rollers, tracks and etc. Check for rust, dents and anything that indicates damage. Next, is to test your garage door’s balance, followed by testing its force setting, Then, clean your garage door from the little parts to the garage door’s surface. Lastly, apply lubrication on the garage door’s tracks, rollers and hinges. Garage door lubrication is preferably done twice a year.

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The earliest type of garage door was used on Victorian-era carriage houses. Many of the old houses, which are still present today, still use these doors and are functioning perfectly well.   On the other hand, many homeowners are ripping out perfectly good “bi-parting” doors because they think they can’t be fitted with a garage door opener. They have the right to do this, well, because they owned the house but hopefully they won’t do it because its part of history and it’s been a pride to own that antique-type of garage door.  As years pass by, garage doors become heavy and decorated with different styles. But this causes heaviness on the part of the garage doors that hinges were no longer able to carry their weight. Because of this reason, there is a widespread switch from a heavy garage doors to a door that go pass by each other or a slide type of door that past each other. Finally, there a cheaper garage door occur which came after World War II, and this type was typically found on all styles of houses nowadays.

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The garage door just might be the largest moving object inside a person’s house. Today, most garage doors often use electric door openers. Accurate installation, maintenance and testing are needed to keep it working in tip-top shape. Once it’s inappropriately adjusted, it may exert a violent force that could lead to fatal injuries. Here is one routine test that you should be accustomed to doing once a month:

Reversal Test

Your garage door opener should have a reversing feature, if it does not you should consider replacing it immediately.

First: Check the balance of the door, once it is properly balanced place a 2”x4” piece of wood flat on the floor in the center of the door. Make sure your door is fully opened.

Second: Press the wall button to close the door; once it hits the wood it should reverse (open back up).

Third: If it does not reverse, then call a trained service technician to have your door repaired or replaced.

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Steel garage doors are the strongest type of garage doors.  They are mainly used for overhead garage doors. Steel is the most affordable garage door material, never compromising its durability. Steel garage doors are commonly used in businesses and commercial establishments. Unlike other garage doors that are very particular with intricate designs such as those made from wood, steel garage doors are usually utilized for modern garage doors which employ simple and elegant designs.

Steel garage doors have different types of thicknesses and its weight and sturdiness depends on this. Most steel garage doors can be purchased with warranties, such as when a dent is made on the garage door because of an accidental backing of your car which is not an available warranty for other garage door materials. Aside from being affordable, steel garage doors also provides reliability and security as well since it is a garage door’s main purpose.

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When considering getting a new garage door you may want to take into account the different materials that are used. Each of the materials has its own list of pros and cons, so you will need to decide what is right for you.

Steel: popular, affordable, durable, low-maintenance, and versatile

Aluminum: similar to steel but lighter and cheaper, more prone to denting

Wood: traditional look, but it must be maintained regularly

Wood Composite: recycle wood fiber, strength of steel and look of wood, not as much rotting as wood

Fiberglass: rarely used because of how lightweight and easy to dent it is, but most resistant to salt water corrosion so it is good for coastal areas.

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We wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate all of your business. We know that there are a lot of different garage door companies out there that you could choose instead of us, but you don’t. We know your happiness with our service is what keeps us in business, and that is why we want to let you know how important you are to us.

So from Queens Garage Doors: THANK YOU!

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Typically your garage door doesn’t only stop working or break on days that you have off. Even if it does, it generally doesn’t give you enough warning so that you can call and schedule an appointment to fix it right away. That is why Queens Garage Doors offers same day service on all of our garage door services. If you are in need of a same day garage door service, Queens Garage Doors should be your first call!

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Queens Garage Doors offers a wide range of garage door services that encompass any issue you would have with your garage door, including:

  • Garage Door Repair
  • Garage Door Opener Replacement
  • Garage Door Spring Replacement
  • Roll Up Doors
  • Security Gates
  • Garage Door Installation
    Garage Door Track Alignment
  • And much more!

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