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    Learn More About Garage Door Care And Practicing Proper Garage Door Safety

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you enjoyed our recent blogs about garage door care and safety, learn more by exploring the following links. You’ll find tips for maintaining your garage door’s looks, function, and safety, and much more. For garage door repair and installation services in Dallas, call GDR Garage Door Repair Service at (972) 544-7367.

    Learn about the safety hazards of garage door springs at

    Why should you never leave your garage door partially open? Find the answer and get more garage door safety recommendations from UL.

    The San Francisco Chronicle offers tips for maintaining garage door rollers and tracks.

    If you want to keep your garage door in tip-top shape, follow this garage door maintenance advice from

    If you’re ready to repaint a wood garage door, consider this useful how-to guide from Grand Rapids Press. 

    Essential Garage Door Safety and Injury-Prevention Tips

    Last updated 5 years ago

    As one of the heaviest moving objects in your home, the garage door can be hazardous if you don’t follow proper safety procedures. Keeping your garage door well maintained and exercising caution around moving components can keep you and your family safe from harm. Here are a few safety tips to consider when working with garage doors: 

    Test the Safety Sensors

    All garage doors produced after 1993 are required to have a safety reversal system. These systems typically contain a sensor that triggers a reversal mechanism when blocked by a person or object. Test your garage door’s safety system by placing a block of wood in its pathway. If the reversal system fails, call a licensed garage door repair technician right away. Additionally, if your door contains no safety reversal mechanism, arrange to have one installed as soon as possible.

    Inspect Moving Components

    Springs, rollers, screws, and hinges can become rusted and damaged over time. Perform regular maintenance and inspections to maintain the integrity and safety of these components. Coating garage door components with light oil or lubricant from time to time will help prevent rust, while regular inspections from a professional can prevent more major problems.

    Avoid Working with Springs

    Often supporting hundreds of pounds of weight, garage door springs are packed with a great amount of power and under a lot of tension. Unsurprisingly, they are one of the biggest sources of garage door-related injuries. Attempting to repair or install a spring on your own could result in serious injuries. If your garage door springs need to be repaired or replaced, be sure to call a licensed garage door repair technician for service.

    Scheduling regular maintenance of your garage door can improve its safety and expand its lifespan. At GDR Garage Door Repair Service in Dallas, we serve the garage door repair and installation needs of homeowners throughout the area. Call us at (972) 544-7367 to schedule a garage door inspection today. 


    Homeowner Garage Door Maintenance and Safety Awareness

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Most homeowners don’t give much thought to the garage door. With so many moving parts, springs under high tension, and heavy components, however, there is a lot that could potentially go wrong. Staying aware of the state of your garage door and scheduling regular maintenance are great ways to keep it safe and well maintained.

    Watch this video to get more information about garage door maintenance from a qualified garage door repair technician. For your safety, it is always best to call a professional for any needed repairs. If your garage door is not working and you need to get somewhere, you can always pull the release chord and raise the door manually.

    If you’re in need of garage door service or repair, the licensed technicians at GDR Garage Door Repair Service can help. Call our Dallas-area office at (972) 544-7367 to schedule a service call today.  

    What Is Involved with Maintaining a Traditional Wood Garage Door?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Wood garage doors are attractive additions to any home, but they come with their own unique maintenance challenges. More than other materials, wood garage doors are subject to harm from mold, dust, and direct sunlight. Follow these maintenance tips to keep your garage door looking great for years to come:

    Wash Once per Year

    You likely wash your car frequently, but when was the last time you washed your garage door? Keeping your garage door clean is essential to extending its lifespan. This is especially true for wooden garage doors, which tend to collect dust, pollen, and other contaminants more than other materials. Washing your garage door with a bleach-based cleaner at least once per year will help keep it well maintained.

    Re-finish Often

    The Texas sun is brutal on wood garage doors, wearing off finish and damaging underlying materials. To counter the harmful effects of direct sunlight, be sure to re-finish your wood garage door once per year. This will protect the integrity of wood materials and give your door a fresh, clean appearance.

    Look for Damage

    As with all garage doors, be sure to regularly check your wood garage door’s working components for wear and tear. Closely inspect tracks, springs, hinges, cables, panels, and other fixtures, and be on the lookout for any broken parts. If you catch a maintenance problem that you can’t easily fix, call a garage door repair technician right away. It is especially important to call a professional for problems such as worn springs, as these can snap and cause severe injuries.

    If you have a wood garage door—or if you are considering a new garage door to update the look of your home—contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service. We repair, install, and service garage doors of all types for homeowners throughout the Dallas area. Call (972) 544-7367 to learn more about how we can help you.  

    Spotlight on the LiftMaster Residential Jackshaft Garage Door Opener

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Garage door openers come in a few different shapes and sizes, and each type has its advantages. However, one particular type of LiftMaster garage door opener stands above the rest. The model 3800 DC Motor Residential Jackshaft Opener is extremely durable, reliable, and strong—it even saves space in your garage.

    This garage door opener installs along the wall of your garage vertically and is powerful enough to control multiple garage doors that see constant use. Jay Leno’s own reputable stable features one of these innovative openers.

    Strength, Smarts, and Space

    The LiftMaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener is designed to operate consistently under demanding conditions. The direct-current motor is extremely quiet, unlike other openers that make a racket every time you use them. The opener intelligently adjusts the speed of opening and closing cycles for smooth operation. This opener also automatically adjusts the amount of force used based upon the movement of the door within its tracks, the outside temperature, and the height of your floor. Thanks to its wall-mounted installation, this opener opens up the rafter space and other vertical areas of your garage.

    Security and Safety

    Any garage door opener needs to have certain safety features included to protect homeowners, their families, and their property. The LiftMaster 3800 Residential Jackshaft Opener provides all the features you’ve come to expect from modern garage technology, including photosensitive beams, automatic reversing, and manual release. This opener also includes smart security codes for use with your remote, which issue a new code every time the door is opened. This defeats potential intruders who attempt to clone garage door openers to gain access into your home.

    To learn more about this excellent garage door opener, contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service of Dallas at (972) 544-7367. We can help you understand the full advantages of this LiftMaster product and even install and maintain it for you.

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