Any new garage door/opener installation in the state of California is now required to include a battery backup. The near-unanimous passage of Senate Bill 969 in 2018 was in response to the devastating wildfires in 2017 in which several frantic homeowners were unable to get their cars out of garages due to power outages, and subsequently died when flames engulfed their homes. Every automatic garage door already comes with a red emergency cord that, when pulled, frees the door […]
We understand how important your garage door is to your daily life because when it malfunctions, getting your car in and out of the garage becomes impossible and that affects every aspect of your life. How will you get to work or take the kids to school if you can’t even get the car out of the garage? If you need garage door repairs in San Diego, we will be happy to help.
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Finishing and Maintaining Your Garage Door: It’s More Than Skin Deep
At Automatic Door Specialists, we take pride in the skill and craftsmanship with which we approach each installation. When we are entrusted with a project for an especially attractive custom door in a unique setting, which comes our way frequently, we always emphasize to the client the need to follow all the requirements for finishing the door, whether steel, wood, or even a modern synthetic material. If they hire […]
Custom wood garage door with weatherstripping
Three ways to keep out the wind, rain and temperature extremes
Garage doors are all made with a bottom seal which, if properly installed and maintained, will help keep out water, wind, dust, and rodent pests out of your garage. Even the best seals and weatherstripping will break down over time, though regular inspection along with simple upkeep will extend that lifespan. When the bottom seal cracks, splits or is pulled out of alignment, don’t […]
An insulated and well-maintained garage door will make a noticeable difference in garage temperatures – which makes a difference for your whole home.
To keep our energy bills down and take the pressure off the region’s overtaxed energy grids, there is a large and growing list of ways to reduce the amount of electricity we consume. Importantly, this includes the often overlooked ways we can use our garages in hot weather and the cost-effective means of insulation available to us. […]
Overhead sectional garage doors are mostly operated remotely via a ceiling- or wall-mounted garage door opener, which uses a motor (horsepower will vary per model) to pull the door up and across the ceiling along steel tracks. They are what make automatic doors automatic. Each opening and closing is called a cycle. Every opener will have a predicted lifespan based on estimated cycles. This, as we know, is a finite number.
A good model from a major manufacturer will provide […]
Garage doors have for decades been manufactured as sectional doors that raise and lower electronically, either by remote device or a keypad. We’re all accustomed to pressing a button as we pull into our driveways, trusting the door will open on command without having to get out of the car. We depend on the security of these devices as much as we count on our house or car keys. We tend to take for granted, as well, the mandated […]
June Is Garage Door Safety Month – A Basic Checklist
Automatic Door Specialists has posted numerous blogs about the importance of regular homeowner inspections. We deal daily with garage door problems, sometimes in an emergency mode, that might have been averted with some simple attention and basic knowledge of what to look for – a safety checklist of potential problems to identify and take care of to keep your garage door functioning reliably and safely.
Check Point One: Make Sure Your […]