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March 28, 2018
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Replacing a Wall Station Button

All garage door openers come with at least one remote, photo cell sensors, and a wall station button. The wall station button is the device that allows you to open or close your garage door from inside. Sometimes they’re placed inside the home, but mostly you’ll find them installed inside your garage. If your wall station button isn’t working correctly, it might be time to replace it. Here’s how you do it. For the best prices on Palm Desert CA garage door repair or service this spring, call the pros at Hanson Overhead today. We offer unbeatable prices and excellent customer service for all of your needs.

Wall Station Button Replacement

First you’ll need to buy a replacement wall station button to match your opener. You can find them online or at a large big box store like Lowe’s or Home Depot depending on your opener. Once you have your new wall station button, you’ll need to install it. This is pretty easy. Start by unplugging your garage door opener first. Next, loosen and remove the mounting screws for the wall station button. Next you’ll flip the button over and loosen the wire screws on the back and remove the wires. Make note of where the red and white wires are placed.

Now you’ll take your new wall station button and rewire it. Loosen the wire terminal screws and wrap the red wire around the correct terminal and do the same for the white wire. Mount the wall station button using the provided screws. For drywall, you should use the anchors and the screws. Once mounted, plug the opener back into the outlet. Wall station buttons do not have to be programmed so if you installed it correctly just pressing the button should open and close it.

If this does not fix your problem, you might have a bad wire running from your garage door opener to the wall station. We’ll cover that fix in a future post so stay tuned. Does your garage door need to be serviced or repaired? Keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead makes sense!

The Best Palm Desert CA Garage Door Repair for 2018

Searching for a dependable garage door repair company that you can trust in 2018? Don’t hesitate! Call Hanson Overhead for all of your garage door’s needs. You’ll love our fast and free estimates for Palm Desert CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead, we offer affordable prices, friendly customer service, and unbeatable expertise. Our friendly reps are standing by, so do not wait any longer to get your new garage door opener. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for the best Riverside County service in 2017.

March 15, 2018
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Installing a Keypad for Your Garage Door

Having an outside keypad for your garage door is very convenient. It’s a device that is placed outside of your garage so that your kids, or really anyone with the code, can use to open the door. Installing one yourself is also pretty easy to do. Do you need help installing a keypad or have another issue? Call Hanson Overhead for best prices on Palm Springs garage door repair. You’ll love our friendly service and unbeatable prices.

Tips for Keypad Installation

The hardest part of installing a garage door opener keypad is figuring out which one to buy for your specific type of opener. Not all universal keypads will work with every opener. Before you go out to purchase a keypad, be sure to check your opener’s owner manual first to see which ones are compatible.

Once you purchase your new keypad, install the battery by following the included directions. Now you’ll want to program it before attaching it to the wall. Depending on the keypad, you’ll want to pick either a 4 or 6 digit code. You’ll need to be sure to follow the instructions for a successful programming. You’ll probably have to first push the learn button on the back of the motor. After you press the learn button, you enter the code on the keypad by pressing the numbered buttons.

Once programmed, verify that the code is working correctly. Now choose a convenient location to install the keypad on the inside of the garage doorjamb about 5 feet up from the ground. Next you’ll open the keypad and install the upper and second screws. That’s it!

If you need affordable garage door repair or service in 2018, call us now for a free estimate. Keep reading to see why we’re considered to be the best choice for dependable garage door repair in Palm Springs.

Best Palm Springs Garage Door Repair for 2018

Did you know that Hanson Overhead has been serving Riverside County for many years? Our expertly trained technicians can be there at any time of the day or night to help you and your family with Palm Springs garage door repair and service. If your garage door is ten years old, or older, it might be time for a new installation service. It may seem like an inconvenience at first, but trust us, the long term gains will be unmatched. Give us a call today for a free estimate on all of our Palm Springs garage door repair services.

March 4, 2018
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Steps for Manually Opening Garage Doors

Thanks for joining us for part two of our series on how to manually open garage doors when the electronic opener is not receiving power. In our last post, we described the manual release mechanism, discussed the tools you’ll need, and talked about a few safety issues for you to be aware of. Jump back and read it by clicking here. Below you’ll find the exact steps you should take to open your garage door by hand. If you need affordable Cathedral City CA garage door repair in 2018, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. Customers love our low prices, friendly customer service, and same-day service.

How to Manually Open a Garage Door

Important Note: Before you attempt to operate your garage door by hand, make sure the door is in the down position. Pulling the manual release when the door is open could be catastrophic.

Locate the red manual release cord and pull the plastic knob on the bottom end. You may have to jerk it a few times to get the lever to disengage. You’ll know that you have correctly released the motor from the trolley carriage when the carriage slides either forward or back from the part connected to the chain or belt.

Next, try to lift the garage door by hand. If the door will not move, go back and repeat the first step and try pulling the manual release again. If you find that garage door is too heavy to lift, do not go any further to avoid personal injury or find a second person for assistance.

Once you have the garage door off the floor, do not let go. The garage door is now free and will slam down if do. However, if the garage door is properly balanced with torsion springs then once it reaches 1/2 to 3/4 way up it should float without moving up or down. Once you have the door at the proper height to remove your vehicle, either brace it with a 2 x 4, vice grip pliers, or by hand. Then lower the garage door back down gently.

Now you’ll want to lock the garage door back in with the opener. You may have to pull the manual cord again to lock the bracket back into the carriage. You may have to run the opener to re-position the carriage to lock the two pieces back together. Consult your manual for more information.

If you missed part one, be sure to go back and read it for more information.

The Best Cathedral City CA Garage Door Repair for 2018

If you need fast and free estimates for Cathedral City CA garage door repair, service, or new installation this in 2018, call Hanson Overhead. We’re the most trusted experts in Riverside County. At Hanson, we only carry high quality parts for all of your garage door needs. That means less hassle and maintenance issues for you to worry about in the future.

We also offer emergency services which means you can call us anytime, day or night, when your family needs help with a garage door issue. We’ll make sure your cars are not trapped inside and that your garage door unit is working properly.

Cathedral City residents love our affordable pricing, unbeatable customer service, and trusted garage door expertise. Call Hanson today for more information.

February 22, 2018
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How to Manually Open Palm Springs Garage Doors

Has your power ever gone out only to find that your car is stuck in the garage? If so, our next two blog posts will be very informative to help you be better prepared the next time this happens. Below you’ll find a list of things you’ll need as well as some pro tips that will help keep you safe. If you’re tired of looking for reputable repair and service for your Palm Springs garage doors, save time and money by calling Hanson Overhead this spring. We’ve been serving Riverside County for a long time and we know what it takes to make you a satisfied customer!

Manually Opening Your Garage Door

Each electronic garage door opener has a manual release cord. This is the red string that hangs down from your opener’s trolley carriage. In general, most of the manual release cords are red. However, if you only see one string or cord of a different color hanging down then this should be what you’re looking for. Pulling this manual release cord allows you to disengage the opener from the garage door. Once released, you’ll be able to open the garage door by hand. The only tools you’ll need is either a step stool or a ladder.

Please note that you should never pull the manual release cord when the garage door is in open position. The garage door will slam down with an excessive amount of force. Anyone or anything in the way will get damaged or injured and this could also cause extreme damage to your garage door as well. Also keep in mind that you should keep your owners manual for the garage door and opener. Always consult with them before attempting to adjust something on either.

Please join us for the next post in this series where we will run through the actual steps that will allow you to manually open your garage door. Click here for part two.

Trusted Installation and Service for Palm Springs Garage Doors

When you need quality service, repair or installation services for your Palm Springs garage doors, we hope you will consider calling Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service in 2018. We are Riverside County’s garage door experts and we can help you with all of your garage door related issues. Customers love our free estimates, great prices, and friendly technicians. We even offer 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency services. You can have peace of mind knowing you can depend on Hanson Overhead when you’re in a jam. We let our great work and service speak for itself, so please call us today for a free estimate!

February 11, 2018
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Lubricating Chain Drive Garage Door Openers

Do you have a chain drive garage door opener for your Indio garage door? If so, then you’ll want to finish reading the rest of today’s blog post. We’re going to explain the proper way to lubricate it. Lubricating is part of the frequent maintenance you should be performing on your motor and garage door. Keep reading for more information. If you’re searching for affordable and dependable Indio CA garage door repair or service in 2018, call the pros at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. Our customers appreciate our great prices and affordable service! We’re the number one choice for garage door service in the area so call today for free estimates.

Lubricating Chain Drive Garage Door Openers

First, remove your vehicle from the garage. Now close your garage door. Grab your ladder and unplug the garage door opener’s power cord from the ceiling outlet. The next few steps are going to get messy and you’re going to need a pair of latex gloves and some old shop towels. From the ladder you’re going to use your towel to remove the old grease and residue from the upper side of the opener’s rail. You’ll want to do a thorough and good job in this step. You might need to move the chain around as you go along.

Next, use some lightweight bicycle grease and apply a even coat along the upper side of the rail by hand. This coating should be applied on the entire length of the motor rail. Use your shop towel to wipe off any excess on the sides.

Once completed, use a silicone base spray lubricant on the actual chain. Use a spray painting motion to coat each side of the chain assembly. Now plug the opener’s power cord back in and operate the garage door a few times to work in the lubrication. If any residual bicycle grease appears on the rail, use your shop towel to remove. Wait at least an hour before parking your car back in the garage.

The Best Indio CA Garage Door Repair, Service, and Installation for 2018

Does your Indio garage door need service or repair? Interested in a brand new garage door or garage door opener but you’re not sure where to turn? Call Hanson Overhead. You’ll love our fast and free estimates for Indio CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer the best prices, the best customer service, and a high level of expertise not found anywhere else in the area. We use only the highest quality parts for all of your repair needs. That means less worries and maintenance for you to do deal with in the future. Our friendly professionals are standing by, so don’t wait any longer. Do yourself a favor and call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

February 2, 2018
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Lubricating Your Palm Springs Garage Door

Regardless of if you have a manual operating garage door or one hooked up to an electric motor, it’s very important to keep all the moving parts lubricated. Lubricating your garage door is something all homeowners can and should be doing. It’s a task that you can do yourself without the need of having to call a Palm Springs garage door service company. Below we will fill you in on what you’ll need and how to do it. Let’s take a closer look.

What You’ll Need

  • Shop rags
  • Stepstool or ladder
  • Lubricating silicone spray

Concerns and Warnings

  • Be sure to always wear eye protection when working on any part of your garage door system.
  • Be careful not to lubricate the vertical or horizontal garage door tracks. Some lubrication can degrade the outer coatings of some types of rollers. Lubricate the inside of the rollers around the ball bearings instead.

Pro Tips

  • Avoid using WD-40 and other grease cutters.
  • Use a spray lubrication with a thin straw nozzle. This helps reach those tight and hard to reach places and results in better overall lubrication.

Instructions

1. Standing inside your garage space, close the garage door. As the garage door closes, make note of how it is operating and listen for irregular sounds.
2. Before lubricating, clean away any cobwebs or other debris from the inside of the tracks, around the photo-sensor eyes, and around the cable drums and torsion springs.
3. Squirt a small amount of silicon lubrication spray on the metal parts on one side and work your way over to the opposite side of your garage door. You should lubricate the following:

  • Roller hinges
  • Rollers
  • Garage door hinges
  • Bearing plates (for torsion springs only)
  • Torsion or tension springs
  • Motor rail

Once you’ve completed both sides, open and close the garage door a few times to get the lubrication working. Add more lubrication if necessary. Wipe up any excess with your shop rags. It’s wise to let your vehicle stay outside during the entire lubrication process and wait at least an hour before parking it back inside the garage space to avoid lubrication dripping onto your car or truck.

The Best Palm Springs Garage Door Service for 2018

When you need quality service, repair or installation services for your Palm Springs garage door, we hope you will consider calling Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. We are Riverside County’s garage door experts and we can help you with all of your garage door related issues. Customers love our free estimates, great prices, and friendly technicians. We even offer 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency services. You can have peace of mind knowing you can depend on Hanson Overhead when you’re in a jam. We let our great work and service speak for itself, so please call us today for a free estimate!

January 20, 2018
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Cleaning Rusty Garage Door Springs

Over the course of the past few posts, we’ve been talking about how rust can really wreak havoc on your garage door system. In part one, we talked about what rust is and how it damages your garage door system. In our last post we covered the steps that prevent rust from occurring. But what do you do if your garage door springs and other parts already have rust forming on them? We’ll be covering that question in today’s post. If you’re looking for the best Bermuda Dunes garage door repair or service in 2018, call Hanson Overhead. We’d love to give you a free estimate. Our prices and customer service set us apart from the competition!

Removing Rust From Garage Door Springs

First, we must tell you that garage door springs are under an enormous amount of pressure. They are extremely dangerous to work on and around. If you choose to attempt to remove rust from your garage door’s springs, do so with extreme caution and at your own risk. This should only be attempted on springs with slight rust. If springs are heavily corroded, consider replacing them instead.

Be sure to wear hand and eye protection before starting this process. First, using naval jelly or another rust solvent that is appropriate for garage door springs and spread a light coating over the rusted area. Let sit for a few minutes to allow for penetration. Next, use a wire brush to gently scrub away the rust. Afterwards, remove the rust solvent using a mixture of water and laundry detergent. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. Finally, spray the springs and other metal parts with garage door lubricant like WD-40 3-in-1 Garage Door Lube to prevent rust.

Be sure to visit the other posts in this series by clicking on the links below:

If you need a free estimate on a garage door repair, please keep reading to see why you should call Hanson Overhead.

The Best Bermuda Dunes Garage Door Repair for 2018

When you need the best Bermuda Dunes garage door repair, calling Hanson Overhead should be at the top of your list. We offer affordable and competitive pricing, superior customer service, and dependable workmanship. Customers love our 24/7 emergency services as well. It’s a great feeling knowing that you can always count on Hanson Overhead, day or night.

When you need the best Bermuda Dunes garage door repair services, call us today and ask for a free estimate. We offer fast, dependable, and trustworthy services to most areas in Riverside County. When you need the best, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service!

January 12, 2018
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Preventing Garage Door Springs from Rusting

Welcome back to our continuing series on the problems with rust and your garage door system. In our last post, we explained what rust is and why it is bad for your garage door’s metal parts. Jump back to read it by clicking here. In today’s post, we’ll tell what you will need to do to prevent your garage door system from rusting. Please keep reading. For quality Palm Springs garage door service that you can trust in 2018, call the pros at Hanson Overhead. We’re your local garage door experts for Riverside County. Call now to find out why. Be sure to ask about our specials.

Preventing Garage Door Springs and Other Metal Parts from Rusting

Just because your garage door has many metal parts, preventing them from rusting is very easy. All it takes is preventative maintenance and some care. The first key piece of advice is keeping the metal parts well lubricated. You should be doing this 3 to 4 times a year. Doing so will prevent rust and extend the lifespan of the garage door system. You can buy garage door lube from most home improvement stores. We suggest using WD-40 3-In-One Garage Door Lube. This is different than regular WD-40, which you should not be using. Give the springs, tracks, hinges, end bearing plates, and roller bearings a good dose of lube every few months. Not only does this protect the metal parts, but it will also make your garage door operate much quieter.

If your garage door springs have rust problems, there is a way to clean them. Click here to learn how. If you’re looking for a free estimate on a garage door spring repair or door servicing (including lubrication), please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead is a good move.

The Best Palm Springs Garage Door Service and Repair for 2018

Need to have your garage door serviced or repaired in 2018? Thinking about getting a new garage door this year? Need a reputable service provider right now? Call Hanson Overhead to schedule a measurement and get a free estimate.

Want to make sure your Palm Springs garage door is working properly and maintains a long life? Make it a point to schedule regular inspections and annual maintenance with Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service of Palm Springs. We would be glad to have one of our trained service technicians come out to your location and check all the safety features to ensure that all of the parts are in optimal working order. We offer free estimates on our work so please call us today.

January 5, 2018
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The Problem With Rust and Your Garage Door Spring System

Rust and metal do not mix! In fact, rust can wreak havoc on your garage door and all of the metal parts that make up this system. Rust corrodes and breaks metal parts down. Over time, rust can and will create problems for your garage door and system. Keep reading to learn more. If you’re searching for affordable and dependable Indio CA garage door repair or service in 2018, call the professionals at Hanson Overhead. Our customers really appreciate our low prices and great service! We’re the number one choice for garage door service in Riverside County. Call today for free estimates.

How Does Rust Affect Garage Door Metal Parts?

Like we mentioned above, rust equals corrosion. When metal parts are overexposed to the elements, water, or harsh chemicals and substances, rusting is soon to follow. Basically, rust is oxidized molecules and water. When the metal parts on your garage door system start rusting, you can guarantee that the load capacity and life span will severely decrease.

Rust is probably the most common example of corrosion that we run into on garage door system repair calls. This is especially true when it comes to the garage door’s spring system. Whether you have a torsion or extension spring system, corrosion from rust has the same effect. The metal in the springs are replaced with a flaky powdery substance. Once rust appears it slowly starts to spread like a bad rash. The rust literally eats away at the metal. Over time, the rust will make the metal parts fail.

The good news, rust can be cleaned and also prevented. In our next post we’ll discuss what you need to know about preventative maintenance. Click here to jump ahead.

Indio CA Garage Door Repair, Service, and Installation You Can Trust

Does your garage door need service or repair? Are you interested in a brand new garage door, but you’re not sure where to turn? Call Hanson Overhead. You’ll love our fast and free estimates for Indio CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer the most affordable prices, best customer service, and expertise not found anywhere else in Riverside County. We use only the highest quality parts. That means less headaches and maintenance for you to do deal with in the future. Our friendly reps are standing by, so don’t wait any longer. Do yourself a favor and call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

December 15, 2017
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Even More Garage Door Decorating Tips for Christmas

palm springs ca garage door serviceWe’re back to help you find the best options for decorating your garage door to celebrate the holidays. If you’re just now joining us, be sure to go back and read over parts one and two to find lots of helpful information. In fact, in our last post we talked about the KIS method. This means keeping it simple. Here’s the link to make it easy for you. At the bottom of the page you’ll find the link to part one. Below we’ll be talking about our final garage door decorating tips. If you’ve got a good garage door decorating tip for the holidays, please share it with our readers by posting in the comments. We’d love to hear from you. If you need Palm Springs CA garage door service, repair, and installation quotes, we hope you’ll give us a call this holiday season. We’re number one in Riverside County for garage doors for a reason.

A Few More Garage Door Holiday Decorating Tips

Vinyl Stickers – Here’s a great idea that will not damage your garage door and it’s not permanent either. Another benefit to using vinyl stickers is that they’re very durable and weather proof. You can find lots of holiday designs as well. Everything from pictures, murals, and even letters to spell out your own personalized holiday message.

Decorative Magnets – Holiday decorative magnets are quick, easy, and leaves no mess behind. This is the perfect option for folks not wanting to go all out.

We hope our last few blog posts will help you figure out the best way to decorate your garage door this holiday season. To go back and review parts one and two of this series, please click the links below:

If you’re looking for help with a garage door repair issue, or would like a new installation quote, please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead is great option for saving time and money in 2018.

The Best Palm Springs CA Garage Door Service For The Holidays

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door, we only use the highest quality parts for service and repairs, and install only the best made garage doors on the market. You’ll notice that these high quality parts very rarely break, so our Palm Springs CA garage door service will hopefully not be needed until it’s time for a tune-up. For great service with a smile, call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.