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October 10, 2017
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Signs of a Broken or Failing Extension Spring System

All this month we’ve been talking about the signs of broken torsion springs. Torsion springs are the most common type of garage door springs. However, some of you might still have an older and more dangerous extension spring system. If you’re not sure about the age of your extension spring system, be sure to be aware of these signs that will let you know if one or both are failing. For quality Palm Springs garage door service that you can trust, call Hanson Overhead. We’re your local garage door experts for Riverside County. Please call today to find out why and to hear about our specials.

Common Signs of Failing or Broken Extension Garage Door Springs

Extension Springs Cables, Pulleys, or Other Parts Dangling Down

When an extension spring breaks, all of the tension is released in a violent fashion. This will cause the cable and pulley system to give way. When this occurs, the springs, cables, or other parts will probably be hanging down.

Jerky Garage Door Movement

If your garage door is closing and opening all herky-jerky like, then one of the extension springs has either broken or is failing. When you see this sign, you should know that one side of the garage door is not being operated in a controlled manner.

The Garage Door Hangs Crooked

Another common sign that an extension spring is broken or failing is that the door will hang crooked while in the open position. This is because there is no support on one side and the opener only supports the center of the garage door.

For more helpful information about broken torsion garage door springs, please review the other posts in this series.

If you’re looking for a free estimate on a garage door spring repair, or extension to torsion spring conversion, please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead is a smart move.

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Need to have your garage door serviced or repaired in 2017? 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.

October 6, 2017
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More Signs Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

Thanks for coming back for another round of information on broken springs. In our last post, we talked about the first few major signs that will let you know your garage door springs are broken. Go back and take a look by clicking here. Below we’ll be covering a few more signs that we think you should be aware of. For the best prices on Palm Desert CA garage door repair, service, and installation, call the professionals at Hanson Overhead. We offer unbeatable prices and customer service for all your needs.

More Signs the Springs in Your Garage Door Are Broken

Door Only Opens a Little and Then Closes

Does your garage door only open about six inches and then reverse back to the closed position? The springs are probably broken. The garage door closes because your opener’s force sensitivity system kicks in. This is a safety feature that prevents you from burning the motor out. The springs do all of the heavy lifting, not the motor. So when the springs break, the motor will not operate correctly.

Cables Are Off the Drums

If you notice that one of the cables has popped off a drum, or appears to be broken, more than likely a spring has broken. Torsion springs are tightly wound. This pressure keeps the cables secure on the drum and in place. When the springs break, they unwind. This action releases the pressure on the cables and they pop out of place.

Garage Door Opens Slows and Falls Fast

Does your garage door struggle to open? Does it seem like it takes hours to get it in the up position? Does the garage door speed down the tracks when it closes? Does it slam shut? Check the springs to make sure they’re not broken. This is another sign that something’s wrong. The opener is programmed to lift with a specific amount of set force. When a spring breaks, this nullifies this force setting. Furthermore, the motor is actually not strong enough to lower the door at the correct speed without the help of the springs.

If the springs in your garage door need to be serviced or replaced, please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead makes sense!

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October 1, 2017
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Top Signs Your Garage Door Springs Are Broken

The springs that hang over your garage door do all of the heavy lifting. If one of them happens to break, your door is going to be stuck in the down position. You might be able to lift it manually, but you’ll need some help in most cases. You will also not be able to run the motor. Doing so will burn it out and you’ll be replacing that too. If you’re wondering if the springs on your garage door have broken, there are some signs you need to look out for. Below we’ll start the series off with the top two signs. Our next post will cover even more. If you’re looking for the best Bermuda Dunes garage door repair, service, or installation, call Hanson Overhead. We’d love to give you a free estimate. Our prices and customer service set us apart from the competition! We can even do same day service in most cases. Call us today to learn more.

Signs You Have a Broken Spring

You Hear a Loud Bang

If you’re home and one of the torsion springs breaks, more than likely you will hear it. Customers describe this sound as almost like a gunshot going off inside your garage or like someone is trying to break in. It is so loud that it could even startle you.

The Spring Coil Is in Two Pieces

If you notice that the spring hanging above your garage is in two pieces, then it is broken. You’ll see about a two inch gap between the sections. This is not normal and is a telltale sign that it needs to be replaced. For more signs of a broken garage door spring, be sure to visit with our next post. You’ll find it by clicking here. Do you need a free estimate on a garage door repair? Keep reading to see why you should call Hanson Overhead.

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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!

September 25, 2017
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More Reasons Why Garage Door Rollers Break

Welcome back to our series on garage door rollers. Over the course of the last few posts, we’ve been talking about rollers to educate our readers. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to related topics. We hope you’ll take the time check them out. Below, we’ll be picking up from where we left off with more reasons why garage door rollers break. Are you researching Palm Springs garage door installation, service, or repair? Call Hanson Overhead. You’ll love our free quotes, great customer service, and unbeatable pricing.

Reasons Why Garage Door Rollers Break

Excessive Use – Most people only use their garage a few times each day. If you’re constantly running the door up and down then the rollers may prematurely deteriorate.

Poor Servicing – If you’re not servicing your garage door every six to eighteen months, then you’re just asking for trouble. Garage doors need to be periodically serviced, just like your vehicle. When you fail to inspect, lubricate, and tune the garage door, the moving parts will eventually break. This includes the rollers, spring system, bearing plates, drums and cables, and more.

Using the Wrong Lubrication – If you are servicing your door, make sure you are using the right lubrication, applying the right amounts, and lubricating correctly. Do not use WD-40. That’s a huge mistake. WD-40 is just a short-term lubricant and rust preventative. It can also degrease rollers, springs, and other parts which can make them break.

Misaligned Tracks – If your vertical and horizontal tracks are misaligned, your garage door rollers could break because of too much stress and weight.

For more information on garage door rollers, please visit with the other posts in this series. You’ll find them linked below.

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Does your existing garage door need servicing? Need new rollers? Want a free quote for a new garage door? Call Hanson Overhead today for premium customer service and highly affordable pricing. For our Palm Springs garage door installation prices, please call us for a free estimate. You can depend on Hanson Overhead to provide you with the most energy efficient garage doors on the market today. We encourage you to check out our online reviews so that you feel great about calling us for all of your garage door installation or service needs. If you need a dependable and trustworthy Palm Springs garage door installation provider, Hanson Overhead should be your first call.

September 22, 2017
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Why Garage Door Rollers Break

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, we’ve been talking about garage door rollers quite a bit. We’ve talked about the different materials, which type is better, and how to tell if your rollers need to be serviced or replaced. You’ll find links to these related posts below. Today, we’ll be discussing why garage door rollers break. Keep reading to learn more. If you’re searching for dependable Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, service, or even new installation quotes this fall, please give us a call. Our low prices and unbeatable customer service will save you money and a whole lot of time!

So What Causes Garage Door Rollers to Break?

Garage door rollers can break for a multitude of reasons. The common reasons stem from age, bad weather seal, excessive use, poor servicing, using the wrong lubrication, and misaligned tracks.

Age – Most things start to break as they get older and closer to the end of their shelflife. Your garage door rollers are no different.

Bad Weather Seal – If your garage has a bad weather seal around the opening, water and other debris could be getting into places they shouldn’t be. Water leaking in can prematurely rust these parts. Other debris can make the rollers jam or seize up.

For more information on why garage door rollers break, click here to check out the next post in this series. If you’d like to learn more about garage door rollers, please take the time to visit with these other posts in this series. You’ll find them linked below.

For free quotes on new garage door rollers, or any type of garage door need, please keep reading to see why you should call Hanson Overhead today.

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Does your existing garage door need service or repair? Does it have too many dents and other problems? Do you want a new garage door? Need to convert your spring system? Call the trusted experts at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our fast, friendly, and free estimates for Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service we offer affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and local expertise for all of Riverside County. If you’re in a jam and need help anytime, be sure to use our twenty-four hour service. We’re here to help you out when your family needs it most. Our friendly reps are standing by, so don’t wait any longer. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.

September 19, 2017
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Garage Door Rollers 101

The rollers are a key part of your garage. They are crucial for making the garage door go up and down smoothly. If the rollers on your garage door are 10-20 years old, they might need to be replaced. At the very least, they’ll need to be serviced. Over time, garage door rollers can become rusted, wear down, and even break. Let’s take a closer look below. If you need affordable Cathedral City CA garage door repair, call the experts at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. Our customers love our low prices and friendly customer service.

What You Need to Know About Your Garage Door Rollers

How do you know if you need to have these parts serviced? When the rollers on the garage door have started to deteriorate, you’ll definitely be able to tell. One of the first signs you’ll notice is a change in the loudness of the door when it opens and closes. This typically means that one or more rollers have rusted, worn down, or jammed up. When this type of issue occurs, the garage door rollers start to slide up and down the track instead of rolling.

Garage door rollers can also break. When this happens, the door can fall out of its track system. This can cause major damage to your garage door and any property located underneath it. So what causes the garage door rollers to break? Find out by clicking the link. For more information on garage door rollers, you can also visit with our last post. We discussed the differences between steel and nylon rollers. If you’d like a free quote on a roller upgrade, replacement, or service, please call Hanson Overhead.

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If you need fast and free estimates for Cathedral City CA garage door repair, service, or new installation, don’t hesitate to 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.

Did you know that we also offer emergency services? That 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 like it should be.

Cat City residents love our affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and trusted expertise. Call Hanson today for more information.

September 11, 2017
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Steel or Nylon Rollers – Which Is Better?

Garage door rollers come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. The most popular types of garage door rollers are steel and nylon. But which is the better option? In today’s post we will try to answer that question for you. If you need a free quote on a garage door problem, would like to schedule a service appointment, or would like to talk about a new garage door install, please call Hanson Overhead. You’ll love our affordable Palm Springs CA garage door service, repair, and installation packages. We’re Riverside County’s number one service provider for all of your garage door needs.

Should You Use Steel or Nylon Rollers For Your Garage Door?

The type of garage door rollers you have installed can make a big impact on your garage door system. Different rollers can have an effect on the quietness, have varying lifespans, and do not cost the same. So it’s really dependent on what you value most, comfort or longevity.

Steel garage door rollers have a very long lifespan. They can last anywhere between 15 – 25 years if they’re well maintained and lubricated consistently. However, steel rollers also create the most noise. A premium nylon roller has a lifespan of around 12 – 20 years, but are also the quietest. However, premium nylon rollers do cost more.

When it comes to steel and nylon garage door rollers, you should make sure they are filled with ball bearings and not solid. The ball bearings will make a big difference in keeping the noise levels at a minimum and lifespan at a maximum. Steel and nylon rollers with ball bearings do cost more than ones without. However, the quality and comfort levels far outweigh the increased costs.

In our opinion, the premium nylon rollers with ball bearings are the best choice for homeowners. Premium nylon rollers do not have to be coated with constant lubrication, are easy to maintain, and do not vibrate. If you’re interested in upgrading the rollers in your garage, we can help. Call us today for a free quote.

For more information about garage door rollers, be sure to revisit our blog next week for our next post. If you’re looking for help with garage door service, repair, or even new installation packages, please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead is great option for saving time and money.

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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.

September 4, 2017
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Lubing Your Garage Door

Welcome back to our continuing topic on the importance of keeping your garage door lubed and tuned up. In our last post, we discussed why a garage door should not be operating in a noisily fashion. If your garage door unit is too loud, then please take a moment to read part one by clicking here. Below we are going to be talking about what parts of your garage door should be lubed, and how to do it without the help of a technician. 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. We’ve been serving Riverside County for many years!

What Garage Door Parts Need Lube?

First, choose the right type of lubrication. Don’t use WD-40. Instead, use a silicone spray or white lithium grease to lubricate the moving parts we’ll be listing below.

Springs - Start by spraying the torsion springs that sit above the garage door opening. These springs do most of the work when your garage door opens and closes each day.

Tracks – Before lubing the tracks, take a rag and wipe down the insides to remove any excess build-up of dirt or grime. Lightly spray each side from top to bottom.

Door Hinges - Most garage doors use metal hinges at their pivot points. Make sure these get lubricated as well. Do not add lubrication to plastic hinges. The chemicals in the lubrication can break down some plastics prematurely.

Rollers - If the garage door rollers are made of all metal then give them a nice dose of lube. However, if you have upgraded nylon rollers, only apply a small amount of lube to the bearings. Try to avoid getting lube on the nylon parts.

If you’re searching for affordable and trusted garage door service in the Palm Springs area, continue reading to learn why you should call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service.

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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. 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!

September 1, 2017
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Garage Doors Need Lube Too

The loud banging, horrible screeching, and constant groaning of a noisy garage door system will drive you crazy. This is especially true if you have to listen to it first thing in the morning or as soon as you get home from work. Furthermore, a noisy garage unit makes any living space above or beside it unbearable. Does this sound familiar? However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you keep the mechanically working parts of your door lubed and tuned up, your garage door system will run quietly and efficiently for many years. We’re going to tell you more about this below and in our next post. If you’re searching for affordable and dependable Indio CA garage door repair or service, call 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 now for free phone estimates.

The Why And How Of Garage Door Lube

One common misconception that we hear a lot from homeowners is believing that their garage door system is going to be noisy by nature. It’s just something they figure they’ll have to live with. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Making this miscalculation can create a loud, chaotic, and unpleasant home life. Now granted, there will always be a small amount of noise produced when opening and closing the door, but nothing loud enough to be considered annoying by any means.

When your garage door unit starts to make these horrible sounds, that means your system needs a tune-up and lubrication. In our next post, we will be discussing the secrets on what parts of your garage you can lubricate without the help of a professional. Click here to jump ahead. If your garage doors need to be repaired, or you need to schedule garage door service, please keep reading to see how Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service can help you save time and money!

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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.

August 10, 2017
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Convert Your Extension Springs With Hanson Overhead

Over the course of the last few posts, we’ve been talking about the dangers of extension spring systems. Many older garage door units come with these. They’re the long springs that run along the horizontal door tracks. They can be extremely dangerous. If your garage door is still using this type of spring system, converting to a torsion system is a smart idea and wise investment. Read on to learn why. If you’re searching for dependable Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, service, or even new installation quotes this summer, call Hanson. Our low prices and unbeatable customer service will save you money and lots of time!

Convert Your Old Springs To Torsion Today

Cost Versus Safety

Some of you reading might be wondering if upgrading is worth the cost, especially if your older extension springs are still functioning. Yes, the safety reasons far outweighs the cost factors. If an extension spring breaks, it can cause major damage to both property and people. We’ve seen broken extension springs break windows, damage the paint on cars, and even shoot through drywall. Furthermore, if you’re in the presence of an extension spring when it breaks, then you can get seriously injured.

You don’t have to worry about any of that with torsion spring systems. Torsion systems are way more safer than extension springs. Converting usually costs between $300 and $500 depending on the size of the springs and the weight of the door. This is a small price for peace of mind compared to the risk of severe property damage or loss of life.

Furthermore, maintaining the torsion spring system requires less effort and is also safer. All you need to do is apply garage door grease to the springs every 6 – 12 months and call Hanson Overhead for an annual tune-up. Our 44 Point Signature Tune-Up ensures that your entire garage door system is working efficiently. Annual servicing will greatly increase the lifespan of your springs, motor, and garage door.

For more information about why converting extension springs to torsion is smart, be sure to check out the other posts in this series. You’ll find them linked below.

If you’re searching for a garage door service company that you can trust and depend on, please keep reading to see why calling Hanson Overhead is a great idea.

Quality Thousand Palms CA Garage Door Repair, Service and Installation

Does your existing garage door need service or repair? Does it have too many dents and other problems? Do you want a new garage door? Need to convert your spring system? Call the trusted experts at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. You’ll love our fast, friendly, and free estimates for Thousand Palms CA garage door repair, service, and installation.

At Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service, we offer affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and local expertise for all of Riverside County. If you’re in a jam and need help anytime, be sure to use our twenty-four hour service. We’re here to help you out when your family needs it most. Our friendly reps are standing by, so don’t wait any longer. Call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service today.