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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!

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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.

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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.

August 7, 2017
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Why Converting Extension Springs To Torsion Is Smart

Welcome back to our continuing series on why converting your extension springs to a torsion system is a good idea. In our last post, we covered the safety issues with extension springs and discussed how this type of spring system can ultimately fail because of all of the moving parts. We hope you’ll go back and read it soon. Today we’re going to talk about a few more reasons why converting your springs to a safer torsion system is a smart idea. Let’s take a closer look. If you are needing 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.

Torsion Springs Are A Smart Investment

Extension Springs Extend – Torsion Springs Turn

Another safety benefit you’ll receive by converting to torsion springs is how they operate. Extension springs stretch themselves out when the door closes. This creates a very dangerous and high risk environment. Torsion springs turn, or rotate, when the door opens and closes. There is very little danger of property getting damaged or people getting injured when the garage door is in use.

Longevity

Extension springs just do not last as long as torsion springs. These types of springs typically only have a cycle life of around 10,000 uses. This means that if you use the door four times a day then the springs will last about seven years. Torsion springs can last you a lot longer as long as their weighted correctly and you keep them maintained. Most torsion spring sets can handle 15 – 20,000 cycles. You do the math. Torsion springs give you a lot more for your money.

For more information on the benefits of torsion springs, check out our next post by clicking here.

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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 loves our affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and trusted expertise. Call Hanson today to for more information.

August 3, 2017
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Extension Springs Are Dangerous – Convert To Torsion

A residential garage door system will use springs to help the motor open and close the door. Older units use extension springs while all newer models use a torsion type. Extension springs run along the sides of the garage door’s tracks and uses a system of pulleys. Torsion springs are typically located above the door’s opening and uses less parts. When we are called to install a new garage door, in almost 100% of all installs we use torsion systems. The reasons are many, but mostly because they’re just safer for the homeowner and the technician installing them. If you have an extension spring system in your garage, we suggest that you convert to a torsion system. Here’s why. Do you want to convert your extension springs to a torsion system? Call Hanson Overhead for best prices on Palm Springs garage door repair. You’ll love our friendly service and unbeatable prices.

Why You Should Convert Your Extension Springs To Torsion

Extension Spring Systems Have More Moving Parts

The more moving parts that have to be used in a mechanical system means more opportunities for breakdowns to occur. Extension spring systems utilizes many more parts than a torsion system. For instance, torsion systems do not use any pulleys, open eye bolts, or restraint forks.

Extension Springs Are More Dangerous Than Torsion Springs

Some of the most common Palm Springs garage door repair calls we get are regarding broken springs. We replace hundreds of pairs of springs each year. When a torsion spring breaks, you’ll hear a loud bang. It might even sound a little scary, like a gunshot or something similar. When the torsion spring breaks it will stay contained. The parts will remain on the shaft instead of flying off. However, when an extension spring breaks, the destruction created can be incredible. The end result can be serious damage to you or your property. In fact, an extension spring can kill you if it breaks while you’re working on it. Torsion systems are much more safer for you, your family, and your property.

For more information on why you should convert your extension springs to torsion, click here for part two of this series. If you need affordable garage door repair or service that you can depend on, call today for free estimates. Keep reading to see why we’re considered to be the number one choice garage door repair in Palm Springs.

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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.

July 23, 2017
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Installing New Garage Safety Sensors

If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve been talking about your garage safety sensors over the course of the last few blogs. If you’re wanting to learn more, you’ll find these topics linked at the bottom. We’ve discussed the importance and function of the sensors and how to troubleshoot them for any operating problems. Today we’re focusing on how to install a new set of these safety sensors. Are you tired of looking for reputable repair, service or installation pricing for your Palm Springs garage doors? Save time by calling Hanson Overhead. We’ve been serving Riverside County for many years, and you’ll love our friendly service, affordable prices, and free estimates.

How To Install New Garage Safety Sensors

Before doing any electrical work, it’s always a good idea to cut off the power at the circuit breaker to the area you’re working in.

First, detach the existing mounting brackets holding the safety sensors on each side of the track. You’ll find the in the bottom left and right corners. The brackets should pop right off with a little force. Next, either cut or separate the connected wires at the back of the sensors from the wires running out of, or down, the wall.

Loosen the wing nut that is holding the existing sensor in the bracket and remove it from the bracket along with the existing carriage bolt.

Attach your existing carriage bolt to the new sensor.

Slid the new sensor and bolt configuration back into the bracket. Hand-tighten the wing nut to the carriage bolt. This will secure the new sensor to the bracket.

Reattach the bracket by clipping it back onto the tracks. Place them about 6 inches above the floor.

Next, cut the new wire to the proper length. Strip away some of the insulation and attach the black to black and white to white. Use a wire nut or electrical tape to safely finish off the wire connections.

Finally, cut the power back on and ensure the safety sensors are operation. Be sure to come back soon for our next post. We’ll be talking about how to align your new safety sensors. For more information about the safety sensors in your garage, and how to troubleshoot them for issues, please take a look at these blogs linked below.

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

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. 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!

July 19, 2017
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Troubleshooting Garage Door Safety Sensors, Continued

Your garage’s safety sensors play a critical role in how the unit operates. If they’re not working properly, your garage door will not close. We discussed this in more detail in our last post. Click here to go back and read it. Below you’re going to find some troubleshooting tips that will help you diagnose a garage door safety sensor issue. If you’re needing Palm Springs garage door repair, service, or would like to discuss a new door installation, please call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service. Let us give you a free quote! You’ll love our extremely low prices and unbeatable customer service.

How To Troubleshoot Garage Safety Sensors

Evaluate The Problem – Do your best to diagnose the problem in a scientific like manner. If the garage door is only opening properly, but not closing, then it’s more than likely a sensor issue.

Checking For Obstructions – If an object is blocking any part of the invisible light beam that’s running between the two sensors, the door will not close. This can happen more frequently than you would think. Be sure to remove any items that could be blocking the path, even slightly. If it still will not close, keep reading.

Locate The Sensors – The photoelectric safety sensors will be located on the bottom right and left of the garage door opening. They will kind of look like small cameras.

Check The Power – Once you’ve located the safety sensors, make sure they have power running to them. You can do this by checking the LED on each sensor. For LiftMaster sensors, one should be lit green and the other one should show an amber color. If the green one is dim or flickering, check again for obstructions. If there is no obstructions, the sensors might be out of alignment. If the LEDs are not showing a color, check the wiring.

Check The Sensor Alignment – The sensors can easily get bumped out of alignment. Try adjusting the unlit sensor by moving it a little up or down with your hand. If the sensor’s light comes back on, the door should work properly again.

Check The Sensor Wiring – If there is no color running to the LEDs, locate the wires that run behind each sensor. The sensor wires should be connected to other wires running into the wall. Make sure all of the wires have a good connection. You may want to even restrip the sensor wires and reconnect them. You should also check the sensor wires that plugged into the back of the garage door opener. They should be seated snugly.

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Looking to have your garage door serviced or repaired this summer? Wondering about getting a new garage door? Tired of searching for a reputable service provider? Call Hanson Overhead! We’d love to come out and take measurements or give you 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. Let our highly-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.

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July 18, 2017
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Troubleshooting Garage Door Safety Sensors

Indio CA Garage Door Repair Is your garage door not closing correctly? Does it start to close, but then reopens? Before call a garage door technician, it’s a good idea to first check the unit’s safety sensors. These are the two camera looking things located on the floor by each side of the opening. Here’s how you troubleshoot the safety sensors. If you’re searching for affordable Indio CA garage door repair or service, call Hanson Overhead for big savings. 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 a free estimate.

The Purpose Of Garage Door Opener’s Safety Sensors

All garage door openers manufactured for the U.S since 1993 must include a secondary safety reversing system. This is what the photoelectric eyes, or safety sensors, are for.

The photo eyes consist of 2 sensors located on both sides of the door. They are to always be mounted no higher than six inches above the floor. One sensor shoots a beam of invisible light directly at the other one. When the garage door is closing, the safety sensors are used to detect obstructions in the beam. If a person, pet, vehicle, or other object interrupts the light beam, the circuit is broken. This will makes the door stop closing and reverse back to its open position. This is to prevent property damage or injury.

The safety sensors are delicate devices. In the next post on this subject, we’ll get into the troubleshooting tips. Click here for part two. 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.

July 11, 2017
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More Options For Garage Air Conditioners

Keeping your garage cool and comfortable is crucial if you’re working out of it or have it converted as entertainment or living space. That’s why we’ve been dedicating a lot of space here recently on filling you all in how to achieve this with AC options and other tips. Earlier this month we talked about the benefits of having an AC in the garage. In our last post we talked about the dangers of using your home’s HVAC and mini-split systems. Read it here. Below we’ll be discussing window and portable units. 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.

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Window Units – Do you have windows in the walls of your garage? If so, a window AC unit might be your best and most affordable option. Window AC units do not require the help from electricians or HVAC contractors. You also do not have to cut any holes in your garage walls. A window unit isn’t going to cool off a giant space, but it will do the job you’re looking for if you’re needing temporary relief. Just plan on cutting on your window unit a few minutes before you’re going to be using the space.

Portable AC Units – Portable AC units are another option that costs a lot less than a new HVAC or mini-split system. However, it has it’s drawback. Portable air conditioners also need to vent out the warm air. You can use a window if you have them in your garage. If not, a hole will need to be drilled. Portable AC units are also not as efficient as the other options so evaluate carefully.

We hope that our last few posts will help you make the right AC decision for your garage cooling needs. If you have more questions, give us a call for more information. For other tips on cooling off your garage, please visit back with our previous posts linked below. If you have a good garage cooling tip, feel free to post it in the comments below.

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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 to 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.

July 6, 2017
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Garage Air Conditioners

Welcome back to our series on garage space air conditioners. In our last post we talked about the many benefits you can reap by having AC in your garage and what you should plan for before getting started. Check it out by clicking here. Below we will be listing the different types of options you have. If you need affordable Palm Springs CA garage door repair and service, call the experts at Hanson. You’ll save lots of money and time by choosing Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service!

Garage Air Conditioner Options

First, a warning about air conditioners in your garage. If you’re doing this yourself or hiring a contractor, do not try to tap into your home’s HVAC. This might seem like an easy and good idea. It’s not. Extending the length of ductwork through the side of the home and into the garage without a return can depressurize your home. This creates areas with negative pressure, thus making it harder to regulate your home’s comfort levels and keep energy costs down. Air from the outside will constantly be sucked in to relive the negative pressure areas.

However, there is a way to do this correctly and you’ll need to speak with an HVAC expert first. It might require you upgrading your entire home’s HVAC system. The extra cooling space could mean needing a larger HVAC to handle the load.

Other HVAC Options

Mini-Split System – This might be a good option for you to consider if you do not want to involve your home’s HVAC. A mini-split system is fairly easy to install. However, you will need to cut a hole through the wall for operational purposes. For a handy DIY person, expect to spend about a full day installing it.

For more garage AC options, click here to read our next post. For other tips on cooling off your garage, please visit back with our previous posts linked below.

If you’re having a problem with your garage door, please keep reading to see why Hanson Overhead is the most trusted garage door contractor in Riverside County.

Affordable and Dependable Palm Springs CA Garage Door Repair For Summer

If you need the most affordable, reliable, and highly rated Palm Springs CA garage door repair and service, look no further than Hanson Overhead this summer. We’re the garage door service experts for Riverside County. Customers love our 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency hotline, friendly customer service, and great prices. You can always depend on the professionals at Hanson Overhead to help you with all of your garage door repair needs.

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July 1, 2017
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Breaking Down Garage AC Options

It gets really hot out here in our part of California during the summer. In July, the average temperature in Palm Dessert is a scorching 108 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re working in a garage, dealing with the temps can be brutal. That’s why it might be a good idea to install an air conditioner in your garage this year. Over the course of the next few posts we’ll be breaking down everything you need to know about your garage AC options. If you’re searching for the best Palm Desert CA garage door service and repair, you should call the experts at Hanson Overhead! Our friendly technicians and affordable prices sets us apart from the competition. Call now for a free quote

What You Should Know About AC In Your Garage

Before you install an air conditioner in your garage, think about insulation needs first. There’s no need to spend the money on a cooling system if all of the cold air is going to escape and leak out. Sealing the gaps and adding insulation will help keep the hot air outside and the trap the cool air inside. This factor will also help you regulate the temperatures inside the garage much easier. If possible, the insulation should be added to the space above the ceiling, the walls, and even the garage door.

People use their garages for all sorts of reasons. We’ve seen home-based businesses, living spaces, home-gyms, man-caves, movie rooms, and even cars inside of people’s garages. That’s why there are several benefits for adding AC to your garage. The space will become much more tolerable and comfortable.

Even the rooms surrounding the garage will benefit from having it air conditioned. Hot air will not leak into the rest of the home when the garage is temperature controlled. This could also help you cut energy costs.

Ready learn more about garage air conditioners? Check out our next post. For more tips on cooling off your garage, please visit back with our previous posts linked below.

If you need the most dependable and affordable garage door service or repair in 2017, keep reading to see why Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service should be your number one choice.

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The Palm Desert CA garage door service and repair experts at Hanson Overhead are ready to assist you with a free estimate. We even offer 24 hour emergency services to help you out in a bind. Be sure to schedule your annual tune-up to keep your garage doors working properly. Contact our friendly technicians today to find out how we can help you protect, repair, or service your garage door.

June 16, 2017
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More Father’s Day Garage Gifts

Palm Springs Garage Doors Welcome back to our blog on garage related gifts for Father’s Day. In our last post, we covered garage storage related gifts so dad has a safe place to organize all of is sports and outdoors gear. Take a minute to read over it for some great ideas.

Today we’re continuing with even more Father’s Day gifts that your garage loving dad will enjoy. Are you tired of searching for repair, service or installation pricing for Palm Springs garage doors? Save time by calling Hanson Overhead. We’ve been serving Riverside County for many years, and you’ll love our friendly service, affordable prices, and free estimates.

Palm Springs Garage Gifts For Father’s Day

The Man Cave Garage

If your dad uses his garage as his man cave, then your gift ideas are endless. There’s lots of things for you to choose from.

If your dad likes to play his music, then think about a bluetooth enabled speaker system for his garage. This will let him play his favorite songs directly from his smartphone, tablet or computer. Here’s a few different types on Amazon. If he likes to stream sports online, then he can also play the audio from these speakers instead of his device.

If dad likes to watch sports in his garage, then think about upgrading his TV. Small flat screen TVs start at around $75 from BestBuy.

If he’s streaming sports in the garage, then be sure to get him a TV that his laptop or device can connect to. This will make watching the game more fun. Another great gift idea for dads who stream in the garage is a WiFi booster. These awesome devices extend the range and strength of your wireless internet. You can get these for around $25 on Amazon.

Keep you dad’s drinks cold with a new fridge for his garage. This will keep dad from taking over the inside fridge, and he’ll finally be able to retire his garage cooler. Small refrigerators come in many different colors and sizes. Here’s a few examples from Amazon.

We hope these last two posts help you find a few great garage related gifts for your dad this Father’s Day. If you have a great gift idea, please share it in the comments below. If you’re searching for an affordable and trusted garage door service company in the Palm Springs area, continue on to see why you should call Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service.

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. 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!