How to loosen and reset the emergency cord on a garage door

Posted 2/5/2020

Every once in awhile you may find yourself with a garage door that you need to move manually due to a failure in the garage door parts, engine or power supply. Sometimes your power is off, sometimes there may be an actual emergency, other times you may just need to check to see if your garage door is broken. At Precision Door of Spokane, we want to make sure that whatever you owe to pulling the emergency cord on your garage door, you properly unplug your garage door opener and have the ability to resubmit the garage door later. Below are some simple instructions so you know exactly how to quickly reset your garage door.

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What to expect from your garage door opener

Posted 2/4/2020

You may have a good idea how long your garage door will last, but what about the life of the opening device itself? Whether you want to replace an old garage door opener or are curious about the new one you just bought, we've found a few guidelines for what to expect from your garage door opener.

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Four Common Reasons Your Garage Door May Need Service

Posted 6/19/2017

Unsure if you need to have your garage door serviced? Check out these 4 commons reasons you may be due for a tune-up.

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Why won't my garage door close?

Posted 7/11/2016

If you're wondering why your garage door isn't closing and the lights are flashing, this video will explain the most likely causes.

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Don't invite criminals in. Close your Garage Door.

Posted 5/31/2015

In a typical night, it doesn't take long for Hilliard Police Officer Brandon Long to find an open garage for any thief to just walk in.

"It invites people to come in. It's more or less a shopping spree," he said. "We've had people say they've been told by other people -- hey go to this neighborhood or go to that neighborhood for some opportunity."

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What is your garage door telling you?

Posted 5/31/2015

Most every household item has a way of "telling" us if it needs a little attention. Door hinges squeak when they need a shot of WD-40. Showerheads leak if they need a new gasket or tightening. The toilet runs and runs when the flapper needs changing. The same goes for your garage door and motor.

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Garage Door Myths and Facts

Posted 1/26/2014

So many times I hear things and asked about garage doors and openers that people have heard from their uncle, the guy down the street, Bob the handy man and installers that is either out dated or straight up not true, but still believe in it. I will try to clear some of all the confusion here.

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I just bought a garage door opener, now what?

Posted 11/2/2013

So you got a DIY opener online or picked it up at Home Depot, Lowes or Costco and now it need to be installed.  You are the handy person in the house, then this will be a good Saturday project for you, but if you don’t know what end to use on a Phillips screw driver, I strongly recommend calling some to do the job.

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A Brief Tutorial on Garage Door Safety and Installation

Posted 7/6/2013

Garage Doors - A Brief Tutorial on Garage Door Safety and Installation

By Michael Panish

As a door expert witness, I am called upon many times a year to evaluate garage door injuries. Garage doors come in many shapes and sizes. Their functions range from basic security of an area to cosmetic concealment.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Garage Door Materials

Posted 7/6/2013

Build Your Garage: Advantages and Disadvantages of Garage Lift Door Types and Garage Door Materials

By JB Anthony

Relative to how often your garage is being used, a garage owner may have to replace his or her garage door at least once in its lifetime. It is important for garage owners to know the different garage door types and its make so that he or she may be able to choose the best alternative based on the purpose for which the garage was built.

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