Learn Curious Facts About Garage Doors07/30/2013 Back To Blog
We see and use our garage door each day every day several times per day and rarely stop to think about this great invention. Most of the time we take our garage doors for granted without even realizing how much difficult our life would be without garage door to “protect” us, our homes and our cars. In fact the only time we stop and actually think about our garage doors is when the same are broken or are giving us hard time or just refuse to go up and down when we want them to. Well this is not fair and this is why we have decided to write a small post dedicated entirely to our garage doors.
First garage door ever
The first concept or idea of garage doors dates way back to the years 450 BC. During this period people still were far from inventing a motor vehicle but what they did invent were the chariots and gatehouses that were used to store the chariots. These gatehouses can be considered as the first prototypes of the modern garages. The first modern examples of the garage doors, somewhat similar to nowadays garage doors have appeared in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Garage door parts
Garage doors are made up of so many parts that it is almost impossible to identify and count all of them. According to rough estimates there are over three hundred smaller and bigger elements within a standard garage doors. Some of those parts are garage door bearings, garage door rollers, garage door cables, garage door tracks, bottom seals, fasteners, garage door hinges, garage door panels, garage door sockets…
Garage door problems
There are various things that may go wrong with your garage doors. There are also things that seem to go wrong more often than some other things. One of very frequent issues people experience with their garage doors is that their garage door is hard to open and does not open or close smoothly. Other equally frequent issues include bent garage door tracks, broken door rails, garage door cable snapped, garage door cable off the drum and broken garage door springs.
Garage door repair companies
When one of the above mentioned things occur what you need to do is to immediately fix it. The thing with garage door issues is that you cannot delay them unless you want to mess up your daily routine entirely. Once the problem occurs it calls for immediate reaction and solutions. Basically there are two ways to cope with your garage door issue and that is by trying to fix it on your own or by calling for professional help. Unless you are completely, utterly, hundred per cent broke the more secure and very often the cheaper solution is to get professional service provider to fix whatever it is that went wrong on your garage door. You do not need to call the garage door contractor to change your garage door remote batteries off course or to change the socket and similar; however when it comes to changing springs, replacing garage door panels and similar you are definitely better of with professionals on your side.