It’s a filthy night, and the rain is driving against the windscreen as you enter the driveway to be confronted by the stark reality that you will have to get out of the car to open the door before you can enter the dryness of your garage. Moments later, you slump back into the [...]
Look on any Crime Prevention website, and it will identify the garage door as one of the weak points in home security that burglars target as an easier point of entry into a building. The reason is that our security measures for normal house doors and windows have been beefed-up over the years, with [...]
It’s a chore we all put off, but sooner or later seeing that dull area of discoloured or peeling paint as we drive up to it after a hard day’s work means that we need to put a day aside for the inevitable. Unless, of course, you have an artistic side and a couple of weeks to spare, in which case you might want to consider an alternative, like Ferrari enthusiast Chris Smart from Hampshire.
You’re late for work, you’ve grabbed your gear in a hurry, and you’re walking towards the garage pressing the button on the remote keyfob to get to your car - but nothing is happening; in fact you’ve probably pressed the button a dozen times by now, and still nothing has happened. What do you do?
The one thing that can be virtually guaranteed in life is that if something is going to go wrong, it will occur at the time you least need it to happen. So when you’re late for that appointment and the garage door refuses to budge with your car inside, what do you do?
What are the most obvious things to look out for that would signal an impending major failure of your garage door before that happens? The most common problems that lead to major failures are springs wearing out, sticking mechanisms and automated doors failing to open or close, so here are a few simple tests that should tell that you need to act before the worst happens.