How are we Creative?

Every once in a while, a customer jokingly asks me if we’re actually “creative”. It’s a fair question considering that there can’t be too much creativity involved in a standard service like garage doors, right?

Usually I answer that we come up with creative solutions to interesting problems.

Sometimes we have to deal with unusual door sizes, outdated garage doors, short ceilings, etc. Recently we even installed a door where the concrete had yet to be laid. We’ve also taken it upon ourselves to build and install custom doors.

Recently, we had a customer ask if we could install a door inside their kitchen instead of a standard window (see picture below)

Aluminum Full View Door as Kitchen Window

Ultimately, what makes us live up to the name ‘Creative Garage Doors’ is that we’re willing to attempt challenges that other companies might ignore and we will do our best to find solutions where others might give up.

 

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Only 3 Weeks Left!

Only 3 Weeks Left!

  • Chris is training for a half marathon in order to raise support for Burning Through Pages. So we are partnering with him and this opportunity will go until he runs the Georgetown to Idaho Springs half marathon on August 13th.
  • Creative Garage Doors is going to give you 10% off our services up to $100 for anyone who donates a minimum of $5 to Burning through pages! This is available from June 1st to August 13th.
  • Burning Through Pages is a local non-profit that provides literature, resources, and time to youth organizations in an effort to foster communities of great readers and inspired thinkers. Here is their website:http://www.burningthroughpages.org/

Garage for a Cause!

Training update!

Don’t Forget: Creative Garage Doors is partnering with Burning Through Pages this summer! Here are the details:

  • Our technician, Chris, is training for a half marathon in order to raise support for Burning Through Pages. So we are partnering with him and this opportunity will go until he runs the Georgetown to Idaho Springs half marathon on August 13th.
  • Creative Garage Doors is going to give you 10% off our services up to $100 for anyone who donates a minimum of $5 to Burning through pages! This is available from June 1st to August 13th.
  • Burning Through Pages is a local non-profit that provides literature, resources, and time to youth organizations in an effort to foster communities of great readers and inspired thinkers. Here is their website:http://www.burningthroughpages.org/

Why Choose Creative Garage Doors Over Another Company?

There are many good quality garage door companies out there and we’ll even refer some names to you if we are unable to help! But, unfortunately there are also many that like to take advantage of people.

Just like trying to find a good, honest mechanic, it can be difficult to find a garage door specialist that you can trust.

Here are a few reasons that we’ve demonstrated that we’re a company you can trust:

  • We’ve been around for over 5 years. It is often stated that 80% of businesses fail within the first 5 years. We’ve been around for 7 years and are still going strong and we built our success over honesty, hard work, and always doing what’s best for our customers.
  • We’ve got incredible reviews! Sometimes it’s hard to gauge a company based off of their reviews, but when a company only has positive reviews in multiple places it definitely gives you a little peace of mind. We have outstanding reviews on Google, Yelp, Thumbtack, Angie’s List, Home Adviser and others!
  • Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly technicians. Our technicians are fully trained and always greet you with a warm, friendly smile. They will answer your questions and go above and beyond to make sure that you are a satisfied with the service provided. Our technicians will always treat you courteously and respectfully and they have the knowledge and training to get the job done right.
  • Free Estimates! We are not ashamed of our prices and are always willing to discuss prices over the phone, however if we can’t diagnose the problem over the phone and give you an accurate price, we will happily schedule an appointment to take a look for FREE. We won’t perform a service until we’ve discussed the price with you and have your approval which eliminates your risk and also give you assurance that we stand by the quality of our work and the fairness of our prices.
  • We are a small, local business. If you like to support small businesses, then look no further for your garage door needs! Because of our size, we are able to give a personal touch that many other companies are unable to provide. Being a local company means that we care about the community in which we serve. We love being in Denver and know that home ownership comes with many unexpected expenses and we strive to make those issues a little less stressful so that you can move on with your life.
  • We are confident in our service. All of our services come with a minimum 90 day warranty – and we even warranty some things up to 10 years! That means that if anything goes wrong within the warranty period, we don’t charge you anything to come back and fix it! Our warranties demonstrate that we stand by the service we provide.

Don’t forget about our Summer Promotion! See Details in the previous post!

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It’s Better to Give AND to Receive

Creative Garage Doors is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Burning Through Pages this summer! Here are the details:

  • Our technician, Chris, is training for a half marathon in order to raise support for Burning Through Pages. So we are partnering with him and this opportunity will go until he runs the Georgetown to Idaho Springs half marathon on August 13th.
  • Creative Garage Doors is going to give you 10% off our services up to $100 for anyone who donates a minimum of $5 to Burning through pages! This is available from June 1st to August 13th.

Garage not working properly? Here are a few things to look for to identify the problem:

Door not opening?

The most common reason a door won’t open is because a spring is broken. There are 3 types of springs that are common on garage doors.

  1. Standard Torsion System.

This is the most common type of spring. There is normally one spring on a single car     garage door and two springs on a two car garage door. To identify whether or not it’s broken, look directly above the door and there will be a large black coil. If there is a break in that coil, then you have a broken spring.

  1. Extension Spring System.

These springs are much less common and normally only appear on single car garage doors. To identify whether or not you have a broken extension spring, look to the left and right of the door and there will be one coil on each side. If one of them is broken, it will either be missing, or it won’t be stretched out and will be in two pieces.

  1. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster springs.

These springs are designed exclusively by Wayne Dalton and the springs are actually inside the tube above the door and it is difficult to diagnose without a trained technician on site.

Another reason that your door won’t open is because your Operator is broken (Motor). The best way to test this is to pull the emergency release chord and try to lift the door manually. If you can easily lift the door manually, then there is most likely an issue with the operator.

Door not closing?

  • Most garage door operators have emergency sensors at the base of the track. If these sensors get blocked or moved, then they won’t let the door close. Most operators will stop after less than a foot, move the door back into the up position and the lights will blink 10 times. If you notice this happening, take a look at the sensors and make sure they are pointing directly at each other and that the LED lights on each sensor are lit and steady.
  • Sometimes a door won’t close because there is something causing the door to get stuck on the way down. The best way to test to see if this is the case, release the emergency chord and see if it is easy to close the door manually. If you find that it is difficult and can identify what is blocking the door from closing properly, remove the object and the door should function normally.
  • If it is neither of the above problems, then it is likely that there is an issue with the operator and should be inspected by a technician.

Door making a lot of noise?

  • Due to the fact that there are a lot of moving parts in a garage door, it needs regular tune ups. Often times a tune up requires that the rollers be replaced. Give us a call to come out and tune up your door, or take a look at our “DIY Tune-up” blog!

Give us a call if you have any questions!

303-859-8544

May Promotion – $99 tune up with rollers!

This offer is only available during the month of May, so give us a call ASAP to take advantage of this deal (a $51 savings!).

Special includes:

  • Full Inspection of Door and Operator
  • Tightening of all loose bolts
  • Lubrication of all hinges
  • Replacement of 10 Rollers (standard number of rollers for 7ft. door.)

We look forward to serving you!

-Creative Garage Doors, 303-859-8544

DIY Tune-up

 

What’s the largest moving object in your home? Your garage door. The overhead door will weigh between 150 and 350 pounds and this thing is hanging above you, your children and your car. If it fails, there can be major consequences that you don’t want to deal with. Doing a yearly tune-up can reduce chances of failure greatly, so what do you do?

  • Tighten loose bolts. -There are approximately 80 bolts on your garage door, go through and tighten up each bolt, many times you will find 3-5 bolts about to fall out. This is the most important thing to do yearly
  • Look for bad rollers (wheels). -Rollers are what hold the most weight and they wear out over the years. Here is a picture of a good roller:

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  • and a bad roller that needs replaced:

roller that needs to be replaced

Notice the angle of the wheel. Visual checking in the up position seems to be best.

  • Lastly: spray lubricant in the roller and on the hinges to quiet noise and increase lifespan of roller and hinges. Do not spray lubricant in the track. A small amount goes a long way.

lube hinges location

Give us a call if you have questions or need new rollers!