Garage Door Long Island Garage Door Installers Long Island Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:57:10 +0000 en hourly 1 Glass Garage Doors Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:50:19 +0000 There are many of creative ways to use garage doors. Especially glass ones. Glass garage doors have become much more common in residential applications. Typically, the doors are constructed in a paneled design with a grid pattern separating the panes of glass. The grids can be fabricated from wood or metal, similar to window frames. Glass garage doors are designed to be strong and tamper-resistant, with several opacity options from which to choose, including clear, frosted and tinted colors. Glass garage doors are also solar treatments that encourage thermal heat gain.

Installing Glass Garage Doors In Unconventional Spaces

Glass is the preferred material for those converting garages into rooms or studios, and certainly for those installing garage doors in unconventional spaces because of their clean, modern aesthetic and the fact that they act as an enormous window when closed, bringing in all kinds of natural light.
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Glass Garage Doors For Interior Use

Glass Garage Doors Inspiring Indoor and Outdoor Spaces. Or as one costumer told us :”If I had it my way, my whole house would be made of these doors”.

Glass Garage Doors Open Up Interior Spaces –  Using a remote control, the glass door opens overhead allowing traffic to flow during gatherings. Closed, it creates an attractive wall of windows, adding a panoramic view to any living space.

Contemporary glass garage doors are becoming a growing alternative to traditional “hinged” patio doors as architects, contractors and interior designers look for new ways to seamlessly merge indoor and let the outdoor come into the living spaces. This type of garage doors is very versatile and can be used for a variety of projects and this is why these doors are so versatile and popular.

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Adjusting Sectional Garage Door Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:45:08 +0000 OVERHEAD garage doors that roll up in hinged sections or panels are far more popular than the one-piece, canopy-type doors, even though one-piece doors are generally cheaper. Sectional doors are more reliable and less likely to break down or need frequent adjustment. However, spring tension will have to be increased eventually, and rollers or other moving parts will need lubrication or tightening.

All the panels in a sectional overhead door are joined together with hinges. The end hinges have rollers attached to them, and these rollers move along the inside of tracks that are mounted to the garage door frame on each side of the door. The tracks run up vertically on each side to a little above the top of the door, then continue horizontally back inside the garage, as illustrated in the drawing.

Most overhead sectional doors of this type have two large springs, one on each side, that serve to counterbalance the weight of the door so it can be easily opened by anyone, and so it won’t come crashing down uncontrollably when you start to close it. If the door is properly balanced and the springs properly adjusted, you should be able to lift it about three feet off the ground and let go. It should then start to sink slowly back down – or it may just stay where it was when you released it. If it falls rapidly, or if it starts to fly up by itself, then the spring tension needs to be adjusted.

All springs lose tension as they age, so it is only natural that they will require some adjustment to increase tension after a few years of normal wear. Also, wood doors tend to absorb moisture, which adds to their weight, and each time the door is painted, several pounds more weight are added on – all factors that change the amount of tension needed. And sometimes springs break entirely, so they must be replaced (always replace both springs even if only one is broken, otherwise the door will be unbalanced).

Unlike the one-piece doors described in last week’s column, sectional or roll-up doors like the one illustrated here have the springs mounted overhead. They extend horizontally alongside the tracks on each side, with one end of the spring attached to a metal bracket or hook on the far end of the horizontal track. The other end of the spring is attached to a pulley over which a cable travels.

One end of this cable is attached to a bracket at the top which has a number of adjustment holes in it (for shortening the cable when desired). The other end of the cable is attached to the bottom of the door on each side after traveling over another fixed pulley that serves as a guide.

One of the most common problems with doors of this type is that the cables jump off one or more of the pulleys over which they travel, so check this first if the door does not work smoothly. If inspection shows that the cables are all right, then check the rollers that are attached to the door hinges to see if the mounting bolts that hold them in place are loose. This will cause the rollers to wobble inside their tracks and can cause binding or sticking in places.

The same holds true if rollers need lubrication, or if tracks are clogged with dirt and debris, so check all these items before assuming that the springs need adjusting.

When spring tension does have to be increased because the tension is no longer strong enough to counterbalance the weight of the door, the first thing to do is raise the door as high as it will go, then prop it open with a long board braced against the floor, or by wedging blocks inside the track. The springs will now be under practically no tension because the cables to which the springs are attached will be slack or almost slack. To increase tension in the springs, you have to shorten these cables so as to stretch the springs more while the door is all the way up.

Adjusting Sectional Garage Door

On most doors, the cable ends are attached to the brackets at each side in one of two ways: either the cable goes through one of a series of holes and then is secured there with a knot, or the cable will be attached to a large S-hook that fits into one of a series of adjustment holes in the bracket.

To shorten cables (and thus increase tension) on those that are knotted, simply cut off the knot, then shorten the cable by the amount required and tie a new knot to hold it in place. To shorten those that are attached with an S-hook, pull the hook out and move it over one or two holes until you have stretched the spring by the desired amount. If the hook is already in its last hole, then the cable may have to be cut shorter. Just remember that when you do this, you are dealing with powerful springs that can exert quite a bit of tension, so exercise caution and wear heavy gloves while working with cables, pulleys and springs.

Sometimes, no matter how much you shorten the cable, the tension will still be too weak. If this happens, it means that new springs are required. They are sold in many hardware stores, home centers and lumber yards.

Some sectional or roll-up type doors have a single large torsion spring across the top of the door, instead of a pair of tension springs on each side as described above. Torsion springs are wound up like a window shade spring, instead of being stretched like a tension spring.

This type of torsion spring is under extremely high tension and must be wound up (when necessary to increase tension) by using a heavy metal bar that fits into a hole in one end of the spring barrel. This can be dangerous, especially if the bar accidentally slips away from you. That’s why tightening this type of spring is no job for amateurs – it calls for extreme caution, special tools and a considerable amount of skill. A professional garage-door serviceman should be called in to do the job.

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Garage Door Service Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:23:17 +0000 garage door installation ]]> 0 Garage Door Inspection Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:40:54 +0000 At Suffolk Garage Door –  We pride ourselves on our service!

Part of the solution is to avoid the problem.

To function effectively, garage doors rely on torsion or extension springs, which are wound very tightly to generate enough tension on the door to make it lift. Most modern doors possess safety mechanisms to keep a snapping spring from flying free and causing injury. That said, these don’t mitigate every risk. If you attempt to repair a malfunctioning door, you could put yourself in harm’s way. Conventional garage doors also have bottom brackets, which are under extreme tension. If someone deliberately or accidentally loosens one of these brackets, serious injury may occur.

A professional garage door service can help you side-step serious problems by providing experienced service you can count on.

Sometimes homeowners don’t realize their garage doors is not functioning the right way until there is a problem.

Most problems can be avoided by regular Garage Door Inspection.

Garage Door Inspection

Garage Door Check Includes:

Check-mark copy Garage Door Balance

Check-mark copy Hinges

Check-mark copy Torsion Spring

Check-mark copy Cables – checking for frays and wear

Check-mark copy Door Sensors

Check-mark copy Overall Garage Door Condition

During an inspection, we’ll perform a safety checklist:

  • Adjust spring and secure it.
  • Hinges for splits, cracks and wear.
  • Ensure that bolts and screws are secure.
  • Visually inspect springs, looking for problems and signs of wear.
  • Evaluate the force setting or sensitivity of the garage door opener to ensure that it’s safe and functioning properly.
  • Lubricate all moving parts according to the manufacturer’s precise specifications.

Garage Door Inspection

  • Inspect the roller wheels to look for excessive wear or noise.
  • Inspect the tracks and adjust the spacing and alignment if necessary.
  • Inspect pulleys on extension spring doors and cable drums on torsion spring doors.
  • Inspect the bottom brackets looking for rust and excessive wear.

Long Island Garage Door with Great Services:

  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Same Day Repair
  • Torsion Spring Replacement
  • Garage Door Tune-up and Inspection
  • Repair of Existing Openers
  • Repair Off-Track Doors
  • Repair Sagging Doors
  • Panel Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Sectional Replacement
  • Cable Replacement
  • Garage Door Maintenance
  • Weather Seals – Top, Sides and Bottom

Answering any question about gate repair or installation with patient and respect.

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How To Choose Commercial Garage Door Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:32:23 +0000 Which type of door should you specify? Select the garage door type that best fits your project needs by using this helpful guide by Suffolk, Long Island Garage Door.

Sectional Doors – Commercial sectional garage doors are appropriate when thermal efficiency and security are a concern, where window space is desired for light or visibility, or simply for aesthetic reasons. Sectional garage doors also operate quietly and generate little noise in windy applications. They require significant backroom or headroom, depending on the application. The Raynor family of steel sectional garage doors includes thermal, ribbed, rail and stile, and raised panel doors. Raynor sectional products are a perfect fit for commercial and industrial loading dock door applications.

Rolling Doors Commercial rolling doors are appropriate in demanding environments requiring maximum durability and security. Because of minimal backroom, headroom and sideroom requirements, rolling doors are able to fit in tight spaces not appropriate for sectional doors. Constructed of interlocking slats that wind around a barrel, the rolling door family includes service doors and counter shutters. Security grilles also fit into this category.

Fire Doors – Featuring some of the same construction characteristics as rolling doors, commercial fire doors are specified in facilities that require a listed fire door in a rated fire wall. Fire doors are normally provided with fusible links that automatically release to close the door at 165 F. Smoke and heat detectors or a building’s alarm system can also trigger the door’s descent. The fire door family includes both service doors and counter shutters.

Traffic Doors – Similar in construction to a rolling service door, traffic doors feature a high-strength fabric, rather than a metal, curtain. This allows for doors to achieve faster speeds when traveling, which make them ideal for high cycle applications. Also, if contact is made with the door forcing it out of its guides, it is easily replaced without a service call.

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Garage Door and Opener Manufacturer List Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:30:55 +0000 Full Garage Door Service – Tel: 631-488-0666

Same day services. Quality parts and products. Garage Door Repairs. Broken Garage Door Springs.


Carriage House Garage Door Manufacturers

Manufacturers of carriage house garage doors Website
Amarr Garage Doors
C.H.I. Overhead Doors
Clopay Building Products
Delden Garage Doors
Midland Garage Door
Northwest Door
Overhead Door
Wayne Dalton

Contemporary Garage Door Manufacturers

Manufacturers of contemporary garage doors Website
Amarr Garage Doors
C.H.I. Overhead Doors
Clopay Building Products
Delden Garage Doors
Northwest Door
Overhead Door
Wayne Dalton

Raised Panel Garage Door Manufacturers

Manufacturers of raised panel garage doors Website
Amarr Garage Doors
C.H.I. Overhead Doors
Clopay Building Products
Delden Garage Doors
Midland Garage Door
Northwest Door
Overhead Door
Wayne Dalton

Garage Door Opener and Accessories Manufacturers

Manufacturers of garage door openers Website
ADH Guardian USA
Napoleon/Lynx (Automatic Doorman)
Overhead Door
Sommer USA
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Garage Door Long Island Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:25:13 +0000 From commercial and industrial Rolling Doors and access systems to residential Garage Doors and Openers, our Garage Door Long Island door service combines quality, modern products with reliable service to consistently give home and business owners confidence and peace of mind.

Garage Door Long Island has been servicing customers in the area of Nassau and Suffolk County for many years.  Our technicians are licensed and insured and have many years of experience in the garage door business and they are very knowladgable.  Long Island Garage Door technicians specialize in garage installation, garage repair, garage replacement and garage hardware replacement. Our local garage door company in Suffolk, Long Island, NY provides the most efficient friendly customer service and provides durable garage repair and installations. Our around the clock emergency services is a phone call away!

Residential Overhead Garage Doors
Commercial Overhead Garage Doors
Carriage House Style Garage Doors
Access Systems for Home Garage Doors and Openers
Loading Dock Equipment
Quality, Dependable Products
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Call 516-284-4020

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Garage Doors Sizes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:18:10 +0000 Standard Residential Garage Doors

Well, normal garage doors measure 8 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet and 10 x 7 feet all around. This is for a normal home with a normal car, truck, SUV, or van parked inside. You should reconsider the specifications for your garage door if you have multiple vehicles, or a large vehicle to park inside.  Garage door manufacturers brand names include: Clopay, Wayne-Dalton and Amarr. Click Here For more info on standard garage door sizes.

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Garage Doors Parts Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:52 +0000 Garage Door Replacement Parts

Garage Door Parts and Garage Door Opener Parts including torsion and extension spring hardware, exhaust ports, weatherstripping, garage door seal and tracks.

Garage Door Part/Accessory Type

  • Door Roller
  • Extension Cable
  • Extension Spring
  • Lock Set
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Mounting Hardware Kits
  • Operating Hardware
  • Push Button
  • Safety Sensor


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Garage Doors Cost Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:37 +0000 Cost to Replace a Garage Door

Garage Door Cost, Garage Door Labor, Garage Door Job Materials and Supplies, Garage Door Debris Disposal Costs

The cost to replace a Garage Door averages $800 – $1400 per door in 2014. This Garage Door Replacement cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages.

Expect to pay in the high end of the $800 – $1400 per door range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Garage Door Replacement: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Garage Door Replacement, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Garage Door Replacement jobs.

The cost estimate does not include:

  • General contractor fees for organizing and supervising the Garage Door Replacement. Add 12.1% to 19.3% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion therof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

How much garage doors should cost

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