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Can I Reuse My Old Garage Door Tracks?

by Eileen@1234

Reusing your old garage door tracks might seem like an easy way to save some money when replacing your old or damaged residential garage door. Many homeowners are so strongly tempted to install their new door on their old track that they fail to take into account the safety hazards and risks of their choice. […]

Garage Door Motor Safety Tip #2: Out of Sight is NOT Safe!

by Eileen@1234

A garage door motor, commercial or residential is not free from safety hazards. In our last blog about garage door motor safety, we addressed the risks to do-it-yourself installers. This time we will focus on one of the most commonly overlooked safety issues when operating your garage door. Garage Door Motor Tip: Keep Your Eyes […]

Hurricane Winds and Garage Doors Part #3

by Eileen@1234

Exposure to hurricane winds is an important factor for garage doors. Our last hurricane blog post discussed why a garage door should be closed prior to a high wind event. In today’s safety tip, we will explain the dangers of non-manufacturer specified reinforcement. Hurricane Winds and Garage Doors: Dangers of Non-Manufacturer Specified Reinforcement Arm-R-Lite garage doors […]

How Do I Fix a Broken Garage Door Spring?

by Eileen@1234

Broken springs are not uncommon on garage doors. Springs wear out over time and should be replaced when needed. Your springs are the most important and also the most dangerous part of your garage door. When springs break, they can cause injury or damage. Broken Springs on Garage Doors: Safety Precautions DASMA suggests having old springs […]

Hurricane Winds and Garage Doors, Part #2

by Eileen@1234

Garage doors that will be subjected to hurricane force winds or high wind events can cause damage or injury if not operated or secured properly prior to the event. Our last hurricane blog post explained why backing a vehicle or piling belongings against your garage door during a hurricane is not recommended. This time we […]

Garage Door Motor Safety Tip #1

by Eileen@1234

A garage door motor is generally easier and safer to install than the garage door itself. However, even installing a garage door motor comes with some risks. Garage Door Motor: Do-It-Yourselfer? For home and business owners who follow the do-it-yourself motto, installing a garage door motor is often approached lightly. Although some garage door motors […]

Torsion Springs for a Garage Door: Safety Tips

by Eileen@1234
Safety Tips for Torsion Springs for a Garage Door

Torsion springs are most often installed on commercial or industrial applications rather than residential applications. The torsion spring’s coils are wound creating enough torque to safely lift and lower a garage door. The life of a torsion spring is measured in cycles where one cycle is a single open and close action. Why are Garage […]

Hurricane Winds and Garage Doors, Part #1

by Eileen@1234

A garage door’s performance during a high wind event is an important issue for the east, west, and gulf coast regions. Since hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, overlapping Garage Door Safety Month, Arm-R-Lite will be posting several tips and items for garage door owners to keep in mind as they ready […]

Garage Door Tips: How to Keep Your Pets Safe

by Eileen@1234

Garage door safety practices should include everyone, including your pets. As the largest moving part of you home, your garage door must be operated with care and those who are and will be using it should be taught basic safety procedures. Since a pet will not be, in all likelihood, operating the garage door on their […]

Arm-R-Lite Offers Replacement Parts for Your Aluminum Overhead Doors

by Eileen@1234

At Arm-R-Lite, we know the importance of being able to get replacement parts for your aluminum overhead doors.  Whether your Arm-R-Lite garage door is 5 years old or 5 decades old, replacement parts are available for your door. Garage Door Replacement Parts, No Matter How Old From day one, our founder Jack Dourney saw the […]