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Donya Jones
Donya Jones
2023-06-08
Fantastic new garage door opener!!! Paul was the best! He did a great job!! We are so grateful!
Joanne Gutowsky
Joanne Gutowsky
2023-06-08
Highly recommend them. Very professional... And give you accurate time ranges for visits along with reminder calls the morning of + updated arrival calls 30 min prior to visit! Prices are fair & reasonable. Grade = A+ 🙂
Kris Sibert
Kris Sibert
2023-06-08
Tech was professional and cleaned up when done.
Dave Finlay
Dave Finlay
2023-05-23
Guys were great. Fast and professional. I paid for one hour of their time so they fixed my problem(5mins) and then took time to help prevent future problems.
Mehsen Garmo
Mehsen Garmo
2023-05-19
Great and prompt service
James
James
2023-05-08
Called off hours for emergency call had receiving door fixed within 3 hours.
Russell Pierson
Russell Pierson
2023-05-07
We had a bad situation at our building and the guys from Altec showed up quickly and got us fixed up. Great job.
Michael Stansell
Michael Stansell
2023-05-04
Paul and Chase did an excellent job installing new opener. They were professional, prompt, and thorough in their explanations. I would recommend this company if you are having issues with your garage.
Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert
2023-05-02
Great company. Very friendly and professional. Got us taken care of quickly. I would highly recommend this company.

We are your local commercial and residential door service professionals!

At Altech Doors we are experts in anything to do with any kind of door! We work with garage doors, garage door openers, high speed doors, rolling steels, dock levelers, hollow metal doors, emergency push bars, jackshaft openers, and so much MORE!

Troy is a city in Oakland County, Michigan, United States. Its population was 87,294 at the 2020 U.S. census, making Troy the most populous city in the county and the 13th most-populous municipality in the state. Troy is a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, located about sixteen miles (26 km) northwest of downtown Detroit.

Troy was organized as a township in 1827, and sections of the township incorporated much later into the cities of Birmingham, Clawson, and Royal Oak. The remainder of the township incorporated as the present-day city of Troy in 1955.

Troy has become a business and shopping destination in the region, with numerous office centers and the upscale Somerset Collection mall. In 2011, Troy was ranked the safest city in Michigan and the 19th safest city in the United States. In 2008, Troy was ranked 22nd on a list of "Best Places to Live" in the United States by CNN Money, using criteria including housing, quality of education, economic strength, and recreational opportunities. In 2008, Troy was also ranked as the fourth most-affordable U.S. city with a median household income of approximately $79,000.

The earliest recorded purchases of land in what was known as Troy Township occurred in 1819. A couple of years later a settlement known as Troy Corners was established due to Johnson Niles buying 160 acres in the region. The area is currently the north-central area of Troy. In 1827 Troy Township was established. In 1955, Troy was officially incorporated primarily as a strategy for preventing border cities from taking more land.

It was named after Troy, New York, and the ancient city of Troy, as many of the early settlers, as in much of Michigan, originated from New York.

The Troy Historic Village is a fully interactive historical museum chronicling the different stages of Troy's progression from its first settlers to the city it has become today. Located at the corners of Livernois Road and Wattles Road, the village is located behind the old city hall building. Open year-round, the village has ten original, complete structures which patrons may enter and observe how they functioned in the past and how they were decorated, as all buildings are full of artifacts from that period. Each structure is original and was painstakingly moved from its original 10100101 location to the museum intact. Starting with a log and mud structure used by the first settlers, there is also an 18th-century schoolhouse and estate, a general store, a blacksmith's shop, a church along with the pastor's home, and the old city hall, which acts as a general museum. There is a gazebo in the center of the square which will host parties and period bands during annual festivities. Many schools from around the area plan field trips to the museum, and the church is also available for weddings.

In the summer of 2005, to commemorate the city's 50th anniversary, ceramic beaver statues, each standing four feet (1.2 m) high, were displayed at various locations in the city. The beaver is the symbol of Troy, and the city's main commercial thoroughfare (Big Beaver Road) is named after it.

Troy is home to two of the largest Protestant churches in the USA, Kensington Community Church and Woodside Bible Church.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Metropolis of Detroit is headquartered in Troy.

In 2003, Troy was named Michigan's Sportstown by Sports Illustrated magazine for having the top community sports programs in the state.

In addition to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, regional newspapers serving all of southeast Michigan, the city is served by the Daily Tribune (published daily), the Observer & Eccentric (which is published twice a week), the Troy Beacon (published every Thursday), the Troy Times, and the Troy-Somerset Gazette and, most recently, Troy Patch. The Troy Eccentric newspaper edition ceased publication in 2009.

City of Troy Parks include a variety of amenities and a mixture of open space, woodlands, rivers, lakes and recreational facilities. You will find soccer fields, ball diamonds, disc golf courses, shore fishing, outdoor exercise equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, natural and paved walking pathways, play structures and swing sets, a skate park, picnic areas and pavilions.

List of Neighborhood Parks:

  • Beach Road Park
  • Beaver Trail Park
  • Brinston Park
  • Phillip J. Huber Park
  • Milverton Park
  • North Glen Park
  • Redwood Park
  • Robinwood Park
  • Schroeder Park
  • Sylan Geln 10100101 Lake Park

List of Community Parks:

  • Boulan Park
  • Firefighters Park
  • Donald J. Flynn Park
  • Jaycee Park
  • Raintree Park
  • Troy Skate Park

Troy has a vibrant restaurant scene many of which are located on 16 Mile Road - Big Beaver Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.64 square miles (87.13 km), of which 33.47 square miles (86.69 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km) (0.51%) is water.

Troy is a thriving center of business, particularly in the automotive and financial sectors, and is home to a number of major companies. Troy has the second highest cumulative property value in Michigan, second only to Detroit. Troy is home to the Somerset Collection mall, featuring a skywalk and over 180 stores, and the Oakland Mall. The Top of Troy is the city's tallest building with offices of PNC Financial Services. Bank of America maintains a major operations center in Troy.

In 2012 Mahindra & Mahindra opened a technical center in Troy.

  • Altair Engineering
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Bank of America (major center)
  • Behr America
  • Canadian National Railway (Traded as Grand Trunk Western)
  • Champion Homes
  • CredentialCheck
  • Dayco
  • Delphi
  • DuPont Automotive
  • Entertainment Publications
  • Flagstar Bank
  • iCONMA LLC
  • Inteva Products
  • J. D. Power and Associates
  • Kelly Services
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Magna Powertrain
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Meritor
  • Molina Healthcare
  • North American Bancard
  • Olga's Kitchen
  • Plastic Omnium
  • Plex Systems
  • Rexair
  • RHK Technology, Inc.
  • Saleen Special Vehicles
  • SAE International
  • Sonic Alert
  • Specter Werkes/Sports
  • SRG Global
  • STANLEY Black and Decker
  • Syntel
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • ThyssenKrupp USA
  • Tyler Technologies
  • ViSalus
  • The Woodbridge Company (US Headquarters)
  • Ziebart
  • HTC Global Services
  • Arbor Drugs was headquartered in Troy until it was acquired by CVS Corporation in 1998 for an estimated $1.48 billion, in the process making CVS the largest chain-drug retailer in the Detroit market.
  • Frank's Nursery & Crafts was an arts and crafts chain spanning 14 states that was headquartered in Troy, even after being acquired by General Host Corporation in 1983. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2004, and became defunct soon after.
  • Kmart was headquartered in Troy until it acquired Sears in 2005, establishing itself in the former Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Its former headquarters building still remains at 3100 W. Big Beaver Road, though it has been scheduled for demolition, and the creation of a landscaped square with boulevards lined with upscale shops, restaurants, offices, a theater, and condominiums; those plans collapsed in the recession.
  • Genicom had a manufacturing and repairs plant, in the 1980s.

According to a 2018 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $96,864, and the median income for a family was $113,640. Males had a median income of $72,005 versus $52,365 for females. The per capita income for the city was $46,664. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2020, there were 87,294 people, 33,822 households, and 24,300 families living in the city. The population density was 2,609.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,007.7/km). There were 34,953 housing units at an average density of 1,044.9 inhabitants per square mile (403.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 62.2% White, 4.0% African American, 0% Native American, 27.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 33,822 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

As of the census of 2010, there were 80,980 people, 30,703 households, and 22,443 families living in the city. The population density was 2,419.5 inhabitants per square mile (934.2/km2). There were 32,907 housing units at an average density of 983.2 per square mile (379.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 74.1% White, 4.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 19.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 30,703 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

From the census of 2000, there were 80,959 people, 30,018 households, and 21,883 families living in the city. The population density was 2,413.9 inhabitants per square mile (932.0/km). There were 30,872 housing units at an average density of 920.5 per square mile (355.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.30% White, 2.09% African American, 0.15% Native American, 13.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,018 households, out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city 26.2% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

From 1990 to 2000, of all of the municipalities in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, Troy had the highest numeric growth in the Asian population. It had 4,932 Asians according to the 1990 U.S. Census and 10,730 according to the 2000 U.S. Census, an increase of 5,798. The increase gave Troy the largest Asian-American population in the tri-county area, surpassing that of Detroit.

Troy uses the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members. The current mayor is Ethan Baker, who was elected to a four-year term on November 5, 2019. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.

The City of Troy and City of Clawson on its southern border compose Michigan's 41st District for State Representative. The district is currently represented by Padma Kuppa in the State House since 2019, and in the state Senate by Mallory McMorrow, since 2019. The district was previously represented in the State House by Martin Howrylak since 2013, and in the state Senate by Marty Knollenberg, since 2015. On the national level, Troy was part of the 9th district, represented by Joe Knollenberg from 1993 to 2009 and Gary Peters, who defeated Knollenberg in a highly publicized race in November 2008. Nationally, Troy is part of the 11th district, held by Democrat Haley Stevens.

In May 2010, the Troy city council voted to adopt a budget that called for the Troy Public Library to close on July 1, 2011. A proposal was made to increase property taxes in order for the library to run independently, but the citizens voted it down by a 2.2 percent margin. A Library millage was ultimately passed in 2011 that exists today.

Troy is home to Walsh College, a business-oriented school, as well as branches for the University of Phoenix, Northwood University, Central Michigan University, Spring Arbor University, and the International Academy of Design and Technology. Michigan State University also has its Management Education Center (Eli Broad College of Business) located off of I-75 near the intersection of Crooks Rd. and Square Lake Rd. (19 Mile).

There are 7 different school districts serving the city of Troy; however, Troy School District serves the majority of the limits. The district has multiple elementary schools, four middle schools, and two zoned high schools: Troy High School and Athens High School.

There are also three school districts that have sizable portions of territory in Troy and that operate at least one elementary school within the city; these are Avondale School District, in the north and northwest most portion of the city, Birmingham City School District, in the southwest most portion, and Warren Consolidated Schools, in the southeast, which operates Susick Elementary within the city. These districts operate Woodland Elementary, Pembroke Elementary, and Susick Elementary, respectively.

In addition, there are two other school districts within the city that have residential territory there, those being Bloomfield Hills School District, with a portion of the northwest part of the city, and Royal Oak School District, which has a very small portion of the southern part of the city. Finally, a small area of commercial property[citation needed] also in the south lies within the borders of Lamphere Public Schools

The Troy School District also hosts the eastern campus of the International Academy, currently ranked 7th in the Newsweek rankings of the best public high schools in the United States. The school has been located in the older Baker Middle School building since the beginning of the 2008–2009 academic year. Previously, Troy sent students through the class of 2011 to the central IA campus in Bloomfield Hills.

Private schools:

  • Bethany Christian School
  • Brookfield Academy
  • Oakland Children's Academy
  • St. Mark Christian Academy
  • Troy Adventist Academy

Oakland-Troy Airport (FAA LID: VLL, ICAO: KVLL), formerly (IATA: 7D2, ICAO: K7D2) is a small suburban general aviation airport operated by Oakland County and has a single 3,550 by 60 feet (1,082 m × 18 m) paved runway.

The Oakland-Troy Airport is considered the county's 'executive' airport. Business travelers and tourists using private, corporate and charter aircraft benefit from the airport's convenient proximity to business, recreation and entertainment facilities. It is located between Maple Road and 14 Mile Road.

Charter passenger, air freight, as well as aircraft maintenance and fuel, are available on the field.

Troy was also home to the Big Beaver Airport, (IATA: 3BB), which was located at the corners of Big Beaver Road and John R Road. It opened in 1946 and closed in 1995 due to declining use and pressure to sell the land for commercial development.

  • I-75 cuts through the middle of Troy from the north-west corner bordering Bloomfield Township, and continuing southward towards the south-east border of the city entering Madison Heights. Exit numbers 65, 67, 69, and 72 directly service Troy.

M-1/Woodward Avenue and US-24/Telegraph Road are on the west side of Troy and provide access to the city.

  • 14 Mile Road (southernmost border with Madison Heights)
  • 15 Mile Road - Maple Road
  • 16 Mile Road - Big Beaver Road
  • 17 Mile Road - Wattles Road
  • 18 Mile Road - Long Lake Road
  • 19 Mile Road - Square Lake Road
  • 20 Mile Road - South Boulevard (northernmost border with Rochester Hills)
  • Ken Appledorn, actor
  • Jon Berti, professional baseball player for the Miami Marlins, born in Troy
  • Chan-Jin Chung, Professor and Founder of Robofest
  • Chuck Collins, philanthropist and author
  • Sean Collins, NHL defenseman for the Washington Capitals
  • Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame baseball player, lived in Troy
  • Hunter Foster, Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor/singer
  • Sutton Foster, Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer
  • Kenny Goins, basketball player for AtomerĹ‘mű SE, formerly played for Michigan State
  • Ellen Hollman, film and television actress
  • Robert J. Huber, mayor of Troy from 1959 to 1964, state senator and congressman
  • Ron Keselowski, racing driver
  • Martin Klebba, actor, known from the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Scrubs
  • Taylor Kornieck, soccer player for San Diego Wave FC and the United States national team
  • Steve McCatty, former MLB pitcher and coach
  • Ivana MiliÄŤević, television and film actress
  • Tomo MiliÄŤević, guitarist, Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Bridget Regan, musician, Flogging Molly
  • Rucka Rucka Ali, Rapper best known for black comedy style parody songs on YouTube
  • Israa Seblani, Lebanese doctor and survivor of the 2020 Beirut explosion
  • Hugh W. Sloan Jr., Watergate figure
  • Carolyn Warmus, high-profile killer
  • We Came as Romans, rock band
  • Steven Yeun, Academy Award-nominated actor, known for his role in The Walking Dead
  • Oakland County, Michigan
  • Birmingham, Michigan
  • Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Athens High School (Troy, Michigan)
  • Troy High School (Michigan)

Troy residents call to keep politics out of Aug. 2 library vote

  • Official website

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 24 Hour Emergency Repair in Troy, Michigan

When your garage door stops working, it can be an emergency that requires prompt assistance. If your business relies on many people navigating through the doors or you have a large warehouse with commercial roll up garage doors, having your doors down while waiting for a technician is unaffordable.

24 Hour Emergency Garage Door Repair

Garage door repair may be necessary for several reasons: you don't have access to your opener, the door is off track, or there are broken springs or gears preventing it from closing properly. If these issues go uncorrected, they could cause significant damage to both the door and other parts of your home.

When your garage door has a broken spring, gear, or motor, always call an expert for repair. Not only will this save you money on repair costs, but it also ensures your home remains safe and secure.

It is recommended to hire a professional for any repairs, especially those involving hazardous tools or materials. An improperly completed repair could prove disastrous and even lead to injury.

Avoid the need for 24-Hour Emergency Garage Door Repair by regularly maintaining your garage door and consulting with a professional for an inspection. Doing this will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones.

Have you ever opened the garage door and noticed it sagging slightly? This could be an indication that it needs fixing soon. For best results, have a professional inspect the balance of your garage door for any potential issues. You can test its balance by disconnecting the opener and manually opening it halfway to see if it stays in place.

Unbalanced springs can be a major safety risk, as they put undue strain on other components of the door. To ensure no injuries occur, have this issue professionally examined right away.

Repairing your garage door can be a stressful experience, but the peace of mind you will have once the work is done will be worth it. Make sure to find a local garage door company that provides 24-hour emergency service.

They can assist with all repairs and replace any broken parts if required. They could even install a new garage door if required.

A damaged garage door panel should be addressed promptly, as it poses serious threats to your safety and security. Not only does it let in pests and rodents, but it also allows heat or cooling to escape.

Fixing garage door issues usually begins with disconnecting the electric motor from its opener and trolley. Do this by attaching an emergency release cord that will disconnect the trolley, allowing you to open and close your garage door manually. At least once annually, have a technician come out to your home or business for this task.

 Commercial Automatic Doors in Troy, Michigan

Automatic Doors for Commercial Buildings

Automatic Doors are a fixture in most commercial settings, from shopping malls and banks to schools and hospitals. It is easy to see why they are so popular, they provide a convenient and safe way for people to move in and out of buildings. Often, they are operated by sensors that detect motion or pressure, allowing them to operate hands-free. They also come in a variety of styles that can fit into the aesthetics of any building décor.

When selecting an automatic door manufacturer or installer, choose one with a good track record and extensive experience in the industry. Look for reviews, testimonials, and references from previous clients. Evaluate the range of products and services offered by the installer, including whether they provide customized doors that are designed and built to suit unique architectural requirements.

Besides improving accessibility for people with disabilities, automatic doors provide convenience to customers and enhance the overall shopping experience. They can prevent the frustrating back-ups that can occur when it takes too long for a person to open or close a door, especially in busy retail settings. They can also help to direct the flow of traffic, which is an important consideration for businesses that rely on customer foot traffic for success. In addition, they are an effective energy-saving solution by keeping warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer.

 Commercial Garage Door Installation in Troy, Michigan

Commercial Garage Door Installation

Commercial Garage Door Installation is a major investment for business owners, so it's essential to select the right product and install it correctly. Professionally installed commercial doors will last long, saving you money in the long run by avoiding expensive repairs and maintaining safety on your premises.

Commercial garage doors come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials to meet your individual requirements. Plus, they can be custom-designed to adhere to industry-specific regulations and standards, so you get exactly the right door for your facility.

Residential garage doors may only open and close a few times each day, while commercial doors must be opened and closed multiple times daily - sometimes more frequently if your business requires regular delivery of supplies and products. That is why regular inspections and maintenance of your commercial garage door should be a top priority.

Types of Commercial Garage Doors

The traditional overhead style is the most common commercial garage door, which hangs over an opening or storefront. These steel garage doors provide sturdy construction that can withstand repeated use. Plus, they're easy to clean and maintain - especially beneficial if your business has high foot traffic.

Another popular choice is a commercial sectional door. These are similar to residential overhead garage doors in that they're constructed of wide steel sections, but commercial sectional doors also have an integrated track that stores away when not in use.

These doors are an ideal choice for businesses that need quick access to the outside, like restaurants and retail shops. Not only do they let in natural light and improve air flow in the room, but also feature insulation which helps save energy and cooling costs.

Are you a small, medium or large business owner seeking to upgrade the security and safety of your building? Get in touch for a free estimate on commercial garage door installation. Our team of experts will assist you select the ideal door for your space, ensure it meets all requirements and budget, then install it quickly and securely.

When installing a commercial garage door, the amount of time it takes depends on both the type of door needed and the existing condition of your garage. If the existing door is in good condition, replacement should take no more than several hours by an experienced company. However, if it needs replacing due to damage or age, work may become more complex and take more time.

Costs for Commercial Garage Door Installation

The price of a new commercial garage door depends on several factors, such as its design and material. A basic model with no windows or insulation may cost as little as $500 while higher-end models come at much higher costs. Furthermore, whether or not you wish to add extra features like windows and insulation will affect the final cost.

 Commercial Operators in Troy, Michigan

Commercial Garage Door Operators

When you want to add a garage door operator to your commercial building, there are many factors to consider. Your business, industry and type of building will determine your specific needs, as well as the cost. There are also other factors, like your door size, the material it is made of and how often it will be used each day that can affect the power that you need from an operator.

Whether you need a trolley or jackshaft commercial garage door operator, there are models to suit your needs. Trolley-style operators mount to the ceiling and are centered on the door. They are ideal for standard lift sectional doors, and operate using a rail that connects to the door and rides on it to move up and down. Jackshafts, which are side-mounted to the wall, are more suitable for vertical and high lift sectional doors as well as rolling steel shutters or grilles. They are better suited for commercial buildings where overhead space is limited.

Adding a smart garage door operator to your fire station can increase the speed at which firefighters can get out of their trucks. This can make a big difference in the lives of these brave men and women who serve our community. Check out this blog from FireRescue1, a network that helps the firefighter community, to learn more about how our smart garage door tech can help these heroes in their day-to-day work.

 Commercial Overhead Doors in Troy, Michigan

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Overhead Garage Doors

Commercial Overhead Garage Doors

Unlike residential garage doors, which are typically opened and closed only two to four times per day, most commercial warehouse and shipping dock overhead door systems are opened and closed up to 50 times a day. That’s why they need to be reliable, durable and functional. They must be able to withstand the heavy load of vehicles hauling equipment or shipments in and out. They also must meet a variety of specifications, including the requirements set by local fire codes and environmental safety regulations.

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Overhead Garage Doors

There are many models to choose from, each with its own unique advantages and best uses. To help you decide which one is right for your business, start by considering where the door will be installed. If it will be the first thing people see, you may want to consider a more visually appealing option. In addition, you should determine what types of equipment and shipments will be stored in the space. Some may require specific temperatures or air conditions to maintain their quality, while others will need to stay pest-free and temperature-regulated.

Sectional doors are made of horizontal panels that you can open and close manually or via an electric motor. They’re perfect for industrial warehouses, shipping docks and other commercial spaces. These doors provide great protection, keeping a space’s interior pest-free, airborne impurities and moisture-free while helping to control a building’s temperature.

 Commercial Sectional Doors in Troy, Michigan

Commercial Sectional Garage Doors

Commercial Sectional Garage Doors are often the preferred type of overhead door for businesses that require a lot of headroom or backroom for the door to retract into place, as they offer a solution that can be customised to your specifications. Like steel roller doors, they have wide horizontal sections that can be customised with windows or even insulation to suit your needs. In addition, they can be supplied with a seperate pedestrian door built into the main door for areas where a high volume of foot traffic is required, such as car showrooms or service stations.

Whether you’re looking for a full-view aluminium commercial door with windows that lets in natural daylight and clear visibility or something more durable and energy efficient such as Wayne Dalton’s Thermacore AP Model 850 that offers an impressive R-value, we can supply a range of options designed to suit your specific requirements. You can choose from a variety of glazing options, stile widths and colours as well as track styles to help you get the best visual appearance for your commercial facility.

Aside from the look, other important factors to consider when choosing the right garage door for your business include whether you need a door that can be manually opened and closed by hand or one with automatic operation that can be controlled using either mechanical entry pads, digital entry pad systems, exit panic bars or electrical strikes with card readers. You should also take into account the number of times your door will be opened and closed and the environment where it will be used, as this can impact its lifespan and durability.

 Dock Equipment & Levelers in Troy, Michigan

Loading Dock Equipment & Levelers

Loading Dock Equipment & Levelers

A well-functioning dock is a critical component of your warehouse or distribution center. When you equip your facility with dock levelers that are suitable for their usage pattern, professionally installed and properly maintained, your employees will be able to perform quicker loading and unloading operations that result in more efficient use of labor and storage space.

Choosing the right dock leveler for your facility begins with understanding the type of freight you will be moving in and out of trailers. Some industries have unique wash-down requirements, pest control concerns or temperature control needs that can impact the type of dock leveler you require. Additionally, the gross truck load weight and frequency of loads being transferred can influence what features you need to help manage your environmental and safety controls.

Mechanical dock levelers feature a lip that is pivotally attached to the deck assembly, moved by either manual (pull chain) or hydraulic systems. Once a trailer is pulled up to the dock, the dock attendant pushes a button to lift the deck and extend the lip into position at the truck bed to allow for loading and unloading. Once the loading is complete, the dock leveler will return to its vertical stored position.

A less costly alternative to a mechanical or hydraulic dock leveler is the dock plate or dock board. These metal ramps help bridge the gap between dock and transport vehicle. They can be adjusted to fit most any truck bed height.

 Dock Shelter Bumpers in Troy, Michigan

Loading Dock Shelter Bumpers

When it comes to loading docks, there are many different ways to ensure the trucks entering and leaving your facility are safe. One way is to use truck shelters on your dock. They provide a secure space between the dock and trailer, and help keep pedestrians and equipment safe. These are available in various sizes and designs to suit your needs.

Loading Dock Bumpers

When used with a dock leveler, dock bumpers absorb impact damage from backing trucks, as well as reduce up and down movement of the truck bed. They also prevent premature truck departure and trailer creep, helping your material handling operations run smoothly.

Dock shelters are a more comprehensive solution, providing complete sealing around the entire perimeter of your dock. They work by creating a seal with the side of the trailer using vinyl fabric curtains internally fitted with fiberglass stays. They can accomodate large dock door openings and service all varieties of trailer heights/styles, whereas dock seals are best for smaller doors.

Dock shelters are most often installed at a height above the dock door. The most common door size is 10 feet high, as it can accommodate most trailers and provides maximum accessibility to the load. For those applications that require a greater range of trailer heights, you can also choose head pads in addition to the dock shelter. These are essentially foam pads that the trailer compresses into when it backs in and rests against them. This compression closes the gap between the wall of the trailer and the dock door, and helps to prevent damage to the building, trailer and merchandise.

 Dock Shelter Installations in Troy, Michigan

Loading Dock Shelter Bumpers

When it comes to loading docks, there are many different ways to ensure the trucks entering and leaving your facility are safe. One way is to use truck shelters on your dock. They provide a secure space between the dock and trailer, and help keep pedestrians and equipment safe. These are available in various sizes and designs to suit your needs.

Loading Dock Bumpers

When used with a dock leveler, dock bumpers absorb impact damage from backing trucks, as well as reduce up and down movement of the truck bed. They also prevent premature truck departure and trailer creep, helping your material handling operations run smoothly.

Dock shelters are a more comprehensive solution, providing complete sealing around the entire perimeter of your dock. They work by creating a seal with the side of the trailer using vinyl fabric curtains internally fitted with fiberglass stays. They can accomodate large dock door openings and service all varieties of trailer heights/styles, whereas dock seals are best for smaller doors.

Dock shelters are most often installed at a height above the dock door. The most common door size is 10 feet high, as it can accommodate most trailers and provides maximum accessibility to the load. For those applications that require a greater range of trailer heights, you can also choose head pads in addition to the dock shelter. These are essentially foam pads that the trailer compresses into when it backs in and rests against them. This compression closes the gap between the wall of the trailer and the dock door, and helps to prevent damage to the building, trailer and merchandise.

 Door Panel Replacement in Troy, Michigan

Garage Door Panel Repair - How to Fix a Dent

Panels form the mainstay of your garage door, keeping it safe and secure while adding to its aesthetic appeal.

Garage doors come in a range of materials, such as wood. Depending on the style and material of your door, you may have several options for repairing or replacing its panels.

1. DIY: Do It Yourself

If you are experienced working with tools and can perform minor repairs on your own, fixing a damaged garage door panel may not be too difficult for you. However, be mindful of safety precautions and make sure all necessary tools are available.

2. If you don't know how to tackle it yourself, contact a professional who can take care of the task for you.

3. Repairing a Dent: When It's Possible

When your garage door panel has been dented, it may be more cost-effective and easier to repair the affected area than replace the entire panel. Dents can be caused by hailstones or other storm debris, physical objects like balls that get kicked into the door, or even just from impact from cars.

4. If you don't have access to a hammer or other tool, heating the dent may be enough to straighten it out in its upright position.

5. Metal doors with dent can be repaired using adhesive.

6. If your wooden door is older, you may need to replace the entire panel.

7. If the dent is minor, you can use aluminum foil to apply heat to it and restore its original look. This will help straighten out the area and restore your car's paint job back to new.

8. If the dent is extensive, you can hire a company to repair it for you.

9. The most frequent cause of garage door denting is accidental impact from a vehicle.

Denting in your panel can be both frustrating and irritating. It could also lead to other issues, such as the door buckling or damaging other components of the interior.

It can be challenging to tell whether your panel is actually broken or just showing signs of wear and tear, so take the time to inspect it regularly.

Once you determine how severely damaged a panel is, it's essential to get it repaired promptly in order to avoid further harm and extend the lifespan of your garage door.

Once you know how much it needs replacing, begin searching for a replacement panel that matches your garage door's size and shape. Aesthetics are usually top of mind when selecting a new garage door, so finding one that matches what you currently have can be an advantageous move.

Panel replacement costs can range anywhere from $200 to $800, so it's essential that you consider the total cost when making your decision. Include labor, setup and mobilization fees as well as any extra charges associated with hiring a general contractor to oversee the project.

 Garage Door Repair in Troy, Michigan

When you’re looking for a local garage door repair company, it’s important to do your research. Check their reviews, find out if they offer payment plans and look for one that has strong work guarantees.


Pros and Cons of Doing Garage Door Repair by Yourself

If you’re handy and enjoy working with your hands, do-it-yourself garage door repair might be a good option for you. It’s a great way to learn about the mechanics of your door and its parts, and you can save money on labor costs.

Some repairs are pretty easy to do, while others are more complex. Before you start, make sure your tools are the right size and you have enough time to complete the job. You should also have a list of tasks and a timeline for when you need to get them done so you can stay on top of it all.

For example, if your garage door is shaking when you open or close it, that could be a sign that the tracks are misaligned or damaged. You can try straightening them with a soft mallet, or you can call a garage door professional to do it for you.

Another common problem is that your garage door doesn’t seem to move when you press the button. You may need to adjust the limits on your opener to make it move a little more slowly when you open or close it.

This problem could be caused by a broken spring, which will need to be replaced. Replacement springs can cost anywhere from $100 to $200 depending on their size, material and weight.

If the doors of your garage aren’t properly sealed, they can let in drafts and heat that can increase your energy bill. Replacing them with insulated polyurethane panels will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, saving you a lot of money over time.

It’s also easier to replace a door with multiple cracked or rotting panels than it is to repair a single panel. If the damage to your garage is extensive, you’ll want to think about replacing it altogether so that you don’t have to worry about cracks spreading and compromising the structural integrity of your garage door.

Lastly, hiring a professional is always safer than trying to fix your own garage door. You don’t want to end up hurting yourself or your family. You should always follow the proper safety precautions and use the right tools when fixing your own garage door.

If you need garage door repair, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at The Woodlands Garage Door Service! Our technicians have the experience, training and knowledge to handle any type of door repair or replacement. We pride ourselves on quality work and a strong customer satisfaction rating. Contact us today to schedule a free quote!

 Garage Door Replacement in Troy, Michigan

Garage Door Replacement - How to Keep Your Door in Good Shape

Your garage door is an integral part of the exterior design of your home. Not only does it provide secure storage for vehicles and other valuable items, but also adds to its visual appeal by helping define your property's overall appearance.

Garage doors that have been maintained properly can last decades, but eventually problems may arise that require repairs or even a full replacement. If you notice that your door breaks frequently or needs frequent repair work, it may be wise to consider replacing it before further damage occurs.

It can be easy to overlook minor chipped paint or cracks in the door's glass, but these are indications that your garage door has seen better days and needs replacing. Ditto for any dents or bends.

These issues can cause a sagging door, placing additional stress on its frame and motor. While these repairs are more affordable than full door replacement, minor damage often proves more cost-effective in the long run.

Have you noticed one side of your garage door lower than another? This could be indicative of an imbalanced lifting mechanism. This could cause it to shake more than normal, leading to sagging or bent panels in the future.

Regularly inspect the springs to make sure they're not wearing out or rusting. Torsion springs should be oiled every two weeks, extension springs once or twice a year depending on how often you use your garage door; additionally, lubricate radius sections of tracks and rollers every six months.

Professional installation of tracks and rollers is recommended, as these components are highly delicate and need to be handled with extreme caution. With age, dirt and debris can build up inside them, clogging their channels and making your door less effective.

It's wise to check the tension of springs, as this can affect their lifespan and how much force they can handle. Most torsion springs can handle up to 10,000 cycles before breaking, while extension springs have a breaking strength of 20,000.

Broken springs can slam your garage door shut, putting both you and your vehicle at risk. Not only that, but they could damage the insulation of your door as well as lead to other issues; so be sure to get them replaced promptly if you notice signs of wear and tear.

Frayed cables can cause your garage door to close abruptly, creating a potentially hazardous situation. To address this safety concern as soon as possible, call an expert technician who can replace the cable before it snaps.

When looking for a new garage door, there are numerous options that will fit any architectural style or budget. Popular models include aluminum doors with glass panels - an attractive and cost-effective solution ideal for contemporary homes.

A new door can significantly improve your curb appeal and add value to your home, particularly if you plan to sell. According to Remodeling Magazine's study, garage door upgrades were the second most popular home improvement project surveyed; homeowners typically recoup most of their costs through sales when selling their property.

 Gate Operators in Troy, Michigan

How to Properly Install a Gate Operator

Regardless of the type of gate operator you are installing, it is important to make sure that all of the installation components are properly installed. This will not only ensure that the final product looks great, but it will also be safe and functional for years to come.

There are a few different types of gate operators that we use on our systems, and each one has its own set of installation requirements. If you are looking to install a new gate operator for your home or business, here are some of the basic things you need to know before getting started:

The first step in ensuring that your new gate is installed properly is to evaluate the location where it will be mounted. This includes assessing the driveway slope, the driveway slope direction, and the ground level of the site. This will help you determine what type of gate installation will be best for your specific situation and provide you with a good idea of the equipment that you will need.

Another key factor in determining where to mount the equipment is the distance between the gate and the sensor. It is imperative to ensure that this measurement is accurate so that the gate will be able to open and close safely.

If you are unsure about the gate’s distance from the sensor, consult a professional who has experience with this type of gate. This will ensure that the gate opens and closes correctly and avoid problems down the road.

You should also take into account any objects that could obstruct the gate’s movement. These include debris that may collect on the ground or a sloped driveway. These objects will prevent the gate from opening and could even lead to an accident.

It is also essential to make sure that the gate’s height is appropriate for the location. This is especially crucial for sites where the ground level is low or the driveway has a slope.

Typically, it is recommended to hang the gates at least 1’-2’ above the ground to allow for frost heave or other ground movements that can occur over time. This will prevent the gate from being forced open due to a sudden drop in ground level, and it will also help to keep debris and rocks from falling on the vehicle that is driving through the gate.

When it comes to the gate itself, there are several options for swinging style gates. This includes sliding style gates, chain drives and rack and pinion styles.

Slide gates are driven by a chain that runs down the center of the gate and then back up. These are a popular choice for a lot of homes and businesses because they are easy to install and are relatively maintenance-free.

It is important to note that the chain can stretch over time, so it is important to adjust the length of the chain as needed. Additionally, there are built-in battery backups that can be purchased at an extra cost.

 High Speed Doors in Troy, Michigan

High Speed Garage Doors - Fast, Reliable and Versatile to Help Keep Your Business Rolling

Fast, Reliable and Versatile to Help Keep Your Business Rolling

Speed doors are used in high-volume processing environments where the door needs to be open and closed quickly. This allows for increased efficiency in product flow, material handling and overall productivity. The door also helps control environmental conditions within the facility such as temperature and air flow. For example, if the food/beverage or medicine industry needs to maintain specific climatic conditions for their products. This requires fast opening and closing times to avoid cooling loss, minimize airflow and enable a smooth operating procedure.

A high speed commercial roll up door will not only increase your efficiency in your work space but can save your business money. They are durable and require little maintenance over their extended lifespan. This means you will be able to make the most of your resources without worrying about your doors constantly needing repairs and replacement parts.

Whether you need an interior or exterior metal high speed door we have the solution for your facility. Available in steel or aluminum for durability, these doors offer an aesthetically pleasing and secure entrance to your facility. Opening speeds are up to 80” per second and come standard with perforated slats to maintain security and privacy while allowing for air circulation. These doors are engineered for high cycles and feature breakaway technology to make them field repairable.

 Hollow Metal Doors in Troy, Michigan

Choosing Hollow Metal Garage Doors

Choosing Hollow Metal Garage Doors

Hollow metal doors provide an economical solution when style, energy efficiency or sound-proofing are not a priority. Made of a single sheet of galvanized 24- or 25-gauge steel, these durable doors are resistant to dents, corrosion and other wear and tear that can weaken wood door frames. Hollow steel doors are also nonflammable and can meet fire rating requirements.

Most are insulated with either polystyrene or kraft honeycomb for added energy efficiency and comfort. These are good choices for commercial applications where security is a priority and/or areas with high winds, snowfall or other weather conditions that may impact a building’s interior.

The beauty of these doors is that they can be customized to meet specific requirements and to offer a unique aesthetic to a space. They can be engraved, painted or even designed to accommodate glass windows.

Compared to wood or fiberglass doors, hollow metal doors require minimal maintenance and can be used in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation clinics and schools. They are also highly resistant to damage, rust and wear and tear and can be custom-fitted for any opening.

Whether insulated or uninsulated, hollow metal doors can be used for commercial, residential and hospitality projects and are ideal for environments with security needs, such as prisons and courthouses. They are also a great choice for retail locations, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They are available in a range of styles, finishes and options, and include all hardware for an easy installation and to ensure ADA compliance. Precision-engineered, factory-assembled systems eliminate vertical rods, astragals, coordinators and floor strikes for better looks and unrivaled reliability.

 Loading Docks in Troy, Michigan

Selecting Loading Dock Doors

When selecting the best dock door, consider both the variety of trailers that will be visiting your facility and their loading method. Improperly sized dock doors can create logistic headaches, reduce productivity and increase product damage. Whether your goal is to design a net-zero-energy building to qualify for energy relief or just to minimize your monthly power bill, tight-sealing dock doors can help you save energy and keep temperatures stable at your warehouse.

The most common type of loading dock door is a roll-up dock door. These industrial doors mount above the dock opening and store in a tight coil, allowing them to fit into most any space. They are available with various options such as insulated panels and manual or electrical operation. These doors are easy to maintain and require minimal effort to operate.

Sectional Dock Doors

Sectional dock doors offer a wide range of customization options for your warehouse, including custom logo imaging and SpectraShield coating in 180 colors. They provide energy efficiency, durability and security and are tested to withstand 50,000 open-and-close cycles. These doors are also designed to withstand impact.

The width of the dock door should be selected based on the average truck size. An 8' wide dock door can service most trailers but may limit maneuvering room during the loading and unloading process if a truck backs into the dock off center or has side-by-side palletizing. Choosing a 9' wide door allows for improved floor to ceiling loading of a full trailer and reduces potential product damage when a forklift hits the truck head.

 Opener Installation in Troy, Michigan

The garage door opener is one of the most important parts of a garage door system. If it's not installed correctly, it can cause damage to other components and make your garage door more difficult to open and close.

How to Properly Install a Garage Door Opener

When buying an opener, choose the right type for your home — whether it's a belt-drive, chain-drive, or electric opener. The type of opener you choose should be based on the size of your garage and the style of the door it will be opening, as well as your budget.

1. Consider a Pro Installation

For heavy doors or those with tall, steep sides, it's best to hire a professional for opener installation. They'll be able to install the opener in a safe, fast, and efficient manner.

2. Check Your Spring and Rollers

It's a good idea to have a professional check out your current opener before installing a new one. They'll be able to diagnose any issues and ensure that your door is working properly.

If your door doesn't open as easily or loudly as it should, start by checking for broken or wobbly rollers and brackets. Also, check the torsion spring (mounted on the header above the door opening) for breaks in the coils. If you find a spring that is broken, replace it as soon as possible, or else your garage door may stop working completely.

3. Adjust Your Opening Force

If you have a manual opener, take a look at the instructions to see where the opening force adjustment screws are located. If the screw isn't in its proper position, turn it just a little to the left or right until you have the force you want.

4. Check Your Safety Systems

If your opener has a safety reverse system or an electric eye, it's important to make sure they're functioning properly. It's recommended to check them every month and readjust them if necessary.

5. Change Your Wires

If the wires that run from your opener to the photo eyes and the wall button are exposed, you should replace them with new ones. These wires have probably been in your garage for a long time and they're likely to be nicked or worn. It only takes about 15 minutes to run a new wire, but it's worth the cost and inconvenience to prevent damage to your garage door.

6. Test Your Remote Control

If you have a remote opener, test it to see if the button works. If it's not working, call a technician for repair or replacement.

7. Test Your Garage Door

Once you've had your new garage door opener installed, it's a good idea to test it out by opening and closing it manually. If you notice a significant amount of resistance when the door is opened, it could be caused by your finger getting caught in the track.

If you have any questions about your garage door or opener, don't hesitate to contact us at AAA Garage Door Inc. We'll help you get your door and opener in top working condition again.

 Opener Repair in Troy, Michigan

If your garage door opener isn't opening all the way, making strange noises or not working at all, you need to have it repaired immediately. Having your opener repaired can save you money, ensure safe operation and increase the lifespan of the machine.

Garage Door Opener Repair Symptoms

If the door won't open all the way or make a loud noise, it's likely an issue with your motor or chain drive. We'll repair the motor or chain drive to restore function so you can use your garage door opener again with ease.

Usually this is an easy fix and can be done by anyone with basic DIY skills.

The most common cause of a broken garage door opener is a bad main gear drive. This is the plastic gear that comes in direct contact with the worm drive on your motor. If your garage door opener makes a grinding noise but the door won't move, it's probably time for this component to be replaced.

This is a bit more complicated than the other repairs in this article but still fairly simple to do by yourself.

Besides repairing the main drive gear, you can also fix the trolley carriage and the rail that attaches to it. You'll need to remove your opener's header bracket and disconnect the trolley from the motor and then slide off the old one and replace it with a new one.

Another simple and affordable repair to make is to replace the weather stripping around your garage door. This helps to seal the gap between your garage floor and the door, which can prevent your opener from slipping off its track.

You should have your door inspected at least once a year to make sure it's in good condition. It's also a good idea to have it serviced by a professional to ensure there are no problems with the tracks, rollers or springs that will cause damage to your door or opener.

A broken garage door opener can be dangerous. The opener's motor hoists a heavy door up and down the tracks multiple times a day, so it can exert an incredible amount of stress on the parts.

This can damage the tracks, causing them to bend or break. It can also make the door difficult to open and close.

Other possible signs that your opener needs to be repaired include a faulty keypad, remote control or wall control panel, damaged safety eyes, and a malfunctioning logic board. Having these components fixed or replaced by your Precision Garage Door Technician will help restore functionality and ensure your opener continues to operate safely.

Regardless of the type of garage door opener you have, Precision is always prepared to perform any necessary garage door opener repairs and maintenance. We have the tools and skills to provide quick and efficient service for a variety of brands, including LiftMaster, Wayne Dalton, Chamberlain, Genie, Stanley and more.

 Pedestrian Door Installation in Troy, Michigan

Pedestrian Door Installation

Pedestrian Door Installation

Adding a pedestrian walk through door to your garage is one of those home improvement projects that seems like it will make life a lot easier. It saves you from having to roll up the garage door every time you go outside and makes it much more convenient if you have heavy items. It also provides security and reduces the risk of burglars breaking into your house through the garage.

However, before you decide to get your hands dirty and do it yourself, you have to know the basics. You will need to have some basic tools like: ladders, scaffolding and a mechanical lift. You will also need some safety gear like a harness, gloves and eye protection. You should also make sure that there is a clear space to work and the room is well ventilated.

If you don’t have the required tools to do the job, then you should hire a professional service provider for a safer and more efficient result. A qualified technician will ensure that your new doors are correctly installed and that they are safe to use. They will also inspect your garage and ensure that it is safe for the new doors and that they can withstand the elements.

Pedestrian doors are an essential part of any commercial or industrial building and serve many important functions including security, managing traffic flow, maintaining temperature control and providing barrier free access to the workplace. They are common in a range of settings including hospitals, transport interchanges, shops and offices.

 Pedestrian Door Hardware Repair in Troy, Michigan

Pedestrian Door Hardware Repair

About Pedestrian Door Hardware Repair

Whether your doors are swinging, sliding, manual or automatic, the experts at American Pedestrian Door have you covered. Our commercial door specialists are well trained, insured and ready to help with any problems you may have with your pedestrian doors. Their up-to-date knowledge of custom equipment and door parts makes them an invaluable resource for anyone looking to replace or install new swing doors.

From first impressions and accessibility to traffic flow management and security, interior and exterior sliding doors play a critical role in business operations. We carry all the new and replacement commercial door parts to handle these needs, including hinges, overhead springs, cables, tracks, patio sliders and glass.

When it comes to securing your facility’s sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs), you can't afford to cut corners or take shortcuts with the pedestrian door deadbolt devices you choose. The locks used on pedestrian doors must meet specific life safety requirements, as set forth by your local fire marshal or Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Whether you need an additional lock or a replacement, we can help.

 Residential Garage Door Installation in Troy, Michigan

Residential Garage Door Installation is a home improvement project that can add value to your property and make your life easier. A new garage door is also an important safety feature for your home, so be sure to invest in the latest technology.

Residential Garage Door Installation

Before deciding to install a new garage door, it's crucial to consider several factors: type of door, size and weather conditions. These will influence the time and labor costs for your project.

The most common types of garage doors include single panel, sectional and swing-out/sliding. Each type of door has its own unique features and benefits.

Single Panel

Composed of a single panel, a single-panel door is the least expensive to install. They're typically priced from $400 to $1,000, but can vary greatly depending on the style and manufacturer.

Swing-out/Sliding

A swing-out or sliding door is a more common type of garage door and usually includes a curved section that can be opened like a regular door. They can be as costly as $1,000 to $2,000, but can add significant visual appeal to your home.

Sectional

A sectional garage door is a popular choice and is the most commonly installed door in the United States. Each section of the door is connected with hinges that bend over a curved track. This allows the door to sit parallel to the ceiling when fully open and in line with the walls when completely closed.

Attach the upper and lower tracks to the wall with 5/16" x 1-1/2" lags. Ensure the upper and lower sections are parallel with the flag bracket at the top of the track. Next, secure the end bearing plate to the horizontal section with one 3/8" bolt. When tight, the flange should be even with the flag bracket and pointing away from the door.

BOTTOM SECTION

To complete the bottom section, first attach the hinges with 2 lags per stile, even with the bottom corner of the door section. Then, slip the looped cable ends onto their studs on the bottom fixtures. Once that's done, lag the rollers on each of the stiles with two lags, leaving an extra 1/2" at each end.

Winding the Springs

To wind up the springs, insert a bar into the hole on the casting and crank it out and up until you feel the cast end begin to move inward toward the shaft. Then, turn down the set screws until they contact the shaft, then 1-1/2 to 2 turns more.

When you're finished, tighten the set screws until they're snug. This will give you a good idea of how well the springs are tensioned.

If you're installing a spring-tensioned door, be sure to use the right size springs. The stronger the springs, the more force they'll require to open and close the door. Using the correct springs will save you money over time and help your door last longer.

 Rolling Steel Doors in Troy, Michigan

Rolling Steel Garage Doors

Rolling Steel Garage Doors

Sometimes called overhead rolling doors, coiling garage doors and roll-up doors, these commercial resources retract into a compact, easily transportable coil to provide space-saving utility for any facility. They are great for situations where headroom and sideroom is at a premium, as well as for applications that require energy efficiency or security. They offer flexibility in use, operation and appearance and come in a wide selection of curtain materials, slat profiles and finishes that can be configured to meet your project specifications.

Aside from their functional and aesthetic benefits, these commercial metal doors can also contribute to workplace safety and security. Unlike steel sectional doors, which may pose a safety risk to employees by snapping when in motion and coming crashing down on equipment or people positioned underneath them, steel rolling doors have a smooth-operating mechanism that does not rely on springs.

This type of commercial garage door is a fantastic resource for business settings that need to move a lot of inventory or equipment quickly and efficiently. They are available in a variety of materials and can be configured to withstand heavy usage. For example, some high-performance models feature a cycling range that is capable of withstanding dozens of openings and closings per day.

They can also be designed with insulation to reduce transfer of heat and noise, and they can be fenestrated for ventilation. These features make them ideal for parking garages looking to replace grilles or customers in warehouse settings seeking enhanced security.

 Security Shutters in Troy, Michigan

Security Shutters

Security Shutters are a physical barrier to stop burglars, vandals and trespassers from accessing your property. They also act as a great crime deterrent – many opportunist burglars will avoid a property with shutters installed, knowing it would take them much longer to break in. They look sturdy and impenetrable and create a huge barrier that makes it difficult for burglars to attempt entry at all.

They are commonly used in commercial settings such as shops, offices, warehouses, garages, concession stands and guard booths, but they can be installed in residential properties too. They can be automated and controlled from a central switch inside the building or manually operated using either a crank or strap (belt).

In addition to providing an effective security measure, Security Shutters can help save on energy bills and provide shade/UV control. They are made of high-grade aluminum that is insulated and helps to prevent the passage of heat and cold. They can also be customized with louvres, to allow you to choose how much sunlight enters your home or office.

The shutters are available in a variety of colors, patterns and styles to complement your property’s aesthetics. They are also available in a range of thicknesses and insulation options, depending on your requirements. They can be installed on both new and existing buildings, including older properties with wooden windows or steel shutters. They can also be integrated with your security systems to give you added peace of mind and provide a complete home protection solution.

 Spring Repair in Troy, Michigan

Garage Door Spring Repair Basics

Garage door springs are a major part of the operation of your garage doors. They extend and contract with the help of cables and pulleys to open and close the garage door. Unfortunately, they sometimes break, causing your garage door to either open or close improperly. If this happens, you can fix a broken spring yourself or call a professional. But before you start, it’s important to understand how they work and why they might need repair.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are used in most garage doors. They are mounted on the wall above the garage and extend or collapse with the help of cables and pulleys attached to the horizontal tracks that run through the ceiling of the garage. A damaged or broken torsion spring can cause the door to open or close erratically or not at all.

Depending on the size of your garage, you may have one or two torsion springs. If you have a single torsion spring, it will be attached directly to the door, while if you have a double torsion spring, it will be connected to the cable and pulleys in the track.

It’s a good idea to replace torsion springs as soon as they are damaged or break, and that includes the ones that are closest to the motor. If you do not, you could end up putting unnecessary stress on the motor and damaging it.

If you’re inexperienced with spring repairs, it’s a good idea to hire a professional. They have the proper tools and training to complete the job safely.

Compression Springs

Coil springs, which are found on many vehicles, work in conjunction with shocks and struts to maintain suspension movement. They absorb shock and force, allowing the truck to smoothly shift over bumps and dips on the road.

These springs are not only essential in a vehicle’s suspension, but they also help to prevent the wheels from rubbing together. If a coil spring is damaged or worn, it will not be able to do its job effectively, and your vehicle’s suspension will fail.

To keep your coil springs in tip-top condition, it’s a good idea to spray them with a silicone-based lubricant three or four times per year. This will keep them from rusting, which can significantly shorten their lifespans.

You should replace your coil springs in pairs—for example, both front coil springs—to ensure the entire car rides evenly. This will allow your vehicle to run at its best.

If you don’t know what type of spring your garage door requires, it’s a good idea to ask the professionals at White’s Automotive Center. They will be able to provide you with the right replacement springs for your specific model of door.

There are three common types of extension springs: open-looped, double-looped and clipped. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. You can purchase replacement springs from your local hardware store or through a manufacturer. However, it is more cost-effective to buy them from a company that specializes in garage door springs. They will have them in stock and can easily answer your questions.

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