Last updated 11 months ago
It can come as a surprise—you activate your garage door opener when arriving home only for the garage door to remain closed. Or you may be aware that your power is out while you’re at home, and wonder how you’re going to get your car out of the garage. Luckily, there are several features for you to be aware of that can help you operate your door when there’s no power.
Check Your Batteries
Maintaining your garage door includes maintaining your opener, even if that just means ensuring there are fresh batteries in your remote. It is one thing to have your garage door fail to open without municipal power, and quite another to simply find out that you needed to switch out a few batteries.
Learn How to Open Your Door Manually
Opening your door without the help of your garage door opener is an easy task. All you need to do is release the door from the opener’s track, usually by pulling a well-marked cable near the opener on the inside of your garage. This disengages the garage door from the track and allows you to operate it manually. Once power has been restored, you can pull the cable in the opposite manner to re-engage the door to the track.
Consider a Battery Backup System
One thing that can ensure that your door operates regardless of the conditions is to use a garage door opener with an integrated battery backup power supply. Many excellent products from LiftMaster include this feature, and your residential garage door installer can help you understand how to use one with your existing opener.
These are just a few of the ways you can get in and out of your home’s garage even in the event of a power outage. To learn more, contact Florida Door Solutions at (407) 884-5955. We offer both residential and commercial garage doors, as well as parts and accessories, and our licensed, bonded, and insured professionals can help you with your garage door needs.
Last updated 11 months ago
Are you looking for more information about the benefits of genuine wood garage doors? What kinds of inspections and maintenance should you conduct to ensure that your garage door will operate wonderfully and safely for years to come? Learn more when you visit the following links.
Read this page from OverheadDoor.com to get some important safety and maintenance information that will help your garage door stay in excellent condition.
This article from GarageDoorCare.com can give you the tools you need to perform monthly visual inspections and tests on your door.
Take a long look at these beautiful handcrafted wood doors from Wayne-Dalton.com and witness the beauty and quality of Amish craftsmanship.
Look at this comprehensive paper from DASMA.com to learn how a professional should perform a thorough garage door inspection and maintenance check.
You can contact Florida Door Solutions at (407) 884-5955 to schedule your regular maintenance or let us help you choose a beautiful new garage door for your home.
Last updated 12 months ago
Don't forget to pick-up a new toy to donate to Baby DJ this year while you are out holiday shopping!
Florida Door Solutions is going to be a drop off location for Baby DJ this holiday season! Baby DJ helps families that can’t provide Christmas presents for their kids. Please, bring your new, unwrapped toys and drop them off at our office for the program. We will be accepting toy donations until December, 21st. On Friday the drop off locations will go live on the Baby DJ website.
Florida Door Solutions is a Baby DJ drop off location!
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM 407.884.5955
777 S. Park Ave., Apopka FL 32703
More information on Baby DJ: http://www.babydj.org/
Last updated 12 months ago
Combining classic and modern beauty, a genuine wood garage door can truly set your home apart. There are several options when it comes to choosing a wooden garage door, and the variety of designs can span anything from the familiar sectional door to the ever-popular carriage-house style design.
Wood garage doors are durable, and have a few specific advantages like increased thermal performance and, of course, intrinsic beauty. Wood is an excellent insulator. A new garage door made from this material can give your home added energy efficiency by keeping your garage more comfortable.
Choosing a Design
The advantage of choosing a new wooden garage door for your home is that you have a lot of variety when it comes to design. A simple sectional garage door can become a quietly sophisticated addition to your home simply by virtue of the right wood and hardware accents. You can, of course, choose a more exotic design with modern flair or explore carriage house derivatives that offer a timeless quality and something new at the same time.
Creating Your Own
An advantage to choosing a high-quality garage door installer that works with manufacturers like Amarr is the ability to customize your very own garage door. You can create a design from scratch or seek inspiration through different sources that each have aspects that appeal to your taste. A custom door will be truly unique, adding to the character of your home while showcasing your specific style.
Florida Door Solutions carries high-quality wooden garage doors from Amarr, Wayne-Dalton, and more. Visit us online to explore our selection or call us at (407) 884-5955 to inquire about creating a custom wooden garage door for your home today.
Last updated 1 year ago
Your garage door is a convenient appliance that you use every day, but it is important to remember that your kids need to be kept safe during its normal operation. Educating yourself and your children can help you safely enjoy all the benefits your garage door has to offer.
This video from the International Door Association uses an easy-to-remember tool for learning garage door safety. D stands for door. Garage doors are heavy, and children should never run under a moving door. O stands for openers, which should never be touched by a child. The second O is for ‘ouch,’ a reminder to never let your children touch a moving garage door. Finally, R is for remote, and is a reminder that remotes are for adult use and should not be used as toys.
Florida Door Solutions knows the importance of family. As a second generation family-owned company, we want all parents to impart the kind of safety awareness outlined in this video to their children. If you have any questions about garage door maintenance or safety, call us at (407) 884-5955 today.