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Blog | American Door Masters | Greenville, South Carolina

Garage Door Springs and Other Reasons Garage Doors Fail to Open

American Door Masters gets a lot of calls about garage doors that don’t work. Broken garage door springs is a common reason but not the only one. Garage doors are extremely heavy so tension springs are installed to help lift the door. With properly tensioned garage...

Do-It-Yourself Garage Door Repair Is Dangerous

Garage door springs help to lift and lower the door using tension, and lot of it. That makes them dangerous to remove and replace. In most cases, we can replace  your garage door springs professionally for less than the...

Don’t let your garage door be a security problem

This comes to us from the Austin, Texas  police department, but it's good advice to anyone in any city. Don't let your garage door become a weak point in your home's security. The APD reports an increase in break-ins through garage doors and offer some tips on how to...

Garage doors do a lot of work. Maintenance helps.

We never give our garage door opener a thought, until it doesn't work. Let's say it goes up 4 times a day and down 4. That's 2,920 times a year the garage door motor and mechanism is lifting or lowering the door. The motor can only lift so much so the heavy duty...

Secure Your Garage Door Remotes

Local police reports from around the country highlight a weak spot in home security: unsecured garage door openers. Sure we like to keep cars parked in the garage but sometime we just don't for a variety of reasons. And if we leave a car in the driveway, a garage door...

How To Choose A New Garage Door

Buying a new garage door requires some planning. There are lots of good reasons to buy a replacement garage door. You may need to replace it  because of age, wear or rot or you just want something that looks better.  Whatever the reason, replacement creates the...