Posted on November 5th, 2013
Due to everyday use, commercial roll-up doors should be maintained periodically to make sure they remain fully functional and are easy to use.
Over time, the wheels that rolls in the tracks of the roll-up doors may gets stuck. This can be addressed by either adjusting the bracket tracks or reducing the friction between the shutter and track. If the roll-up door opens abruptly or in a sluggish manner, the spring tension likely needs to be adjusted to regain normal movement of the door. Additionally, roll-up doors might begin making an unusual noise due to friction between the door and door-stop, which can be caused by misalignment. In this case, the track should be adjusted by loosening the nuts that attach the tracks to the brackets.
The garage door expert team at Cowart Door Systems can help any business owners in Austin who need their roll-up doors maintained. Book an appointment today by calling (512) 459-3467.
Posted on September 5th, 2013
Roll-up door, also sometimes called “rolling shutters,” earned their popularity in the past years for the simplicity and functionality that they provide, something for which many commercial establishments are looking. In fact, these doors offer many advantages to businesses that make them appealing.
Commercial establishments, such as a store or a shop, often use roll-up doors due to their significant durability, which results from its composition of interlocked horizontal metal slats. In fact, businesses with less space also tend to benefit from roll-up doors as they can roll up and be stored in an overhead housing unit. Additionally, the steel used in making roll-up doors are high-grade, allowing them to better endure everyday use and harsh weather conditions.
If you or someone you know have a business in Austin and wants to consider installing a roll-up door, get in touch with the expert team at Cowart Door Systems by calling (512) 459-3467 today and schedule an appointment.
Posted on August 15th, 2013
In order to maintain the classic appearance and robustness of a wooden garage door, homeowners need to properly maintain these doors.
Regardless of the design, it is important to check all the moving parts of a garage door at least once per year. Make sure springs, rollers, and hinges are properly working. Look for loose or missing screws and replace any as soon as possible to avoid even more expensive garage door repairs in the future.
You can also help to prevent cracking and flaking of the wooden garage door by applying sealants. And, if you have a heavy wooden garage door, you should make sure there is a metal support rod to prevent it from sagging.
Maintaining wooden garage doors can be a daunting task. Make sure your wooden garage door gets the proper care it needs by talking with the expert team in Austin from Cowart Door Systems by calling (512) 459-3467. We can quickly address any of your garage door needs.
Posted on July 30th, 2013
Although many people who have garages in their homes are more focused on the functional aspects that garages offer, garage doors can actually add to the beauty of a home as well. For those homeowners wanting to amplify the visual appeal of their homes, installing decorative hardware to a garage door may be an optimal way to do this.
Since a garage door is often one of the most visible parts of a house, especially to those people just driving by your home, adding hardware decorations can improve the overall look of the house and even increase a home’s value. Additionally, installing garage door decorations may also unify the garage with the overall design of a house. Also, certain decorations or upgrades to garage doors, like adding another door with intricate designs, can make a boring garage door stylish and more functional.
If you have a home in Austin and want to make your home more stylish by adding decorations to your garage door, contact the expert team of Cowart Door Systems by calling (512) 459-3467. We can help you create a design that works for your home.
Posted on July 9th, 2013
Any homeowner who has a garage door has a variety of options when it comes to customizing their garage door and its features. One of these options that is extremely popular is an automatic garage door, which has a number of benefits aside from its ability to automatically open and close.
Automatic garage doors help add an additional level of security to homes with the addition of sophisticated features such as lights turning on or off when the garage door opens or closes, or closing the door once you leave the house, eliminating the problem of a garage door being accidentally left open.
With automated garage doors homeowners can also save themselves some effort, as they do not need to get out of their vehicle just to open or close the garage door. This can be extremely beneficial in avoiding inclement weather.
Additionally, these doors can be critical in preventing injuries, as they can often detect people or other objects passing through and avoid closing on these people, animals, or objects.
If you are in Austin and you want to add an automatic garage door to your home, discuss your customization options with the experts at Cowart Door Systems today by calling (512) 459-3467.
Posted on June 14th, 2013
Many people in Augusta, Georgia were baffled when their garage doors experienced glitches in early June. The glitch, which caused garage door openers to stop working, prompted numerous phone calls to local companies as people tried to find a solution to the inoperative doors.
The cause of the glitch was the Fort Gordon Army base’s upgrade of radio frequencies to improve emergency communications. Garage doors from houses as far away as 12 miles experienced the glitch because the remote frequency of the garage doors and the new military system were the same.
Similar incidents of jammed garage doors have previously been reported before in neighborhoods near military bases in California and Connecticut.
If you are also experiencing garage door opener problems, our professional team at Cowart Door Systems can help you address these issues in a timely manner. Call (512) 459-3467 to set up an appointment today.
Posted on June 11th, 2013
A residential garage door is one of the most useful and used doors that a house can have and, as such, should be properly maintained so it can continue to serve its purpose of securing the home and vehicles. One of the most important aspects of residential garage door maintenance is keeping the appropriate parts properly lubricated.
Regardless of design, garage doors generally need proper lubrication on its hinges and railings to prevent it from rusting and making unwanted sounds. When lubricating the hinges and railings, make sure to clean off dirt with a moistened cloth in order to prevent more dirt from accumulating. You can use a lubricant spray on metal rollers and hinges, but make sure to avoid spraying it on springs, chains, and the chain rail bottom.
Unfortunately, even with proper maintenance garage doors may become broken and need to be replaced or repaired. If this is the case for your garage door, get in touch with the expert team of Cowart Door Systems by calling (512) 459-3467.
Posted on June 10th, 2013
The Central Texas garage door experts at Cowart Door Systems are excited to announce a new discount for students and staff at the University of Texas at Austin. This discount will provide individuals who have a valid staff or student UT ID with a 10% discount on repairs over $100. This offer does not have an expiration date and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.
At Cowart Door Systems, we understand how important a fully functioning garage door can be for your home or business, making it essential to repair broken or unreliable parts and systems as soon as possible. As such, we are proud to offer 24-hour garage door repair, so that you can get the timely help you need whenever you need it. To learn more about our services and our commitment to serving the UT community and the greater Austin area, contact Cowart Door Systems today at (512) 459-3467.
Posted on May 21st, 2013
A family was frightened after a bear nearly ripped off the garage door of their home in Northern Virginia in early May.
According to the Leesburg Police, a bear was responsible for damaging a garage door when it clawed through it to get into the garage. The owners of the home said they were shaken to realize a bear was inside their garage and they took measures to prevent the wild bear from breaking into the rest of their home. The bear is believed to have broken into the garage because it was attracted to the smell coming from an extra refrigerator the family had in their garage.
While incidents such as this are very rare, there are many common ways in which your garage door may be damaged. Regardless of what caused the damage to your garage door, our expert team at Cowart Door Systems is prepared to fix your garage door or replace it. Schedule an appointment with us by calling (512) 459-3467.