Friday, January 27, 2012

It "Pays" to go the extra mile, literally!!!

We had a gentleman call because he had a problem with his garage doors not working. It was mid December; we were booked solid and couldn't get to him that day. Rather than tell the customer we would have to schedule an appointment another day our Tech, Derrick Pulley, helped him over the phone. The customer was so thankful he took time out of his busy day to stop by our office to thank him personally and leave him twenty dollars. So, it truly does pay to go the extra mile. Whether you receive anything or not you will still feel fulfilled in helping someone in need.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maintenance agreement

Right now Alamo Door and Awning is offering a special for a yearly maintenance agreement.  Normally it is 149.95 but for a limited time we are offering it for $89.95.  Our tech will come out and check your garage door and garage door opener.  He will make sure everything is properly greased, oil, lubed properly, adjust parts on your opener, he will inspect the opener itself, track, as well as the springs, pulleys, cable, springs, gears etc.  That is a pretty good savings and will save you the worry of having to worry about your garage door and opener. Give us a call at 817.265.2563 to get on our discounted maintenance agreement.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunsetter Awning and Easy Shade

We at Alamo Door and Awning also offer sales and service for Sunsetter Awnings and Easy Shade.

You  can get both the Easy Shade and the Sunsetter Awning in motorized or non-motorized.  The shades provide protection from sun, light showers and harmful UV rays, they are affordable, has great model choices, rich designer color choices in woven acrylic fabric, simple and easy to use with great quality.  The Easy Shade are easy to use vertical solar shades and are the perfect solution when you want privacy, shade, and breeze protection.  They are so much better and sturdier than conventional blinds or rattan curtains.  Great for your porch, gazebo and other outdoor structures, durable vinyl mesh lets in soft, filtered light and air.  They keep the inside of your home cooler when installed in front of large windows or doors.  They are easy to clean, mildew resistant and maintenance free.  We have some samples in our showrooms for viewing and deciding what is best for your home.  We also have the fabric samples to let you choose the color and pattern that is right for you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Garage door safety

The garage door is the largest moving object in a home. An improperly adjusted garage door opener can exert strong and deadly forces and might not reverse the garage door in an emergency. The garage door counterbalance springs should be properly adjusted in order for the safety reverse system to function properly. Thus, proper installation and maintenance are extremely important in order for the garage door and garage door opener to operate smoothly and safely.
The header bracket, which attaches the front end of the opener track to the header wall, must be securely attached to the structural members of the garage wall. If not, the opener might not reverse the garage door in an emergency. The rail can also pull away from the wall.
All garage door openers manufactured and installed in the United States since 1982 are required to provide a quick-release mechanism on the trolley that allows for the garage door to be disconnected from the garage door opener in the event of entrapment. The quick-release handle should be mounted no higher than six feet from the ground. Homeowners should be familiar with this mechanism, because garage door springs can relax over time, and pulling the release could lead to a free-falling door.Garage door openers manufactured since 1982 are also required to reverse the garage door if it strikes a solid object.
The wall console/push button should be mounted at least five feet from the floor and the remote controls should be kept out of the hands of children. Children should never be allowed to play with or use the garage door opener remotes or wall pushbuttons. Homeowners should also keep a moving door in sight until it fully opens or closes.
Under U.S. federal law (UL 325), garage door openers manufactured for the U.S. since 1993 must include a safety reversing system, such as photoelectric eyes mounted no higher than six inches above the ground, with a light beam spanning the door opening. The garage door opener is required to reverse the door to the open position if the beam is broken. Other examples of safety reversing systems, allowed within the guideline of UL 325, include electric safety edges, which reverse with approximately 15 pounds of downward pressure, and a garage door and opener system without photo eyes, tested together, which reverses upon approximately 15 pounds of pressure.