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When to Fix Your Garage Door Yourself and When to Call For Help

by Shelly Scott
When to Fix Your Garage Door Yourself and When to Call For Help

Before fixing a garage door, it is important to know when to conduct a DIY project and when to call a professional expert. It is also important because there are some problems and adjustments which you can handle on your own and others are complicated on the risky parts of the garage doors which need special skills and expertise. 

Attempting DIY garage door repair can be dangerous and difficult when you try to handle the risky component like spring or opener. They can become a hazardous challenge for you if you don’t know how to handle them. Therefore, it is important to determine which garage door problems are simple enough to handle on your own, and when you should call a professional for help. Visit here https://garagedoorrepairnewportricheyfl.com/garage-door-spring-repair/ to learn more tips and tricks about garage door repair.

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Obviously the batteries in the garage door remote could be the first thing you should inspect while troubleshooting a malfunctioned garage door. Like any other electronic household equipment that runs off batteries, it should be an easy task to change the defective batteries. It is also a wise option to keep spare batteries in case you need them in emergency conditions. Check the garage door opener thoroughly to confirm that all the plugs are plugged in safely and securely. All the connections are tightened securely if not, it is probably easy and safe for you to adjust them on your own.

Garage door tracks and panels are also important parts of the mechanism that need to be kept in good working order. Tracks have a tendency to get bend or dry which makes the garage door drag going up and down and can create horrible sounds. Dirty and dry tracks can cause friction. In order to fix these problems, you should clean and lubricate the garage door track occasionally. If you found misaligned or bent tracks that refuses to rise, you will have to adjust them to balance then garage door. If the tracks are not parallel to each other, adjustment is fairly simple. You just need to lose the screws and nuts of tracks and reposition the tracks parallel to each other. While doing this, make sure that you have checked every part to confirm there is no rust or damage to them.

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Garage door problems related to electrical components are normally something better left to the expert technician. Never try to handle them by yourself if you don’t have enough experience. The electric circuits can easily be damaged and can make the situation worse. You may need to replace the garage door opener when it malfunctions. Be careful and don’t forget to disconnect the garage door from its opener while inspecting and maintaining the garage door on your own.

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Another important part of the garage door repair job is torsion springs adjustment. These springs are placed at the top of the garage door’s opening. They have a high amount of tension, if they snap, they can smash anything around it. It is always suggested that don’t try to attempt garage door springs repair and replacement on your own. One wrong move can give you serious injuries and more damages. Hiring a certified and reputed garage door repair company is strongly recommended.

Welcome to the Roadside Projects!

by Shelly Scott



Do you love art? I believe that a lot of us love art. There are so many different types of arts which blow our minds. In fact, a lot of artists are very creative which is the reason why we get so amazed with their creations. One of these of course is the creator of this Roadside Project, Risa, known for her great ability to do paper cuttings and turn them into an art form.  

Back in 2009, while Risa was trying to quit smoking, she grabbed a scissor to distract her idle hands and refrain from reaching out for a smoke. That was the time she created her first artwork in her garage. One minute she’s searching for garage door repair near me and the next she drew sketches first before coloring the figure that she had in mind and then brought it to life using paper, scissors, and a craft knife, then glued it to a panel of wood. That’s how she started in her work of making amazing and whimsical art. 

An artist who is well-known in the paper cutting world, Risa creates delightful three dimensional scenes by turning whimsical illustrations into pieced together paper figures. She also has a collection of clothed animals. However, her strong theme throughout her work is the road, and includes roadside attractions like the circus and gypsy fortune tellers, journeys and voyages. She crafts her stories using glue, paper and ink inside oval box frames and sells the originals as well as prints. She will soon release her next artwork, based on a scene from one of her favorite picture books titled Where the Wild Things Are. She works for famous magazines all over the world. You can see her work too in various exhibit places.  

Paper cutting using hand tools that can be turned into amazing art often boggles the mind. This kind of craft has been practiced as far back as the 6th century in China and is also credited with making the first paper. If you are not yet aware, in recent years contemporary artists have been pushing the art of paper cutting into the limelight to be known not just as a craft but an art. 

You should check out the discussion of American paper-cutters, lots of great artists are members of this group. They are also here to invite you to join the forum session of this site. You can ask everything about paper cutting and they will surely answer your questions. You can also share your opinions about the subject as a number of paper cutting artists and handicraft artisans are discussing various aspects of this beautiful and interesting art.  

You can see different paper cutting artworks here on the Roadside Project website, where you’ll also learn of shop updates. If you are interested in Risa’s work, kindly message us for your choice of art and we’ll get back to you as soon as we receive your email. You can purchase her work through her Etsy shop as well.  


Thank you and Enjoy!