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Garage door
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:09:00 AM »


I am thinking about replacing my garage door.    Any recommendations on a garage door company?
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 09:14:54 AM »

There are a few in Toledo that have been in business quite a while.  Overhead Door with a showroom on Alexis and Quality Overhead Door,  I think they might be on Secor.
Prices about the same.  I just paid $900 for a double insulated one from Overhead..I wish now i would have gotten one with a row of small windows across the top to let more light in.
The one i bought has a wide channel at the bottom with the seal that can be replaced.  The last door had the seal into the bottom panel which eventually rusted badly.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 09:56:30 AM »

There is a local guy CL uses, I'll get his name...Father and son operation and they do good work, quickly and reasonably too.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 10:01:08 AM »

I've never used them but know the family at LaRoy door.  They bought the old Siegel (sorry if I didn't spell it right) Honda building on the west side of Telegraph just north of the Road Commission garage.

There's another place just south of UPS on Telegraph...   don't recall the name right now though.  I knew the family that used to run it but that's all changed and been sold off recently.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 10:48:32 AM »

I have used LaRoy for spring replacement on my garage door.  Reliable and do good work.  I would not hesitate to recommend them.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2016, 03:27:40 PM »

I just used Ray's Door Service this Spring. They are in Erie and they have a website. They installed a new double garage door and Lift Master opener.  I was happy with their work and I think I paid around $1200.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2016, 09:06:12 PM »

I just used Ray's Door Service this Spring. They are in Erie and they have a website. They installed a new double garage door and Lift Master opener.  I was happy with their work and I think I paid around $1200.

Thats who CL had do the door on the rental..  I could not remember the name neither could she....
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 09:30:30 PM »

LaRoy Door...just had another done by them. Great job!
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 11:47:20 PM »

LaRoy door is who I use mostly because when Joe owned it he was excellent  I have had some issues since the boys took over but I cut them some slack because they are giving it a very good effort. Being in business these days is a pretty tough task.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2016, 10:52:46 AM »

Garage doors aren't rocket science.  I've done a few myself.  The only issue (if you want to call it that) is loading the spring.  That spring can end your life or re-arrange your face if it gets loose.

Openers are plug and play today.

I hung the big one on my Clearspan myself (with some help from a couple neighbors) and it's 14.5 feet high and 10 feet wide with a torsion spring and chain actuation.

No biggie, just takes time and patience.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2016, 07:08:38 PM »

Garage doors aren't rocket science.  I've done a few myself.  The only issue (if you want to call it that) is loading the spring.  That spring can end your life or re-arrange your face if it gets loose.

Openers are plug and play today.

I hung the big one on my Clearspan myself (with some help from a couple neighbors) and it's 14.5 feet high and 10 feet wide with a torsion spring and chain actuation.

No biggie, just takes time and patience.

And maybe just a little mechanical 'ability'!

Back in my marina days I made a set of monel pins for working with the tension spring.  The driveshaft out of a 40 hp Johnson or Evinrude is a perfect fit but you have to shorten them some.  We had doors over 20 feet high but also had forklifts to work from.  I'm wondering if that was an OSHA approved operation :o :o :o
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2016, 09:02:05 PM »

Mine wasn't.  I set the door assembly a tip a round bale and lifted the door assembly, round bale and 2 willing helpers up with the front end loader with the forks on...  certainly not OSHA approved....

You gots to do what you gots to do...

Lucky my torsion spring was pre tensioned.  It's a helluva spring.
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Re: Garage door
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2016, 09:03:21 PM »

Not sure if it's mechanical ability or stupidity or both.......
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