The Right Door for Your Garage Door Installation

The Right Door for Your Garage Door InstallationIn the midst of a renovation, purchasing a new home, or plotting having a home built, the right garage door may not be at the top of your aesthetic and practical to do list. This will be a choice at some point that you are faced with. Thankfully, your options are nearly endless in the pursuit of a new garage door. Premium Garage Door Service can and will install any of a wide variety of colored and styled garage doors. Conducting garage door installation for Eagan area homes and businesses, we have a few suggestions on what you should be pondering when it comes to making the ultimate decision on what will be your new garage door.

What is the style of your home? How will your new door fit the style of your home? If your home is covered in intricate design or multiple bold colors, than a more detailed and decorative garage door may be the choice for you. If your home is plain Jane with a simple color scheme and largely free of décor, go with a garage door installation that yields a simple, even understated garage door. No matter what choice you make, go with a door color that helps it match with the color scheme of your home’s exterior.

If you are having a difficult time when it comes to choosing the color, take a look upon the home itself. What color are your window frames, if they are a different hue than is the rest of the home? If your home is white but your window frames and general bordering are black, choose a black garage door. Matching the new garage door to your home’s trim is something of a mistake that a lot of homeowner’s make. Opting instead to match your garage door installation choice with your trim will provide a uniform and matching look that will not make it look too formal.

What about the minutia of your new garage door installation option? 21st century garage doors bring with them the option of things like windows, which you can most certainly choose. Maybe you want a high end look with an elaborate handle for the bottom of the outside of the garage door. Accessorizing on small levels that will not alter the functionality of the door are entirely possible.

Make your statement with a garage installation in or near Eagan by calling Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489 . You may also contact us and Request Service.

A Garage Door Company That Respects Your Door

The single largest “one-piece” moving, mechanical device in your home, your garage door, sometimes falls into a state of general disrepair. As such, you will want to keep on speed dial the very best garage door company to service your Vadnais Heights or nearby home. It could be the difference between parking within your shelter and sitting in the driveway during the next huge snow storm. And really, let’s be honest, if you have a garage you’d rather use it than not. If it is in a bad way you need to call in the help of some professionals to get and keep it moving. Please enjoy the following on why Premium Garage Door Service is the garage door company for you!


Experience goes a long way when it comes to doling out repair on a garage door. The same goes for a new garage door installation. We have been in business for a long time. Our technicians brings with them the proper tools and knowledge to carry out any and all services on your existing garage door. We have seen it all, from someone being asleep at the wheel, “attempting” to drive through their garage door or tracks detaching from their original seat, setting in motion a chain reaction of breakdowns along the network—nothing is beyond our scope.


Our experienced technicians are familiar with all of the products our company offers and will always provide a written estimate on the cost of our services (and products, if need be). We will be in touch with you on the regular, no alarms and no surprises. You will know just what you to expect from our garage door company every time out, easy and open communication with the focus on solving your existing garage door problems as you wish.


Shortly after eyeing up your garage door, our technician will be able to pinpoint the problem(s) therein, getting you fixed as soon as possible. An added bonus of Premium Garage Door Service’s excellence as a garage door company is that we offer evening and weekend appointments. We can be reached more or less anytime!


We will never ever engage in price gouging with our services and repairs. Premium Garage Door Service will tell you what is wrong, what you need to make it right and we go from there. A locally-owned and-operated company, we want to be friends and/or neighbors sharing the same community with our customer base. After all, you may be involved in a business that services us, our family, friends and neighbors.


For more information on garage door company for your Vadnais Heights or nearby home, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489, or you can contact us and Request Service.


Garage Door Springs Can Strike Back

As tempting as the idea may be to handle the repair or replacement of garage door springs at your Shoreview home, please consider resisting the urge. Do-it-yourself has its time and its place, your garage door represents neither. In all reality, the process is something of a dangerous one, leave it to professionals like Premium Garage Door Service. Seriously, read on.


Two types of springs exist on the market, torsion and extension. An extremely tight winding of the garage door springs allows for the proper tension that allows the heavy garage door to open and close. The issue you will indeed run into is that these tensioned springs can snap or whip out of intended placement, which could cause serious, even fatal injury. Your trained garage door repairperson will come with ample experience in replacing door springs, leave it up to them. The trade brings with it a specialized set of tools that are created specifically for each task, including the removal and replacement of garage door springs.


When you opt for a professional in this particular type of case, they will be well-versed in all angles involving any safety issues that could possibly come to light. This choice can save you some harm. You will get to keep all of your digits and appendages (hands, fingers and limbs), even, perhaps, your life.


Your repairperson should also make sure that the power to the garage door itself is turned off prior to the repair. In some cases, fuses will have to be removed or the circuit breaker will have to be turned off in order to properly carry this out. Your repairperson should know whether your garage door system is a type old enough to call for more than the flip of a switch to remove it from power.


If you insist on attempting this project yourself, make absolutely sure that you handle the garage door springs with the utmost care. You will have to remove the old springs, likely highly tensioned. You would have to then carry out the opposite in the installment of a new set, after proper tensioning.


A good repairperson will make sure that your door is balanced and tightly set after the garage door spring replacement is carried out. Before the door opener is reset and reprogrammed (if need be), see for yourself that door is as tight to seal as the day it was installed.


It so happens that Premium Garage Door Service meets all of the above criteria and comes with many years of experience. For more information on garage door springs for your Shoreview or nearby home, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489, or you can contact us and Request Service.

Take Care of Those Garage Door Rollers

A huge selection of garage door rollers is on the market, coming in many different sizes, materials and strengths. The array of materials they are made of are generally of metal or nylon varieties. You need to know which type of rollers to use in your garage door. Should your roller system become faulty, a chain reaction can occur, ultimately leading to a garage door replacement in your Lake Elmo home.



Should you pick out a roller that too short, your door can jump its tracks while it is opening or closing, causing potential damage most of the components up and down the garage door like the opener, hinges and panels.



In regards to material, this influences just how noisy your garage door opener is—nylon being the obvious choice for quiet (vs. a metal roller). It is thought that functionality in metal or nylon rollers is relatively the same.



You must keep an eye on your rollers and how well they are functioning. The damaged roller can be catastrophic to the whole system—going with a garage door replacement is not ideal if it is just your rollers that are faulty. Garage door rollers break down in multiple ways. A typical roller is only meant to last a few years, the casing that holds the bearings can become loose, causing the bearings to not maintain their ideal position, which in turn effects the rollers, limiting their abilities to move the door.



The weight of your garage door directly relates to how your rollers perform. A heavy door will, obviously, put more pressure on the entire system, including the rollers. This causes the degradation of the garage door itself, leading ultimately, yes, to a full garage door replacement.



A faulty roller does not mean that it cannot be repaired. The roller could just be off of its proper course. Usually, damaged garage door rollers are indicated by sound—screeching and scratching while opening and closing. A damaged or bad garage door roller is not good for your garage door, the system itself or for other components like the tracks, the motor and the way the garage door functions.



Be mindful of your garage door rollers. If you begin to hear unpleasant sounds while the door is in use, give them a peak. See if you can spot whether they appear to be in a bad way. We can perform repairs to your existing rollers or replace them altogether.



For more information on rollers or garage door replacement in Lake Elmo or the surrounding areas, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489, or you can contact us and Request Service.

Common Garage Door Parts

premium garage door service garage door parts eaganFor those who aren’t too familiar with garage doors and the way they work, sometimes it can seem like garage door professionals like us are speaking a different language. We sell garage door parts near Eagan, so we thought we would take the time to define some of the parts that we sell and repair the most often.

Astragal: The weather stripping that runs along the bottom of your garage door. It keeps drafts and rain from coming into your garage.

Bottom bracket: The lifting cables are attached to the two bottom brackets on most types of sectional doors. There is one bracket on the right and one on the left of your garage door.

Cable drums: The piece that keeps the lifting cable in line and from getting tangled. This is one of the most important parts of a tensions spring system.

Cable safety device: This keeps the garage door from falling if the cable ever breaks.

Cable stop: A safety device similar to the cable safety device. This is attached to the end of the cable and keeps it from slipping through the drum.

Cable: Also known as the lifting cable, this part connects to the bottom bracket to the counterbalance mechanism.

Clearances: Refers to how much backroom, headroom and side room (the distance around the walls of your garage) is needed to properly install your garage door.

Curtain: The face of your garage door that goes up and down or side to side.

Cycle: Refers to when your garage door goes from fully closed to fully open and then back to fully closed. Parts like torsion springs are rated for how many of these cycles they can safely complete in their lifetime.

Extension springs: These carry the weight of the garage door as it is lifted. They run from a pulley that is attached to the door and stretch on either side of the door to the rear track hanger.

Gauge: Refers to steel thickness. The thinner the steel, the higher the number.

Horizontal track: Runs parallel to the garage ceiling and it supports and guides the door as it opens.

Jambs and jamb seal: Jambs are vertical pieces on either side of the garage door frame and the jamb seal is the weather stripping that runs around the jamb and helps keep drafts and rain from getting into your garage.

Photo-electric sensor: These are a safety feature that is required by law and reverse the direction of your garage door if it comes into contact with some type of obstruction.

Torsion springs: Another type of spring system that help raise and lower your garage door.

Track: This part holds and guides the roller assembly and runs vertically to the top of the garage door and then horizontally and parallel to the garage’s ceiling.

For more information on garage door parts in Eagan or the surrounding areas, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489, or you can contact us and Request Service.