June 23, 2021
Garage door bottom seals work to keep out pests and moisture, pressing against the pavement to create a blockage that lets nothing go through or under it. Over time and numerous open and close cycles, this seal can become deformed and cracked, leading to performance failure. When your bottom seal stops working, water, small animals and the weather can enter, creating problems (whether it be a high electric bill or mice eating away at the items stored in your garage).
Typical vinyl seals begin to flatten and crack after just a few years, giving way to pest, energy and water issues fairly quickly. DURA-LIFT’s Rubber Garage Door Bottom Seal has 5x better performance when compared to PVC plastic alternatives-- it is made of 100% EPDM rubber, giving it superior bounceback and flexibility.
Because DURA-LIFT’s Rubber Garage Door Bottom Seal keeps its shape so well, it creates a tight seal that will reduce the cost of heating or cooling your home when the door is closed-- air is blocked from entering or exiting, assuring that there are no temperature fluctuations. The durable rubber can withstand intense temperatures as well, handling anything between -60°F to +290°F while still keeping form.
The seal is universally applicable, fitting all 5/16” double-T type retainers; they’re available in either 9 ft. or 17 ft. rolls and can be easily cut to fit any door size below that. To attach them, all you have to do is slide the T-shaped edges into your garage door’s seal track and feed it across the length of your door, making sure that the ridges are facing outside.
Garage door bottom seals are extremely important when it comes to keeping costs down, keeping your space moisture-free, and keeping the valuables inside your garage safe-- traditional vinyl weatherstripping will flatten and crack within just a few years, leading to issues and the cost of replacement-- rubber bottom seals from DURA-LIFT won’t need this level of upkeep, keeping your garage securely sealed.
June 23, 2021
Old, rusty hinges can make your garage door loud and shaky-- it won’t open or close smoothly, which can be a huge nuisance for you and your family. The Premium White Powder Coated Hinge Tune-Up Kit gives you everything you need to make your door operate quietly; a full set of white powder coated hinges, powder coated top brackets, a 10-piece set of Titan rollers, and Eco-Xstream lubricant spray. With this kit you can replace all parts of your sectional door that may lead to unwanted noise and trouble.
The powder coated design of these replacement parts sets them apart from their ordinary, non-coated 14-gauge steel counterparts; they’re just as strong, easy to replace and their coating makes them rust resistant for longer lifetime value. Their white coloring also makes them match the color of most garage doors, allowing for a more visually seamless appearance. Both functionality and aesthetic are improved upon with the powder coat kit, allowing you to forget all about your hinges-- no more noise, no more standing out.
The Titan rollers feature nylon wheels to aid in quiet operation, as well as a triple-coated black oxide stem to resist corrosion, a 6200ZZ bearing that can withstand 25x more open and close cycles than a standard roller, and a front and rear sealed cap to keep out dirt and grime; Titan rollers are built for a lifetime of smooth, quiet operation.
The multi-purpose Eco-Xstream lubricant spray can be applied to all metal parts of your door to help it run smoothly, as well as on other tools; its use can extend beyond garage door maintenance. It dissolves rust and prevents corrosion, leaving a film on its target for long-lasting effectiveness. Using the Eco-Xstream lubricant will further extend the lifetime and quiet operation of your garage door upgrade, lowering maintenance time and improving functionality.
The Premium White Powder Coated Hinge Tune-Up Kit will quiet and improve the performance of your garage door, coming with everything you need to enhance the functionality and interior style of your garage door.
June 21, 2021
If you have an automatic garage door opener in your home or are planning to install one, you have to make sure that door is reinforced in some way; if your door can’t handle the pressure of being pulled up, it could malfunction.
Automatic openers pull a garage door up from the top panel of the door, opening it by continuing to pull the door up along its track. Garage doors are very heavy, weighing up to hundreds of pounds; when the opener pulls on a single panel to lift it, a lot of stress is put on the door. If it isn’t reinforced in some way, the door and the opener may be damaged by the pressure put on it, leading to some expensive repairs. However, installing a reinforcement bracket on your garage door can quickly and easily avoid this issue, ensuring that your garage stays sturdy and operational for years to come.
DURA-LIFT’s reinforcement bracket kit acts as that necessary extra support for your garage, using durable 14-gauge steel (stronger than the 18-gauge competition) to open and close your door smoothly. The bracket is 21 inches long, the standard size for the top section of garage doors, and works by connecting the top door hinge to the top of the panel, where the garage door opener’s operator arm sits. This heavy-duty bar alleviates some of the pressure on the door by pulling on the metal hinge as well, dispersing the stress of opening and closing throughout the door. This way, one centralized location won’t have to bear the full force alone.
DURA-LIFT’s reinforcement kit also includes all the hardware necessary for installation; two self-tapping screws to fasten the bracket to the door and a clevis pin-cotter pin combination to lock the operator arm into the bracket. That’s all you need to install, paired with common household tools to put everything in-- easy as that!
Automatic garage doors are extremely convenient for any house to have, but it’s important to make sure your door has a reinforcement bracket that is strong enough to handle it-- this is an effective and simple way to assure your garage door and opener operate smoothly and effortlessly.
June 21, 2021
It takes a lot of work to lift your garage door up and put it back down; torsion springs help to carry out this task, and constantly have a lot of tension on them to do that. Bearings are installed on the ends of torsion spring shafts between the stationary cones to limit friction, ensuring the springs rotate properly while keeping your door operational, smooth and safe.
Bearings, like rollers and torsion springs, have a cycle duration; bearings last far longer than bushings, which are rated at only 10,000 cycles on average. DURA-LIFT’s Ultra-Life radial bearings last up to one million open and close cycles, compared to our top competitors’ 100,000-cycle duration. These sturdy stainless steel bearings are sealed to keep out dirt, dust and grime, ensuring a high-performance lifespan-- you won’t have to replace them for decades, eliminating hassle later down the line.
DURA-LIFT has two different steel bearing sizes; the standard 400 lb and the heavy-duty 900 lb. The 400 lb. bearing is typical for homes to use, easily supporting a majority of garage doors-- the 900 lb. option is more intense, being able to support far more weight (this may be useful for commercial or industrial endeavors).
Steel bearings are a small and easy way to limit the number of things you have to fix as the years go on. DURA-LIFT is committed to Setting the Standard in Door Parts™, making repairs, replacements and upgrades as easy as possible.
June 21, 2021
Updating your garage door doesn’t have to be a day-long commitment; you can spruce up its appearance in a matter of minutes AND skip the permanence with DURA-LIFT magnetic hardware-- unlimited customization combinations without the commitment of drill-in hardware!
Magnetic decorative garage hardware is easy to install, easy to adjust, and easy to personalize with. The strong all-weather magnets will hold tight to your door, while the durable ABS plastic ensures that your decorations won’t fade or streak over time-- you won’t have to worry about drilling holes in your door or the inevitable rusting and streaking of metal accessories as time goes on.
DURA-LIFT’s magnetic hardware sets offer a range of upgrades for any look.
The popular carriage-style set offers four hinges and two handles for you to get a carriage / barn-style look; you can also use the 12-piece faux nail kit to add more dimension to your door or the 32-piece faux window set to give the illusion of windows without paying for installation. You can mix-and-match these sets for more creative and personalized looks, or change them out any time-- magnetic means options!
A garage door upgrade using DURA-LIFT’s carriage-style hardware and faux windows
Using magnetic garage hardware can give an instant, stylish upgrade to any home, improving curb appeal and personalizing it to your tastes. Avoid the permanent damage of drill holes with long-lasting, weather-resistant magnetic decorations you can change at any time!
April 05, 2021
April 01, 2021
Your garage serves as a storage space for everything from cars, tools, sports equipment, and maybe even stuff that you don't even use anymore. It's easy for all of this stuff to sit in a pile in the corner, making things hard to find and access when you really need them.
If your garage is so cluttered that you barely have room to park your car, or so unorganized that you can't find anything, these five storage solutions will help you clear and neaten up your space.
Peg boards can be easily hung on your garage walls and are a simple and versatile way to add storage space. You can hook different attachments onto the peg board to hang and hold a variety of different items, such as hooks to hang tools or trays to hold smaller items. The beauty of peg boards is that the arrangement can be easily changed and rearranged to fit your needs.
Similar to peg boards, drilling tracks into your walls give you the freedom to easily switch up your storage arrangement for your changing needs, while also saving floor space. You can add a variety of hooks and attachments to the tracks to store anything from sports equipment to gardening tools. Tracks are often able to hold more weight than pegboards, and are suitable for heavier objects such as ladders and other bigger equipment.
If your garage is a bit more cramped and has limited wall and floor space, just look up! Overhead racks take advantage of otherwise empty space to add shelves above your cars and to hold bins for all of your things. This can be especially useful for stashing seasonal items like Christmas lights or pool equipment that you can store up there and forget during the offseason.
Cabinets aren't just for your kitchen! If you don't like the appearance of storing all of your equipment and supplies out in the open, you can install some cabinets to organize all of your stuff while also keeping it hidden. Alternatively, you can get a freestanding cabinet unit if you don't want to drill cabinets into your wall.
With these simple, yet effective storage solutions, you can transform your garage from a cluttered mess to a tidy space.