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Source of Wisdom & Security in the Garage Door Business

Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 4:57 pm by Dan Musick

My son sent me this passage a few years ago and I keep it posted on the wall here at work. With garage doors or any other business, operating wisdom, knowledge, understanding and justice come from the Lord. He truly watches over us throughout our lives.…

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Clopay Door Identification

Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 4:49 pm by Dan Musick

In our blog titled “How to Identify Doors by Model Number, Serial Number, and PID Numbers” we showed how to identify Clopay garage doors.

Attached are links to PDFs to further help you identify your Clopay garage door.

As always, if we can ever help you find what you need please contact us.…

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Part Time Software Help Needed

Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:10 pm by Dan Musick

DDM Garage Doors is looking for an experienced software developer. Applicant must have at least four years of experience programming with PHP and a high mechanical aptitude. Starting rate is $40.00 per hour. If interested please contact us.

More information about our company is on our blog titled “Who are We?”

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How to Remove a Steel Rolling Door

Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 4:32 pm by Dan Musick

Note: These instructions are for smaller rolling doors less than 16 feet wide and 14 feet high.

1. If there is a hood covering the barrel remove the hood.
2. Open the door.
3. Remove the tracks on each side, but leave the longer vertical angles that support the end plates.…

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How to Install a Steel Rolling Door

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:40 am by Dan Musick

1. Check to confirm you received all the parts and that they are the correct size. New doors normally come with the barrel assembly and curtain separate, along with the tracks and hardware box with instructions. Sometimes the endplates are separate.…

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How to Replace Steel Rolling Door Springs

Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 4:25 pm by Dan Musick

1. Close the door.
2. If there is a hood covering the barrel remove the hood.
3. Unwind spring(s) unless the spring or springs are already broken. Mark the tension wheel and count the number of turns you remove. You’ll need to rewind the spring the same number of turns and possibly a little more.…

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Garage Door Cables

Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 6:02 pm by Dan Musick

A straight cable with no fittings installed is considered raw cable. These cables are normally purchased on rolls, and raw garage door cables are commonly used when a contractor or maintenance man is cutting cables for garage doors with various heights and types of lifts.…

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Spring Bumpers on Double Low Headroom Tracks

Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 6:44 pm by Dan Musick

At DDM Garage Doors we run into a number of unique situations.

Craig Boyd didn’t have enough room at the ends of his tracks so he asked us for some suggestions. 

We kicked around some ideas and here’s what resulted. These pictures show how he installed spring bumpers at the ends of his double low headroom tracks when there wasn’t enough room at the ends of the tracks to mount the bumpers.…

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Some of the Best New Year’s Resolutions I’ve Heard

Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 4:32 pm by Dan Musick

Learn a good trick.

 Go on YouTube and look a for “life hacks,” and try some of them. It will expand your mind to see possibilities.

Break a record.

 It may be a personal record, or winning a contest, but strive for the best. …

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Intangible Tools For Residential Garage Door Repair, Part 2

Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 4:28 pm by Dan Musick

Picking up where we left off ...

5. Did you enjoy math in school? If so, why?

In garage door repair and replacement instructions, verbs like “to measure”, “to mark”, “to weigh”, “to adjust”, and “to draw” appear in various forms frequently.…

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Unmatched Support. The Right Part. DIY with Confidence!

YES, WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! DDM is considered a life-sustaining company because we are an internet retail company that provides essential products. Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, however, we are changing our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way is to order in advance through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance, to confirm availability of parts, and to place your order. Once ordered, your parts will be available for pickup in the lobby of our north side front entrance. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the same article you will also find documentation and an answer to the question: "Is a garage door repair company a life sustaining business?"