Are you looking for an easy way to deal with all sorts of garage door related issues? Our experts have some of the best tips in the business.
Invest in new garage doors
If your overhead door is old, don't be reluctant to check our garage door selection. Replacement often costs less than constant repairs and can offer you the advantage of choosing from newer and more advanced options that will be more durable as well. Today, there are many options among insulated doors or composite materials and this will be an excellent investment.
Listen to your garage door
Believe it or not, your garage door speaks to you. It lets you know when things are getting worse via strange sounds and strange movements. Garage doors don't simply collapse out of the blue. Something has to go wrong with the springs or cables or some other part for that to happen. Make sure you pay attention to peculiar noisy and any jerky motion that wasn't there yesterday.
Make sure your door is properly balaneced
Our experts recommend performing a door balance test once a month. Simply disconnect your automatic opener system and try lifting the closed door manually. It should offer minimal resistance, open smoothly and remain fully open until you close it. If it fails in one of these areas, the garage door's balance needs to be checked.
Inspect your garage door opener frequently
It will just take a few minutes to check and maintain your electric garage door opener, but the benefits of such a procedure will last you for years, if not decades. Make sure the wires are in a good condition, the emergency release chord is in position, all the nuts and bolts are tightened, and the backup battery is fully charged. It's vital to check the safety sensors as well. If they've become misaligned, be sure to contact our expert technicians to get them carefully realigned.
Keep your garage door remote away from children
Children are often likely to play with a lot of things assuming they are toys. This can be dangerous if the item in question is the remote control for your garage door opener. It is highly advised that you keep your remote control out of your child's hands. Store it somewhere high that won't be easily reached.
Unplug your garage door opener when you go on vacation
Our experts recommend that you make sure to unplug your garage door opener before going on vacation. This is a security measure that will make it impossible for anyone to use your opener in order to open the door. Not even if they get their hands on your remote control.