The Best Garage Door Related Tips
We had our experts write down some helpful advice to help our customers optimize their systems.
Check the balance of your door
You can tell if the garage door is balanced correctly if you disengage the opener and then open it halfway. If it stays still it's likely ok. However, if it slides down or jumps up, our experts suggest that you have the springs adjusted. You can also tell there's a need for adjustment if there seems to be a slight tilt to the door's panels.
Fix track issues immediately
Many things can go wrong with the tracks. They might get misaligned if their fasteners are loose, or dent if they're hit with enough force. In any case, our experts suggest you either get them fixed or replaced, depending on the problem. If the tracks aren't in good condition, it is possible for the door to get stuck while moving, or even slide off its track.
Prefer sectional doors
If you must decide among one-piece garage doors and sectional ones, prefer the latter. Unless you have a special reason for wanting one-piece doors, it's good to know that they're not functional. They also move at a slower pace according to our technicians. They're usually pre-set from the factory and such settings cannot be changed for safety purposes. Sectional door panels can be replaced individually.
Ensure that your extension springs have safety cables
These are stationary cables that run through the springs. They should be installed along with the main components. These cables are intended to hold the parts of the spring in case of breaking. Otherwise, they will shoot out and may hurt someone or cause damage to the garage. If you do not have such cables or they are in poor condition, our experts suggest that you get new ones installed right away.
Keep the door and components clean
Make use of good weather during spring and summer to thoroughly wash the door panel and the garage door parts. You will also have the chance to check their condition and remove elements, especially from the garage door tracks that can obstruct the door's good movement.
Check the sensors every week
It's not an exaggeration to say that your opener sensors must be regularly inspected since they can be easily damaged by various elements. Our experts suggest doing so on a weekly basis, since testing them is very easy, won't take much of your time, and can help ensure your safety.