Never underestimate the power of knowledge. If you own a garage door, or are looking to get one, you should acquaint yourself with these systems, how they work, and what owners need to do to take care of them. The following tips are a good place to start.
Keeping your garage door clean can extend its lifespan
It's important to give your door a regular cleaning, as the condition of the panels will worsen if you neglect to take care of them. The tracks should also be cleaned every so often, as they can accumulate dirt and tiny debris too, which could create a blockage and prevent the rollers from moving.
Call a professional if you accidently damage your garage door
If you or anyone else accidently drives into your garage door, don't try to operate it. What may look like a little broken panel could be the start of a chain reaction that could result in your door crashing down. Let our experts examine the full extent of the damages and apply them with the right solution to prevent things from being exacerbated.
Test the tension of your garage door springs
To do this you can pull the manual release cord and disconnect the opener from your door (make sure to only do this when the door is fully closed). Now manually open your door halfway and let it hang there for a second. In this position, the door should only move slightly up or down from around the halfway point. If the movement is more significant you should call our team to have them adjust the tension of your springs.
Ensure your tracks are aligned
Aligning garage door tracks properly is not really that difficult. According to our troubleshooting experts, if you have horizontal tracks, remember that they are meant to slightly slant down. If you have a roll-up garage door, you just have to make sure that the vertical sections of the tracks are in their regular position, at the same height.