Garage Door Maintenance Tips
Place something at the bottom of your garage door by its threshold to ensure that the door will back up once it hits the object. Most garage doors should also have a photocell component which senses when there is something underneath the garage door that would cause it not to close. If your garage door does not have a photocell it means that it is a very outdated garage door and you should consider replacing it.
An unbalanced garage door stand very little change of working correctly. A small imbalance could eventually turn out to be a big problem causing your garage door to break. To check your garage doors balance, pull on the red cord and then manually pull the garage door half way up, if the door doesn’t stay in place then it is out of balance. Call us immediately if this occurs.
Most garage doors are used over a thousand times a year. That is a lot of work for all the small parts that your garage doors system relies on to work smoothly. This means that there is plenty of vibration that loosens up the bolts to the roller brackets. Therefore it is important tighten them every once in a while in order to ensure that everything works accordingly.
This is the part that runs down at the bottom of your garage, it ensures that when your garage door is closed that a secure seal is made. Check the stripping on a regular basis and look out for any areas that may have become brittle, cracked or broken. If you do need to replace it, we have everything you need for this, so don't hesitate to call!