Fixing an automatic garage door is a complex and dangerous procedure. However, understanding how this type of system works and what you can do to increase its longevity is highly beneficial. Check out these tips to learn some useful information.
Remember to repaint your wooden garage door every year or two
The only way to protect wood from moisture and harsh sunlight is to regularly apply it with a fresh coat of paint. This will help you preserve its style, d, sign and condition, and maintain the curb appeal of your home. This visual aspect is very important, especially if you're hoping to sell your home in the future and don't want to have to get a new garage door in order to raise its value.
If your garage door uses extension springs check their safety cables
The safety cables can be even more crucial than the spring itself. Extension springs are likely to go flying when they break, and they may seriously injure anyone that they hit. That's why they are often fixed with safety cables that hold them in place and prevent them from whipping around. As you can tell, the condition of these components is therefore very important, so you should check them often and contact our team if cable replacement proves to be necessary.
Test the photoelectric eyes to make sure they're working correctly
At least once a month you should check to make sure your opener safety sensors are working properly. Simply open the garage door, and then close it using the remote. As the door starts closing, wave any object (a broomstick or a large piece of wood should do) in front of the photoelectric eyes to trigger the reverse mechanism. If the door doesn't reverse, you need to get the sensors checked by one of our experts.
Get things repaired as soon as possible
Don't leave damaged garage door parts without fixing them. Even if the door moves, a frayed cable or a slightly dented track will eventually create a major problem that will end up costing you more. Getting things fixed as soon as possible is always better than waiting for the situation to get worse.