The following tips are easy to understand and simple to apply. They'll help you keep your garage door's performance optimal and safe, as well as ensure that its various parts will keep functioning for as long as they can.
Inspect your garage door on a monthly basis
One of the most important ways to prevent garage door related problems is to perform regular monthly inspections. Open and close your door a couple of times and listen to see if you hear any strange noises. Is it moving up and down smoothly and just as quickly as it always has? Check the condition of the springs and the cables. If you find any sign of wear, give our experts a call as soon as possible.
Don't delay when it comes time for repairs
When any part of your garage door is damaged or worn for any reason, repairing them immediately is incredibly important. The longer you wait, the worse things will get. Your system is not safe to operate when one or more of its parts are broken.
Get the right opener for your specific needs
A chain drive opener is usually cheaper than the other types, so if you have a detached garage you may want to opt for a model of this type. Belt-drive openers, however, are best for a garage that's close to a bedroom, as it is relatively silent. Before making your final decision, make sure the opener you have your eye on is capable of producing enough horsepower to lift your door.
Test your safety sensors regularly
The best way to perform this test is to simply place an object in the path of your door and then order the system to close. The door should either refuse to close, or start to but then immediately reverse. If your door hits the object, though, contact our experts right away. Your safety sensors could be misaligned.