Follow these great tips to keep your garage door working
Check out our tips here below if you want to learn how to keep your garage door working for as long as possible! We’ve been helping with repairs for years. Scroll down to see our advice!
The importance of visual inspection
Sounds pretty trivial isn't it? After all, you see your garage door every day, twice at the very least. But do you take the time to actually look at the springs? Does the door seem balanced? How are the cables doing? Do you see any rust anywhere? These and more are all very important questions, and since this is the easiest step in keeping your garage door in check, why not take it? Take the time every once in a while to look at the different parts, make sure nothing makes odd noises, check for rust and balance.
Stay away from the garage door springs
This issue can never be stressed enough. These parts store enough tension to support the door, so you can only imagine how dangerous it can be to be around when they snap. If you find a broken spring, don't be tempted to try DIY, not with this specific part. Call a professional that is qualified to remove and install the new spring for you and avoid the risk.
A snapped cable requires an immediate replacement
This is important since the door may start hanging on one side. When this happens, it can also go off track and leave the track bent or broken. It is crucial that you do not operate the door either with the opener or manually until the cable is replaced.
Consider having a battery back-up
Backup battery is not standard in most garage doors. However, our specialists say that having one is helpful when electricity fails. The backup may kick in and allow you to use the garage door opener for your safety and convenience. Without it, you could find yourself locked out of your home.