Read these tips and be prepared for everything
Learn how you should check garage door openers and parts! Get some ideas on how to be safe while maintaining garage doors and why some parts need more frequent inspections.
How often you use your door defines how soon they should be replaced
Garage door springs are mostly designed for 10,000-30,000 cycles. Each cycle consists of an open and close operation. Since, most garage doors are used nowadays as the new front doors; the springs’ lifespan becomes shorter. Therefore, to avoid suffering from an immediate breakdown, our repair specialists suggest having your unit checked periodically.
Be careful with torsion springs
Always remember that garage door torsion springs are risky to handle. Our garage door experts warn that you should even be more careful if you are trying a roll-up garage door repair where there is a single torsion spring at the center of the door. In such cases, the tension on the torsion spring is so great that the job requires special repair skills.
Inspect the spring and cables more frequently
These garage door parts are under a lot of pressure and this puts them at greater risk of damage and breaking. They get worn-out more quickly as well. If you notice even the slightest issue, you have to provide repair right away.
Shut the opener down before performing maintenance and repairs
You have to disconnect the motor from the power source to ensure safety during your work. This will keep you protected from accidents even if a member of your family accidently presses the button on the remote or the wall mounted switch.
If the door opens too quickly or snaps up, you have to check the belt or chain
This problem usually occurs due to the belt or chain of the garage door opener becoming too loose. Tighten it to deal with the problem. Just remember that the belt or chain must not be too tight and feel free to contact one of our professionals for further consultation.