Great Tips for Having an Awesome Garage Door!
Our company has been in the garage door business for quite a few years so we definitely know a thing or two about the industry! Have a look at some of our great tips for making sure that your door is performing at its best!
Check the garage door hinges for bending and wearing as part of maintenance
Pay close attention to the cylinder of each hinge. It should be round. If it is oval, this indicates wearing so you should get that hinge replaced. Bent hinges require repair. If this cannot solve the problem, they should be replaced. These components need lubrication to work smoothly and quietly.
Use two tests to confirm that the opener sensors are working properly
The first one involves opening the garage door and blocking the sensors by placing a solid item like a box in front of one of them. When you attempt to close the door with the remote, the unit must not go down. For the second test, you will need a long thin object like a garden rake. Wave it in front of the sensors while the door is closing. The unit should reverse.
Make sure the door closes well
It's important to check that the overhead door closes well for security reasons. It is very important to make sure it is closed all the way. If it's not, it's a sign of a problem. There might be need to make adjustments from the opener unit but it could also be a spring or cable problem. Our friendly technicians will gladly help you.
Getting to the root of the problem
Figuring out the source of basic mechanical problems doesn’t have to be super complicated. Rely on your senses to locate obvious fixes. If something appears to be rattling or grinding, you probably found the source of the problem.
What’s New with Openers?
Garage door openers have been used to open and close the garage for many years. The old ones still prove reliable but if you want to level up your safety and security, you should look into modern units, which are beefed up with both convenience and security.
Troubleshoot a squeaky spring with cleaning and lubrication
Use a deep penetrating solvent especially if the spring is rusty. Apply it carefully and wait for it to do its work. Then you need to apply lubricant. You should not use too much according to our experts in Atlanta. If this troubleshooting does not help, repair will be required.
Replace the electric opener
Today, new electric garage door openers have great capacities. They integrate special features and plenty of accessories that can be added in a later stage. From timers to backup batteries and opener control via internet the new opener systems can keep you safer and are more practical.
Clean parts before lubrication
Lubrication maintenance is an excellent way to keep the moving parts rolling smoothly but Garage Door Repair Atlanta insists they must be cleaned first. Otherwise, the new lubricant will stick to residues of old ones and will attract dirt. Parts will stick and the door's movement will be obstructed.