Keep your garage door system operating optimally and keep your loved ones safe with our collection of related tips below. Have a question that's not been answered? Just give us a call, we'd love to help you out.
Regularly check the spring mounting
You need to pay special attention to the plates which the spring is mounted on. They have to be kept in good overall condition to ensure the safety of your system. They should not be rusty, bent or damaged. If loose, tighten the screws of the plates to ensure that the spring will remain in its place.
Door does not open easily
Even an old garage door should open and close smoothly. If that does not happen then there could be a problem with a spring that is possibly out of balance. You should get it checked as soon as possible as this could mean extra burden on others components.
Read your garage door manual
Manuals are intended to be read by users to provide information on a device's features, operation, and maintenance. We always recommend that users read their garage door's manual and familiarize themselves with the door's emergency release feature and how to use it.
Can I perform any maintenance myself?
Even if you are not a handyman, you should check your garage doors regularly and ensuring the screws are tight and the prings don’t make loud noises. Additionally, it's safe for you to check your sensors for significant dust and dirt as well as apply lubrication to the moving parts of your system. You should still book an appointment with a professional for a more in depth inspection from time to time though.
Wood or glass garage doors?
They are both excellent options - wood is wonderful for non-humid areas and glass is preferred for sunny areas. Bear in mind, wood needs regular maintenance and additional application of coatings. Glass panels on the other hand will likely require regular cleaning. Ultimately the decision will depend on your specific situation, our experts would be happy to advise you.
Invest on your garage doors
There are excellent products in the market or Garage Door Repair Escondido that can really upgrade the mechanism of the garage door system at your home. You can add new safety features or do garage door panel replacement that will make the garage doors stronger and beautify your property.
Enhance your security with better technology
If you want to improve the current status of your home's security, we recommend you take advantage of newer automatic garage door openers models - these can be connected to fantastic sensors that turn on lights the minute they detect someone in the vicinity of the garage.
Check your home security status
Do you want to eliminate the chance of a home invasion? Check your garage door security and functionality works. Intruders often take advantage of dysfunctional doors and dark unprotected yards.
Keep the garage door clean
Keeping the garage door clean is not important only for aesthetic reasons, it will also give you the chance of detecting rust signs or mold and prevent it from spreading to the whole panel. Besides, the accumulation of dirt in the tracks or underneath the door can also obstruct its operation.