Avoiding issues with your garage door can be made much easier by following a few simple tips. Our technicians have made a list of things homeowners can do to keep their overhead doors in good shape. Read on to learn more.
Learn how to use the safety features of the opener
Garage door openers have three types of safety features that you should familiarize yourself with. These features also need to be tested occasionally to ensure the unit's proper functioning. The auto-reverse mechanism changes forces the door to opener when it encounters physical resistance; the safety sensors detect obstacles that get in the door's path to prevent it from hitting them at all; the emergency release cord is what disengages the opener and essentially switches the door to manual mode, which can be very helpful during power outages and, as the name suggests, emergencies.
Resolving the Problem of Weird Noise
Is your garage door making weird noises each time you close or open it? You can solve this by carrying out a maintenance check - inspect and secure each panel and make sure all of the garage door parts are tight and fit well. If the noise appears to be coming from the springs, it's likely they need to be lubricated. If noises persist following all of these steps, there could be an issue with the opener - if this is the case, we recommend you have a professional look at your system.
How to Clean Garage Door Rollers
If you're experiencing problems with your garage door, the problem may lie with the garage door rollers. To give them a proper clean, you can try soaking them in kerosene for about two hours before cleaning them with an old toothbrush. This can help to remove rust and stubborn dirt which might be causing obstruction.