Respected Garage Door Professionals
Check out these tips and learn how you can use knowledge to your advantage to keep safe garage doors
Test the opener safety sensors four times a year
The simplest test involves placing a piece of wood or another solid item in front of one of the sensors while the garage door is fully open. This will mimic the situation in which the signal is interrupted by a person or a pet. When you attempt to close the door with the remote, it must not move down. If the sensors fail the test, they should be fixed or replaced fast.
Always use a reinforcement bracket
Many do-it-yourselfers usually miss this important step when installing garage door openers. Our door installation and maintenance technicians always emphasize this need for the proper installation of a reinforcement bracket on the top portion of a door. This is done to avoid door damage. Door opener manuals usually provide details on properly installing the reinforcement bracket.
Make sure the door is installed properly
The way the garage door is installed is important. It must be assembled correctly and installed properly. The smallest mistake might lead to accidents and poor performance of the door. It will not open evenly if springs and other components are not installed right.
How to test the springs
Springs make sure the garage door is balanced, opens with ease, and remains open. They also make sure it closes down nicely. If you have a hard time opening the overhead door manually or the door doesn't remain open, you need to check the springs.
Examine the sensitivity of the reverse system
Check the sensors often to be sure that your family is safe should the door slide down. Our professionals suggest opening the door once the opener is disconnected. Try to stop the door as it's descending with your hands. If it doesn't reverse, the sensors need repair.