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Useful Garage Door Information

Your garage door needs proper care and maintenance. Read some useful tips and information about garage doors. If you have any questions, feel free to call us right away. We provide 24-hour emergency services!

Tips for Proper Garage Door Use

  • Wait until your garage door is fully opened before attempting to walk underneath it. A simple miscalculation can lead to injury or even death
  • Learn how to use the emergency release. If someone is pinned under the door, activating the emergency release could save his or her life
  • Do not let children play with or use garage door transmitters. Make sure to keep your garage door remote control or push button wall control out of their reach (at least 5 feet from the floor)
  • Remember to keep the garage door in sight when you’re using it. Make sure your push button wall control is mounted where you can see the garage door clearly

Garage Door Maintenance

If your garage door is in need of major repairs, we recommend that you contact a certified professional. However, there are some things you can do to maintain your own garage door.
  • The garage or overhead door track should be lubricated once a year. Contact us if you need lubrication advice for your specific door
  • Clean the weather stripping around the frame with vinyl cleaner every other month. Lubricate it with an appropriate product after you do this
  • Inspect the rollers every six months. If they’re worn out or broken, replace them. You can also call us to replace them for you
  • If your garage door is painted, make sure you repaint it from time to time to protect it

Garage Door Springs

Generally, these springs are supposed to last a certain amount of cycles, with 10,000 cycles being the standard. One opening and one closing of the garage door constitutes a cycle.

You can purchase upgrades of up to 100,000 cycles. Usually, a spring will break after 7-12 years. When one spring breaks, all the springs must be replaced for proper balance. They should always be replaced by a trained professional.

Garage Door Failure

Improper maintenance and being hit by vehicles are the main leading causes of garage door failure. A regular maintenance schedule will help in keeping your garage door in top shape. Contact us to learn more.
  • Annual lubrication of rollers, bearings, pulleys and springs
  • Wash painted surfaces several times a year
  • Paint or refinish wood surfaces as necessary
  • Adjust counter balance system as necessary
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