In this page you can find some of useful ideas and suggestions about how to make sure your garage door system is able to continue functioning optimally for as long as possible. Take a look at the tips below for some incredibly useful advice.
Consider replacing worn springs before they break
According to our experts, this can save you a great deal of hassle and eliminate the safety risks associated with a broken spring. You will not have to worry about your door getting stuck and caging your car in or out of your garage. When a spring breaks it can whip around your garage and seriously injure anyone standing nearby, so getting it replaced before that happens is the best way to go.
Always keep the manual
As with most electrical and mechanical equipment, never throw out manuals related to your garage door or any of its components. Although the working mechanism of these types of systems is fairly similar, some manufacturers have specific details on repairing, replacing and maintaining their models. The manual also comes handy when you're trying to diagnose problems, or when you need to locate the emergency release cord.
Before buying a new opener, make sure it has enough horsepower
The opener is the engine that powers the door's movement. Therefore, it needs to be able to produce a sufficient amount of horsepower. Each door has a different minimal requirement, which depends on its weight and size. Before buying a new opener, you need to make sure the model you have your eye on will be able to adequately move your door.
Keep your children away from the door
Our experts suggest that you should keep your children away from your garage door, especially if you are using an automatic system. Kids don't always understand the repercussions of playing around with dangerous devices and can get hurt if they don't appreciate just how risky it can be to run around your door while it's moving. The safest way to go is to educate them about the potential dangers and to make sure they can't get their hands on your opener remote.
Open the garage door before starting the car
These days, people are so busy that often their minds wander while they do regular everyday tasks – like driving. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many cases of people reversing out of their garage with the door still closed. Therefore, our advice is to make a habit of opening the garage door before starting your car. This will also reduce the amount of toxic car exhaust fumes that you'll have to breathe while sitting in your idling car, waiting for your door to open.