Garage doors are one of the most common mechanical and electrical devices in the home, they are also in need of regular maintenance in order to continue working perfectly.
Here are some helpful garage door hints that explain what devices require regular maintenance:
One of the most common problem areas are the torsion springs on the door, they allow the door to open and close smoothly and without hang-ups. But, these springs will be used often resulting in worn springs that pose a safety hazard. In order to keep your garage door working properly, you should have these spring systems checked by an expert technician who has appropriate training. But, many homeowners are unaware of failures with their garage door torsion springs, and along with other worn components, will need regular maintenance and safety inspection to ensure that the garage door is functioning normally.
If you have experienced problems with your garage door opening and closing, you should pay special attention to the torsion springs, they are the most common perpetrator of failing garage doors. If the torsion springs are old, they probably are worn in certain areas. These springs are tightly wound and kept under very high tension. Because of this tension, even the highest quality springs will eventually need to be replaced. Sudden breakage of the springs is always a concern and many accidents have been caused by failed springs resulting in injury and damage to property. Our skilled technicians will know how to check the springs and whether they need to install new ones or replace them with cables in the case of roller shutter doors or an external steel tube.
Even if your garage door springs are self contained, and if the door installation is several years old, you need to have them inspected regularly by a trained technician. For homeowners who have two independent springs, you should have them both replaced at the same time. It saves time and prevents future breakdowns.
If your garage door squeaks loudly or has a rackety noise when the garage door is opened or close it is not necessarily a sign of springs breaking. Call a trained technician if you want to have a complete diagnosis of your garage door and opener. With a quick inspection, technicians can identify what the problem is and recommend the appropriate course of action.
Another common problem is if strips of cable are hanging loose. Despite the quality of the garage door opener, this is a sign that the cables inside are about to break. Sudden breaks in garage door opener cables could cause the doors to drop suddenly resulting in injury or damage should anyone or anything be in the way, Loose cables need to be inspected and in most cases should be repaired by professional garage door service technicians who know about the problem and the best ways to fix them.
Garage doors are very heavy and can cause injury if they are not properly secured, so call our trained technicians today and prevent any injury in the future. You don’t want to face the consequences of faulty garage doors or openers.