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Solving and Preventing Garage Door Issues


Take a look at these blog posts and find out how to deal with common garage door problems and how to prevent them from recurring in the future.



Spot Your Garage Door Issue Using Inspection and Testing


Sometimes problems have clear symptoms while in other cases they remain hidden. Your job as the owner is to check if the automatic door is in good condition on a regular basis. It is always best to setup a schedule for inspecting and maintaining your unit. This will help you to spot any problems which are not clearly obvious before it’s too late. It makes sense to start from the bottom up. Check the bottom panel and the lower ends of the tracks for rust. Don’t neglect going over the entire length of the tracks too. Watch out for signs of bending, for misalignment of the vertical and horizontal sections and for missing bolts. Inspect the lift cables for fraying and cuts. Check the spring for deformed coils, the hinges for bending and the rollers for twisted stems and worn wheels.

A simple test will reveal if the safety sensors work. Just place a solid object in front of one of them while the door is opened and initiate closing with the remote control. If the sensors work properly, the door must stay in place. You should test the spring’s tension too. Disconnect the door from the opener, lift it halfway to open position and let go. Ideally, the unit will stay in place.


Timely Repair Is Essential


If you notice any signs of damage, great wearing or failure, you must opt for garage door repair right away. There is a solution to each problem and you need to get it before things get worse. Rusty panels and tracks can usually be fixed properly without the need for replacement. The same is true for bent hinges and tracks. When the bending is severe, however, the component has to be replaced. Frayed lift cables and ones with cuts must be changed as soon as possible. The good news is that if one cable is damaged, the other one is often intact and can stay in place and do its work properly. Damaged and worn rollers will need changing. The same is true for faulty safety sensors.

What if the torsion spring has too much or too little tension? In the first case, the door will jump up during the test while in the second one, it will drop down at a considerable speed. Tension is reduced with the unwinding of the spring. Winding is necessary for increasing it.


Keep Your Automatic Garage Door in Good Shape


Most type of issues like noisy and shaky door and jamming can be effectively prevented with proper maintenance. You must run inspection and testing regularly to identify problems timely, but there are also actual measures which you can take to lower the risk of damage and failure. Panels require cleaning at least once a year. Wood doors should be repainted annually while steel ones can be repainted at longer intervals. It is equally important to replace the weather seals when they get worn.

The moving hardware parts require lubrication maintenance. These include the torsion spring, steel rollers and hinges. If you have a chain or screw drive opener, you need to lubricate the chain or screw respectively. The same applies to the sections where friction occurs between the rail and the trolley. You need to do this even if you have a belt drive opener. If the metal parts which you will lubricate are covered with sticky dirt, you need to clean them with mild solvent in the first place.  


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