Your garage door is designed to operate flawlessly every day of the year, but sometimes one of its dozens of parts can malfunction. When this happens, check out our informative new tips section below for helpful ideas and solutions from our seasoned professionals.
You can test your garage door's balance
It's important that your garage door is properly balanced, otherwise a strain is created on the system that will wear down the various components more quickly over time. To make sure your door is balanced, you just need to disconnect it from the opener by pulling the release cord on the side, then manually open the door halfway. If it starts to move back down it means it needs adjustments by a professional.
Pay attention to your garage door
Catching problems early on is the best way to save money and lengthen your door’s lifespan. Listen for any strange noises while your door is in motion. Does the motor of your opener sound like it's grinding, or running when nothing is happening? Is the door itself louder than usual? These all mean it's time to call a professional!