Garage doors have been engineered to be convenient and useful in our high-paced, modern living. But like anything that has moving parts and components that require proper function, it needs to be adequately maintained. Regular maintenance can minimize major problems from occurring and extend the life span of your garage door and opener.
AAA Action Doors would like to relate some maintenance tips for your garage door and opener.
1. Garage Door Inspection. With the garage door closed, look closely at the garage door springs, cables, pulleys, rollers, hinges, and other mounting hardware for any sign of damage or deterioration. If you find any loose screws, bolts, or nuts, tighten them down securely. Inspect the cable for any fraying. If there any unusual sounds or any garage door components seem abnormal, there could be an underlying issue that could result in serious malfunction. Please be aware of the garage door spring counterparts are not to be tampered with. If there is an obvious problem there, consult a professional. It is a matter of safety, and could also make your warranty void. Only trained technicians should make any repairs or adjustments to avoid disaster.
2. Test Garage Door Balance. If your door is featured with an automatic door opener system, make sure the garage door is shut and disconnect the system. Manually open the garage door. You should be able to accomplish this task with ease and it should smoothly open with little resistance or strain. Only open it 3-4 feet, it should stay open, but be sure it is clear for safety. If it is difficult to open, or refuses to stay open, the balance has shifted, and needs to be adjusted by a trained professional.
3. Garage Door Safety Reverse System Mechanism Test. Automatic door opening systems are often equipped with a safety feature that if an object passes through the laser beam, located approximately 18-24 inches above the ground, the door will discontinue its decent and reopen. To test this safety feature, wave a piece of wood or broom where the laser beam on the garage door closes after you have set it to begin closing. It should reverse once the object passes through the beam. Another safety feature is if the beam is not present, but once the garage door makes contact with the wood, it should halt progress, and reverse. As of January of 1993, all garage door installation had to have a safety reverse mechanism to prevent injury, death or damage. If your garage door does not reverse, contact a professional as soon as possible.
4. Garage Door Lubrication. Make sure all the moving parts are properly lubricated. If you are uncertain, contact a professional.
Garage Door Installation, Replacement, Emergency Repair, Preventive Maintenance & Tune Ups in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
The garage door and the garage door opener are engineered to move. Naturally, components can become worn and need to be replaced. In some cases, or over time, a new garage door will need to be installed. For maintenance services, repairs and installation, call us at AAA Action Doors. Our expertly trained technicians have the experience and skill, to utilize the state of the art equipment to efficiently provide the garage door services you require. Call us today to schedule your appointment!