Avoid emergencies and costly repairs by using some useful tips listed below. We hope this insight will prove useful in extending your door's lifespan.
Clean your door at least twice a year
Most garage door manufacturers recommend cleaning the outside of your door at least twice a year using water and a small amount of mild household detergent to protect it from dirt buildup and corrosion. Wooden doors should be checked too for chipping or peeling paint and any water damage. Steel doors, on the other hand, should be inspected for rust spots or corrosion. If you notice any damage to the door's mechanism, call us for a complete inspection. Our experts are trained to spot minor problems before they become major headaches for you and your family.
Adjust the close travel limit if the door hits the floor when closing
If the door strikes the floor and then springs back up, this is an indication that the opener is set to lower it too far. Go to the back of the motor unit and find the limit switch. Turn it in the direction for reducing the close travel limit. You may have to try several different settings before finding the one which prevents the door from hitting the floor and from hanging above it.
Keep extra batteries for the remote
Keeping batteries for your garage door clicker is prudent. Imagine coming home late at night only to discover that the remote doesn't work because the batteries are dead and you've got no replacement - planning a little can make things a lot easier!
Weather seals have great value
Weather seals should be installed all around the garage door to ensure air doesn't enter your garage. The bottom seal, in particular, is very important in keeping moisture, insects and other small animals from entering. If your seals are damaged, we recommend replacing them fairly rapidly.