Here you can find important garage door safety, maintenance and functionality tips that can help you get more use out of your automatic system. For more information, check out our FAQ page.
Include your garage door in your spring cleaning routine
Your garage door can get just as dirty as the rest of your home. When you decide to do some spring cleaning, don't neglect this trusty system. Wipe the panels down with a piece of dry cloth and consider repainting it with a protective coat. While you're at it, give the different mechanical parts a look to make sure they're all in great shape. You can also lubricate the rollers and the hinges, as well as the torsion springs, to improve the performance of the door.
Check garage door hinges for rust
We hardly give much attention to our garage door hinges but it is important to remember that it's your hinges which keep sectional doors together. We recommend checking them frequently for rust and checking and tightening them on a fairly regular basis. Lubrication can also help to keep rust at bay.
Detecting worn out pulleys
Worn out pulleys are some of the most common garage door repair problems we encounter. They usually manifest at first as a difficulty in opening and closing the door. To check if your door has pulley problems, check for wobbly movement - if the wobble is only minimal, it's unlikely they're struggling too much.