Most homeowners take for granted their electric garage doors until they stop working properly. At such a point, it is not just your home security that will be compromised, but also you may suffer the inconveniences of spending a lot of money for repairs and maintenance.
But all those can be avoided by regular care and maintenance, and there are a few tips to help you keep your electrical garage door in top shape-:
Check the door balance monthly
You should check on a monthly basis if the door is balanced properly. To do this, simply disconnect the automatic opener so that you open the door manually. A door in good working condition should open with very little effort and it should remain open until you force it to close. If you find it difficult to open the door, then you should call a professional to check it out for you.
Reversing mechanism test
To prevent entrapment, the reverse mechanism of the door should work properly at all times. To test the efficiency of this mechanism, simply place an object on the door’s path when it is closing then see if the door will come to an automatic stop and reverse immediately. If that is not the case, then the reversing mechanism of the door has a problem and it needs to be serviced.
Electric garage doors have various moving components that deserve lubrication on a regular basis. This is how you stop parts like the rails and the rollers from wearing out quickly as well as the production of a squeaky and annoying sound when opening and closing the garage door. While lubricating the garage door, however, be sure to use the lubricant recommended by the manufacturer.