Valuable tips about garage doors and ways to choose materials, new doors and maintain the system safe
Inspect all components of the opener system annually.
Check the rail, drive and trolley for physical damage including rust, deformation, chips and dents. Even if there is minor damage present, the affected component must be fixed without delay. You can also open the motor unit and inspect the interior for damage. Do not forget to look closely at the mountain brackets too. Check the safety sensors from all sides. Finally, inspect the wiring for fraying, minor cuts and other issues, and have it replaced if needed.
Safety features to look out for in door openers
Make sure that your electric garage door openers or automatic garage door openers all have a safety reversal feature. This signals your door to stop if an object or person suddenly passes through this beam of light coming from the sensors at both sides of the door.
Preparing garage door for spring
After winter, it is time for a spring clean up. Check if all the door components are working well and none are broken or bent. Remove any dust or dirt using a cloth and mild detergent. Check the weather seals and replace if necessary. Also watch out for any gaps in the wall.
A broken spring is not hard to diagnose. There will be a loud 'pop' noise if the springs breaks when you are around. Alternately, if you notice a 2 or 3 inch gap between the spring, then it is certainly broken. Never try to replace springs on your own and our experts at La Mirada can help in replacing both the springs.