Make Sure Your Garage Door Moves Right11/27/2015 Back To Blog
Garage doors can jam, refuse to move or get stuck halfway open. Nothing is pleasant about any of these cases and the bad news is that such things are bound to happen especially if you hardly take care of the system. The consequences will only make your life difficult! Of course, that will be the least of your problems since most of the issues related to the movement of your overhead door will affect the security of your house and might be the reasons for accidents. What you should do is to make sure the door moves right. Don't worry – it won't be too hard to check, and it is highly recommended to do so regularly in order to avoid untimely garage door repair.
Take care of your overhead door
Your goal should be to keep a functional door that will always move right. So, start thinking about the way your door moves. If you have overhead sectional doors, you surely know that they move in tracks thanks to these little wheels. It's simple so far! Take care of the rollers and tracks. The truth is that the rollers won't give you too much trouble apart from noise when they are damaged, but when it comes to the garage door tracks things are a bit different. The smallest track dent will pop the door off. With the door jammed mid-way, you won't be able to take the car out, security will be compromised and there might be danger to anyone approaching the door. Should we say more?
Garage door spring problems have difficult solutions, too. Just like it's difficult to fix damaged tracks, it will also be hard to adjust springs let alone replacing the broken ones. That's why frequent maintenance and emergency repairs are important. Broken springs will still keep you from using the door since it will be too heavy to open. If the spring breaks while the door is in its opening position, the panel might collapse. The good news is that some problems have easier solutions as long as you know how to diagnose them. Little gaps under the door don't necessarily mean huge problems. You might just need to adjust the travel limit by the opener. By turning the opener's switch as many times as needed, the door will close fully and you won't have to wonder about home security or family safety issues.