Tips

We are glad to share some tricks of the trade with you on this page. They are simple, creative and, most importantly, effective. So go ahead and get excited!

The advantages of insulated doors

If you have the possibility, invest in an insulated door. Energy costs can be quite high these days and it is important to save money every way you can. Even if your actual garage is not insulated, you will still be able to reap some of the benefits that come with an insulated garage door (after all, this is the largest opening by which warm/cold air can enter your garage).

How to handle a garage door that refuses to close

Sometimes, this happens due to issues related to the photo-eye beams (which can be misaligned, blocked or malfunctioning). Remove anything that may stand in the way of the photo-eye and make sure that the photo-eye beams are aligned properly. If none of these things work, call one of our adept contractors because they will be able to inspect everything in a safe and professional way.

What to do with an old track once a new garage door has been purchased

The safest thing to do is to buy new tracks as well. They are not as expensive as you may think and this will add a lot to your level of safety – precisely because every garage door model and brand is designed to work with a particular type of tracks. Keep yourself informed before making any kind of purchase!

The garage door is failing to open and close all the way

It happens quite frequently, as this is an issue related to the opener travel settings. Your owner’s manual should tell you how to adjust these settings and it should be easy and safe. However, if you feel that you cannot manage; our specialists are at your disposal for a professional adjustment of the opener travel settings.

Emergency release problems

Some garage doors have panels that accidentally undermine all the security features. Glass panels can provide clear access to the emergency release cable. If the door isn’t locked, you may find that this can be a bit of a problem. Hide the emergency cable when you plan to be away.

Make everything fit

If you don’t have light sensors installed on your garage, you may want to think about it. Light sensors will prevent the door from closing just in case you didn’t pull your car in far enough. The safety reversal feature may kick in but your car will certainly get scuffed in the aftermath.

Inspect the garage door panels for damage frequently

Start from the bottom up as the bottom panel is more likely to have scratches, dents and similar issues. If you notice them, opt for repair right away to prevent greater trouble. While rust is fairly easy to clean, you must also take measures to protect the panels from it. Repainting them regularly will surely help. Just make sure that you will use suitable exterior-grade paint.

Test the opener force in the spring and fall

This is important since the weight of garage doors tends to vary a bit seasonally. For the test, find an object that won’t block the opener sensors. This could be a flat piece of wood, for instance. Place it under the door and initiate closing. The door should just touch the object and reverse. If it hits it, then the force needs to be reduced.

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