Tricks of the trade
A few helpful tips to give you an idea on how to judge your garage door's functionality and more.
Maintain the electric opener often
Garage door opener maintenance is not necessary only when actual problems present themselves. By then it's a little late. Good inspection, some tightening of bolts, chain lubrication and sensor readjustment will ensure that your safety is guaranteed and your problems are eliminated.
Use two tests for the garage door safety sensors
The first one involves blocking the sensors by placing an object in front of one of them while the door is opened. When you attempt to close it with the remote, it should not move down. The second test involves waving a broomstick or a garden rake in front of the sensors while the door is closing. In this case, the door should stop and reverse.
Update to door openers with safety features
Automatic garage door systems in the United States are already required to have safety features that include the reversing function and the integration of an electric eye to detect the presence of objects in a closing door’s path. If your door opener does not have these safety features, it’s advisable to upgrade to a newer model.
How to choose garage doors
Look for solutions to match your needs in terms of the garage door material. Our professionals consider choosing the correct electric opener for your door type to be equally important. Make sure any opener you consider complies with the UL 325 safety regulations. If you live in hurricane prone areas, be sure to purchase our storm garage doors.