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Check out our simple but useful suggestions to help extend the life of your garage door, opener unit, and components. We also provide tips on how to get the right repairs when you need them.
Get garage door springs made from galvanized steel.
This type of steel has been dipped in molten zinc to receive coating which protects it from rust and corrosion. It is as strong as steel which has not undergone this special process. Springs made from this material are more resistant to damage and tend to have a longer useful life even when they are used in areas with high humidity.
Make sure to check your garage door at regular intervals, to ensure its smooth functioning. If you find any malfunction, professional repair of the door is advised. In case of any object in its path, the door should automatically reverse. If this does not happen, your safety could be compromised. Auto-reverse should be a mandatory feature to keep your door safe.
Make sure tracks are not bent
When the garage door tracks are bent, chances are that the rollers won't move properly. Whether you have sliding or overhead doors, the panel might remain slightly open or won't open all the way. The rollers will be noisy and wear sooner than anticipated.
Choose springs carefully
Garage door springs must be chosen based on the weight of the door. For extension springs, our experts insist that you must also measure the door's height. All springs come in different dimensions. For torsion springs, count the coils and prefer larger wires that will help them last longer.