Much like your home protects you, your garage protects your car, your personal property, and your family. It protects you all from severe weather and theft. However, the only way for your garage to work efficiently is to ensure that every component of your garage works as it should, especially your garage door opener. When your garage door doesn’t function as it should, then you are placing your car and your lives at risk.
The following are a few garage door opener tips from our experts at Garage Doors Plus, LLC.
TIP #1. KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR LUBRICATED
Your garage door opener is a mechanical device. It relies on the interconnectedness of other mechanical devices to ensure it opens and closes when it should. An easy way to ensure your garage door functions as it should for its useful life is to keep it lubricated.
When you lubricate it, focus on the moving parts. Without lubricant, these components could stop working. Additionally, without the ability to move freely along your track, these parts could damage other components of your garage door opener.
TIP #2. HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INSPECT YOUR DOOR PERIODICALLY
If you are like most homeowners, you use your garage a lot. The more you use it, you increase the chances that your screws will loosen. You also accumulate debris along the tracks when you use it frequently. As such, you’ll need the assistance of a professional who maintains garage doors. Like our team at Garage Doors Plus, LLC, they’ll ensure that your garage door is clean and working as it should work.
TIP #3. KEEP YOUR GARAGE DOOR UP TO PAR
Your garage door is an important component of your curb appeal. Like the siding of your home, your windows, and your landscaping, your garage door beautifies the outside of your home. Additionally, when you keep up the appearance of your garage door, you reduce the chances that damage to your garage door will affect your garage door opener. For instance, if your garage door is damaged, it could prevent your garage door from opening and closing.
TIP #4. TEST YOUR SAFETY FEATURES PERIODICALLY
Your safety features are important to your garage door opener as well. When your safety features are working as they should, then you don’t have to worry about your garage door coming down on your vehicle when you are pulling in and out of your garage.
You can test your safety features, by operating your garage door and observing how well your door responds to your prompts. If you notice any problems, then contact our team at Garage Doors Plus, LLC immediately.
At Garage Doors Plus, LLC, we pride ourselves on being experts when it comes to garage door openers. We have experience installing, maintaining, and repair garage doors of various styles. If you suspect your garage door opener isn’t working as it should, give us a call today.