Durham Garage Door Repair: Maintenance Tips for the New Year!
Welcome back! In today’s post, we are going to continue offering Durham garage door repair maintenance tips for those that want to begin their maintenance check during the New Year! It’s important to follow these tips, as well as the tips in our last post, to ensure that your garage door is working properly and ready for the year to come!
Test Door’s Safety Features
According to gmedics.com, “All garage doors made after January, 1993, will have an auto-reversing mechanism to prevent anything from becoming pinned under the door. It is important to test this feature to make sure it is working properly. You can test it by sticking a rolled up newspaper in the garage door’s path while it is closing. The sensor should detect the newspaper and the garage door should automatically reverse.” If for some reason, this test fails, please contact Hanson Overhead for Durham garage door repair services. Also, if you feel uncomfortable performing the test, do not hesitate; call our garage door techs. We can come out and perform the test for you.
Check the Balance
Checking the balance of your Durham garage door should consist of a few different things. First, close the door, disconnect the garage door opener, and manually lift the door. Make sure it opens smoothly with no resistance. A little is OK, but if your garage door really balks at manually opening, contact our garage door repair techs.
Next, manually close the door; make sure it stays closed. If it wobbles, due to being open a tiny bit, or won’t stay shut at all, it’s time to have it rebalanced. Hanson Overhead can perform this Durham garage door repair service, as well.
Basic Durham garage door repair maintenance can be a simple task that is preformed every year, around the same time. We suggest doing so at the beginning or end of every year to make it easier to remember the date. The check can be as simple as cleaning, testing, and visually inspecting the door. Safety is the most important aspect though, so if you feel uncomfortable doing any type of maintenance check on your garage door, feel free to contact our garage door repair service company, Hanson Overhead.