It is important to always inspect your garage door for damage, wear and tear, or recent breaks from frequent use or stressed parts. If you do not know what to do, please call us and we will come out to perform a routine inspection and offer any free estimates you need for repairs, upgrades, or safety measures.
We frequently perform routine maintenance, adjustments, and sensor testing to make sure that residents in or around Greater Houston have access to a safe, stable, and functioning garage door. It is not worth it to skip a routine inspection or hesitate to schedule a free estimate appointment due to the dangers of faulty garage doors, and the expensive costs of needing to repair or replace your door later.
Routine maintenance for your garage door helps you avoid costly repairs in the future, and can definitely prevent the need to replace your entire garage door should it suffer catastrophic damage from a faulty component. It is very important to service your garage door at least once or twice per year, and have it inspected every few months if you use it a lot or it was installed a while ago.
It is important to assess your garage door and all of its parts each month. If anything goes wrong, your garage door can completely collapse. This will cause significant damage that may force you to replace the entire garage door, rails and shafts, and maybe even your belongings inside the garage. Even worse, your garage door could fall onto you, a family member, or another guest in your home. Garage doors are extremely heavy and can cause extreme injuries or fatalities.
To perform a visual inspection yourself, remain inside of your garage with the door closed. You should do this because you will be able to assess various components such as your garage door springs, links, cable drums, pulleys, rollers, door mounts or other stability components, and other parts. If your garage door is open when you are inspecting parts, you increase the risk of your garage door moving and severely damaging your hands, body, or belongings. You shuold look at all of the various parts and look for signs of wear and tear, or actual breaks. If you notice any cracks or misaligned parts, you definitely need to call a professional garage door company in Houston. We serve customers in and around Greater Houston, making sure that everyone is provided with the best garage door repairs and routine maintenance services. We can definitely help you replace any faulty part, no matter how big or small the job is. Safety should come first, and you definitely do not want to risk harming yourself or your garage door by replacing a part that is essential to keeping your door stable and in working order.
A professional garage door inspection is perfect for homeowners who are not able to visually assess every component. Whether you are unable to access the top parts of your garage door mechanisms, do not know what to look for, or simply want a professional opinion, you can call us at (281) 631-3610 to schedule an appointment and we will inspect your garage door.Keep Reading - Just Click Below!
It is very important that you test your garage door technology frequently. For example, any safety sensors you have should be tested to make sure they are able to detect obstructions or movement under your garage door. If these sensors fail, your garage door can purposefully close on you or someone in your home, your belongings, or your car. This can be very dangerous because even if the item is not valuable, it can force your garage door to be put under stress in ways it is not meant to. This can cause a ripple effect, making your garage door's components take on unneccessary stress that may break certain parts. This may then lead to a full door collapse, which is dangerous, scary, and expensive to repair.
You can test your garage door safety sensors by having your garage door in the open position. You should make sure there is nothing in the way of your garage door. Your safety sensors should be lined up so that they are looking for any obstruction in the path of your garage door. You can then start the test by having your garage door begin closing. While it is closing, use a long piece of paper or another object to temporarily obstruct the line of sight of your safety sensor. It is important to make sure that if you are leaning down you do not make the mistake of putting your head in the way of your garage door. In fact, your body should not be under the garage door that is closing at all. That is why we suggest using a long, light piece of paper or material to attempt to trigger the sensor's safety protocol. If your sensor works properly, your garage door should instantly stop coming down / closing because an obstruction was detected. If your door continues to close or there is a delay between the sensor detection and the door stopping, there is definitely something wrong. It may be a case of a faulty sensor, or a connection issue with your garage door's remote technology. Regardless, you will need to either repair, reprogram, or replace your safety sensor and possibly the garage door wall-mounted remote / device too.Keep Reading - Just Click Below!
Much like the car(s) in your garage, a garage door must be lubricated from time to time. Just as the oil keeps your engine safe, garage door lubricant makes sure everything runs smoothly. It prevents metal from grinding together and ensures your garage door will remain functioning for a while. Lubrication is just part of a general garage door service appointment, so make sure you schedule maintenance if you have not done so in a while. This is best left to professional garage door experts, so that you can be sure everything is in working order, safe to use, and good to last for a long time.Keep Reading - Just Click Below!
Our experienced garage door professionals likewise work with two sorts of expansion spring frameworks. To start with, there are expansion springs for sectional garage doors that open straight up and twist overhead in four or five areas. These springs are mounted from the roof bolster over the flat track and reach out toward the opening as the entryway closes.
This augmentation framework utilizes pulleys to highway a link from every side of the way to the spring and back to the track. As your entryway shuts, the springs extend toward the entryway opening. The second kind of augmentation spring is found on one-piece garage doors. A one-piece entryway swings outward as it moves up and overhead.
On either side of the garage door opening, about midriff high, augmentation springs are mounted to a lever and section framework that amplifies the springs toward the roof as the entryway closes.
This kind of framework is perilous, which is the reason it is did not make anymore. In the event that you have a one-piece garage door with a broken expansion spring, we suggest entryway swap for security and solidness.
If your garage door is outfitted with a programmed opener framework, you definitely need to keep reading. Note: garage door openers produced after January 1, 1993, are required by government law to be furnished with a turning around component and a photograph eye or edge sensor as added measures of wellbeing to avoid ensnarement. In the event that your framework does not have these elements, substitution of your programmed working framework is prescribed.
With the garage door completely open, lay a bit of wood, for example, a segment of a 2 x 4 on the floor in the focal point of the garage door opening where the garage door would touch the floor. Push your garage door opener’s transmitter or divider catch to close the garage door. At the point when the garage door strikes the wood, the garage door ought to naturally invert. On the off chance that the garage door does not consequently turn around, the garage door ought to be overhauled by a prepared administration specialist.
(if your garage door is furnished with a programmed opener framework). Note: garage door openers produced after January 1, 1993, are required by government law to be outfitted with a turning around instrument and a photograph eye or edge sensor as added measures of security to anticipate ensnarement. On the off chance that your framework does not have these elements, substitution of your programmed working framework is suggested.
With the garage door completely open, push your garage door opener’s transmitter or divider catch to close the garage door. Wave a long protest, for example, a broomstick, before one of the garage door’s photograph eyes so it “breaks the bar.” The garage door ought to switch.
On the off chance that it doesn’t turn around and revive, haul the broomstick out of the way of the end garage door. Close the garage door. With the garage door in the shut position, clean the photograph eyes with a delicate, dry fabric. Delicately conform the photograph eyes by hand on the off chance that they give off an impression of being twisted. Open the garage door and rehash the photograph eye test. On the off chance that the garage door does not invert and revive, the garage door ought to be adjusted by a prepared administration professional.
A garage door is often the largest moving object that you will find in your home. If properly operated and maintained, a garage door operating system will faithfully allow you and your family to park your vehicles in a convenient space while at the same time allowing you a safe entrance into your home. Besides being an additional security measure, a garage door will also protect you against inclement weather such as heavy rain or snow. In fact, a garage door, when insulated, will even help to lower your monthly energy bills.
It is sad to say but there have been some serious injuries and at times even death because of a moving garage door. To prevent these type of occurrences from happening at your home it is important to conduct a regular garage door system maintenance. Of course, there will be a few things that you can do as a homeowner but in reality the majority of this type of home maintenance should be left to the pros.
It is important that everyone in your family knows exactly how to operate the garage door. This will include young children who need to understand that the garage door is not a toy for their amusement. You never would want your children to have access to the remote control so that they could open and shut the door as a form of entertainment. This could result in a serious accident.
Most reputable garage door companies have an online website that you can visit. When you visit these websites you will be able to have many of your questions answered. You can also spend some time learning about how your garage door operating systems work and why they need regular maintenance. With regular maintenance a garage door system will operate smoothly for a number of years.
Most websites will provide some valuable information on how you can do basic routine maintenance chores on your own and which maintenance chores should be done by a professional garage door company. There will also be information about safety procedures for both adults and children.
A garage door system is perhaps one of the most overlooked systems in your home. After all, you only need to press a button and the door goes up or the door goes down. What could be simpler than that? Unfortunately, a garage door system needs regular maintenance. Think of it this way. Do you have regular maintenance done on your cooling and heating systems, your laundry and kitchen appliances, your car? Just like all of the above, important maintenance routines of a garage door’s operating system also need to be regularly maintained and properly adjusted so that it continues to function correctly.
- Keep all of your hands and fingers away from the door section panels as the door is closing or opening so as to avoid injury.
- Always remember that electricity is being used when your garage door opens or closes. An electrical shock can cause serious harm. Any electrical maintenance should be only performed by a trained, local service technician.
- If anyone in the family happens to back into the garage door, it is advisable to have the door inspected and repaired if necessary by a trained service technician. After all, people today are often in a hurry and these type of occurrences are quite common. Even if you think the garage door does not seem to be severely damaged, it is still a good idea to call in a trained service professional. The reason for this is because there could be a misalignment of the operating system. This would cause premature wear and could eventually cause a very dangerous environment.
- Never attempt to repair or replace a garage door’s cables or springs. Cables and springs are under extreme tension and have caused many homeowners serious injury and at times even death.
- When closing or opening the garage door it is always a good idea to keep the garage door in view until the door is either fully closed or fully opened. Always check to make sure no pets, adults, or children are trying to exit or enter as the door is closing.
- Have your garage door systems correctly maintained on an annual basis. Once again, this is best done by a trained service technician.
- Children must not be allowed to play with the remote control of the garage door. Keep the remote control in a location that is out of the reach of small children.
- Make sure that the wall mounted pushbutton control for the garage door opener is high enough so as to be out of reach for children. Ideally, it should be installed at least 5 feet off the floor.
When choosing a garage door company it is important to choose a local, reputable firm. One of the best ways to do this is by referrals. If you know a friend, workmate, or neighbor who has used a certain company and who is happy with the results then that should be a good reason for you to choose that particular company.