Doors come off tracks, panels dent, cables break, and so much more can happen to your garage door system. Our trained experts want to help you understand more about your system so you can prevent these kinds of thing from happening. Read on for more information.
Check your photo eye sensors regularly
The safety sensors your garage door opener uses to detect obstacles must be tested and examined periodically to make sure they're still working correctly. You should check this sensor regularly. If they don't seem to be working, make sure dust and grime hasn't accumulated over their lenses or that they haven't become misaligned. If the sensors still aren't working, contact our experts and let us take care of the problem.
Get an insulated garage door to keep your energy spending down
Proper garage door insulation will make it easier for you to maintain a desired indoor temperature. That means that your HVAC unit won't have to work as hard, and therefore won't require as much energy, which will help you save money in the long run. It will also make your garage a much more pleasant place.
Make sure your garage door panels can't pinch your child's fingers
If you have a sectional garage door, you might want to consider replacing it with a single panel door or for panels that are pinch proof. Children will often make the mistake of trapping their fingers in the gaps, and since the panels fold as the door moves, they can get seriously hurt. Obviously, this type of outcome is something you'll want to prevent.
Consider this before getting a new garage door
There are several factors that need to be taken into account when you buy a new garage door. The material it will be made of, especially in relation to the climate conditions of your local area, should be considered. The R-value is an important thing to check to know how insulating the door is going to be. The design and color of the door and how it matches your home is another important factor, as it will determine how much curb appeal your new door will add to your home.