Garage Door Maintenance

Garage Door Maintenance

Many garage door malfunctions don’t require the assistance of a certified technician. In fact, most faulty garages can be fixed…by you! Here are some tips for DIY garage door maintenance:

Safety Reversal Test

All garage doors have a safety reversal mechanism that causes them to retract if it senses something in its downward path. Place a 2x4 on the ground in your door’s closing plane and close it. If it does not reverse, your safety reversal technology is broken.

Compliant with Federal Law

All garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are compliant with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Standard 325. So if your opener was made before that date, contact us to learn about our garage door opener options.

Visual Inspection

Inspect your garage door’s hardware, including springs, rolleys, pulleys and other components for wear and tear. Contact Garage Door Specialist if you notice any deterioration or malfunction.

Balance Test

Close your garage door and use the release mechanism. Manually lift your door. It should rest comfortably at 3-4 feet off the ground. If not, it could be out of balance. If so, contact us immediately.

Contact Us Today

Though most garage door kinks are fixable issues, sometimes you require the expertise of a trained garage door technician. For those times, Garage Door Specialist is your trusted provider for garage door maintenance in the Triangle. Contact us today for all your garage maintenance needs.