Garage doors and openers remain some of the most prominent areas of your house that the average “passers-by” see. As such, they require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure that your home remains secure and good looking at all times. Even though they’re not an integral part of a home’s interior design ideas, garage doors are indispensable when it comes to the security and exterior design of your home.
While maintaining them is part of securing your home, repairing garage doors is expensive. So, instead of taking it to the extent of repairs, why don’t you take a look at your garage door and opener yourself and see if they’re working as expected?
Here’s how you can inspect and troubleshoot your garage door and opener.
Survey The Door And Opener
The first step, like any inspection, while inspecting your door is to take a comprehensive look and survey every part of your door. Because of this, you will be able to spot all the “bad-spots” and potential points of breakage or repairs of your door.
Ultimately, this will give you the complete picture of your garage door’s current condition and the answer to the question, whether or not it needs repairs.
Test Run Your Garage Door
People normally do not pay attention when they open their garage doors by a remote in their cars, this makes them oblivious of any unusual sounds coming from their doors unless they are very loud.
Obviously, this might prolong the repairs the door requires at a specific time. Thus, in order to avoid this, regularly test run your garage door and check for any unusual sounds like screeching or mechanical knocking – loud metallic sounds. They are indicators of underlying problems in your garage door’s mechanism.
Any sound other than the humming sound of the opener shall be checked.
Check The Safety Mechanism
Before we move to further details regarding this, you must first understand the garage door assemblies.
Now, what are garage door track assemblies? They are basically the whole mechanisms and parts that work together to open and close the door.
Step number 3 is to check this assembly’s safety mechanism. It is a bit risky so make sure you are not alone and NOT having any children around as well in case of a malfunction.
To do this, simply close your garage door and when it is halfway or more down but not completely closed, try to stop the garage door strongly with your palms by putting them beneath it and replicate lifting. If the door stops, you are good to go.
By making sure of the above steps, you can rest assured that the door is safe as well as fine. In case you find any problems during these three tests; you might want to call the door manufacturing company. It is recommended but not required to only repair the garage door by the manufacturing company. However, there are still trusted home maintenance companies around the globe.
Just keep an eye out on your garage door and do not put unnecessary repair schedules for it on your calendar. A functioning garage door makes life easier! Best of luck and Good Riddance for your garage door and opener.