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Peruse these answers to commonly asked garage door repair and maintenance questions. Learn the basics. Learn what to do when the sensors don't work, how to deal with remote control issues and which spring to choose for your garage door.
Why is lubrication maintenance so important?
Garage door parts are made of metal and lubrication will keep them moving smoothly. Otherwise, they will start making these awful sounds as one metal will rub against the other and eventually they will wear. This will shorten their lifespan, make the movement of the door stiff and the noise will just get louder.
How does the safety beam works?
Most garage door openers today come with a safety beam. These beams are essentially infrared electronic beams that invisibly and continually stretch across the door at its point of installation. This safety beam works by scanning the opening of door at all times. If the action is interrupted by any individual, pet or object, it will automatically prevent the door from opening or closing down. In order for it to work correctly, safety beams should be placed at least five inches, but not exceeding six inches from the garage floor.
Do lost remote controls endanger properties?
Your tiny remote controls make sure your home is properly secured and that's why you must never leave them out of your sight and obviously keep them hidden. Our specialists would recommend immediate garage door remote replacement in case the previous one is lost in order to protect your house and avoid intrusions. You never know who may have picked the garage opener remote and may be it was stolen.
Which type of garage door spring is better, torsion or extension?
Our experts highly recommend torsion springs, especially on new installations. This type of spring is generally located above the top door section, and mounted on the header. They are also wound, and does not contract or expand when the door is moved. On the other hand, extension springs offer less balance and safety.
What's wrong when the remote is out of order?
Replace the batteries. The next possible suspect is the opener and our comapny reminds you to be extra careful with this electric unit. Remember that a sudden power-cut could create technical problems and you may need to reprogram the garage opener remote. If nothing works, try operating the opener by the wall switch. If the opener is activated, there is something wrong with the remote and you must replace it.
What must I do when the sensors don't work?
First of all, you need to make sure garage door opener sensors maintenance is done periodically but our professionals would suggest checking their effectiveness often. You need to clean them well, examine if they are properly connected with the opener and see whether some wires are damaged. They must face one another to work properly and if they still fail to serve you, you should change them at once.