Welcome to our garage door repair tips section! We believe in sharing knowledge which is why our technicians have taken the time to share some of their advice with you here. Read on to learn more!
Understand your garage door emergency manual release feature
Every electric garage door opener has an emergency release function, which usually looks like a cord with a red handle. This function enables you to open the door in case the motor fails or if the power goes out unexpectedly. Make sure you and other members of your household understand how to use it to disengage the opener and how to reconnect afterwards. Consult your owner's manual to learn how to do this safely. Remember to never pull the cord while the door is open.
Keep your garage organized to avoid injury and property damage
To avoid from accidentally bumping into the garage door and denting the panels or the tracks, make sure that there is enough space to comfortably reverse and park safely. Organize large items such as lawn mowers, gardening tools or bicycles away from the area designated for the car, and arrange smaller items on shelves or along the walls. This will ensure that you and your family members don’t injure yourselves or damage your car.
Keep your garage door remote out of reach of children
Although most modern automated garage doors have safety features and sensors in place to prevent accidents, it is still important to keep children away from the system if unsupervised. One of the simplest ways to do this is to keep your remote on a high shelf and out of reach.
Closing Your Garage Door Safely
When closing your garage door, consider your safety and security. When using a push button or a remote control, you should always check that your garage door has closed completely. You don't want to leave it half open unawares and you also want to check nothing (or no-one!) gets stuck under the door while it's closing.
Why choose a wooden garage door?
Wood is one of the most beautiful, natural materials available to us and it's clear why many homeowners would want to use wood to add to the aesthetics of their home. Wooden garage door panels can increase the curb appeal of your home but they also require quite a bit of maintenance. We recommend consulting with our professionals to determine the right option for you - if you live in an area likely to experience a lot of moisture, a steel or fiberglass door with a wood finish might be a better choice.