Our experienced technicians are committed to helping you ensure your garage door continues to work optimally. Browse our tips section below for advice on ensuring your door stays in tip top condition!
Make sure the wall switch is out of reach for small children
Toddlers and young children love to press the wall switch buttons and watch the door going up and down. They seem to be fascinated with it. Remember that your garage door is heavy and can pose a serious risk to anyone and anything that might be trapped underneath it. Make sure the wall witch is mounted high enough so that young children won't be able to reach it at all.
Understand your garage door emergency key release lock
If you have an external emergency key release lock, make sure you and the rest of your family members have access to the keys so it can be used in case of a real emergency. But remember to keep the keys secure to ensure your safety and security, and prevent unwanted access. The lock cylinder is mounted on the top of the door and its back end is connected to the opener by a cable. When you unlock the emergency release lock, you pull the cable which disconnects the opener from the door, and allows you to open it manually.
Don’t ignore small dents in the door
If you have a small dent in one of the panels, caused by your car, a ball that was kicked into it by mistake or a kid’s bike, don’t ignore it because you think it looks insignificant. The dent might be small but whatever caused it might have also triggered other, concealed damage. Check that the tracks are not misaligned and still function properly. If you notice anything unusual, get it fixed as soon as possible.