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Regular Garage Door Inspection and Repair a Serious Safety Issue

09/28/2015

Garage Door SafetyYou rarely think about your garage door, but it’s easily the heaviest moving object in your home. Used several times any given day, it can be used literally thousands of times a year. That’s a lot of wear and tear. And at several hundred pounds, that adds up to plenty of danger, especially for kids and pets. Having your garage door inspected at least once a year should be on every homeowner’s to-do list, right up there with cleaning out the gutters and testing the sewage system. It will help spot any issue requiring garage door repair before it’s a safety concern.

Force Setting Test

You can test the force of your garage door by holding onto the bottom of the door as it closes. If it doesn’t easily reverse, you may have excessive force that could use a little adjustment.

Visual Test

Take a monthly look at your springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and other hardware for signs of damage or wear. If you see anything amiss, have a professional take a look. Periodically test the bottom of the door. Raise it up and see if one side of the door leans towards one side. If it does, you might need a professional to help balance it.

Garage Won’t Open? You May Need to Repair Garage Door Spring

If your garage won’t open, your spring could be the culprit. Look above the door, there should be a large extension or torsion spring. Don’t touch it as it could be under heavy pressure – just inspect visually. It’s usually fairly obvious when they’re broken as they’ll be split cleanly in half. When you try to manually open the door it’ll feel incredibly heavy as the spring is no longer helping. If this describes your situation, then it’s time for garage spring replacement. Don’t delay – call us now and we’ll safely repair or replace the damaged spring. We respect your budget so you’ll always know what to expect upfront.

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