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When the opener doesn't work check the remote
Garage door openers are supposed to be reliable when it comes to opening or closing doors. This may be the case for a few years, but there will come a time when they'll fail because some moving parts will be too worn out to function effectively. When this happens, Garage Door Repair Northridge advises that you first check and replace your remote batteries. You can then examine the opener for some obvious signs of damage like smoke and loose or broken gears, belts, screws and chains.
Consider a new opener with a one-piece rail.
There are also models with a rail consisting of several pieces to make the transportation of this component convenient even with a regular car. The main advantage of the one-piece rail is that it is more durable and less likely to become damaged. The technicians at our garage door repair company in Northridge point out that it is easier to maintain as well.
Finding the best garage door opener
Visit our company showrooms and check websites to know the brand that has the best features. Make comparisons on different parts to see its durability. Get the one with the most updated safety and security features and think of it as an investment.
Replace the opener sensors regularly
Garage door sensors replacement is required when the reverse mechanism doesn't work properly after the maintenance and cleaning of the photo eyes. Before you replace them remember that the electricity must be turned off and the sensors must be placed approximately 6 inches above the floor. Disconnect the wires and unscrew the old ones. Install the new ones, adjust them to look at each other and test them.
Avoid children's garage door injuries
Children may lose a finger or even their lives if you don't maintain your garage door and its sensors on a regular basis. Keep your home in Northridge safe with frequent inspections and don't let children play close to the moving door or with the remote controls.
What to Look for in a New Garage Door
There is a wide variety of choice for new garage doors, so there are certain key factors you should check to ensure a good purchase. Firstly, the quality of materials, thinner steel doors will not provide any additional security when compared to an aluminum door. The door should be at least 25 steel gauges to avoid denting.
The extension springs need attention
They balance the door on both sides and lift it. You are obliged to check them regularly, lubricate them and ensure they are still firm and flexible.
Protect wood garage doors
They are sensitive to humidity and need frequent maintenance and we would recommend the application of coatings for further resistance to the elements.