We've compiled some of the common queries we receive from customers and created helpful and easy to understand tips from them - browse this section now to learn more about your garage door system.
Unplug the opener when you go away for a while
If you're going on vacation or anywhere else, and you know you won't be home for a while, you should engage your garage door opener's digital lock option. This is sometimes called "vacation mode". If your system doesn't have this feature, we'd recommend upgrading to a more modern model. You can also achieve the same goal by unplugging the opener from the electrical socket. That way, it will be impossible for anyone to use it in order to gain access to your home.
Don't let your fingers get pinched
If you have a sectional garage door and you open or close it manually, never grab it between the sections. The panels will usually fold as they're moving and your fingers could very easily get pinched. If you have small children, you may want to opt for a pinch-proof garage door to avoid this type of risk.
Inspect your door on a regular basis
This will help you in many ways. For once, it will allow you to find minor damages that could very quickly develop into major problems. By catching these things early, you'll be able to avoid more costly repairs, not to mention, more dangerous issues. Every part, from the rollers to the drive system, should be inspected for wear. Check the tracks for bending, the panels for dents and cracks and the springs and cables for fractures and fraying. You should also take a moment to fasten some of the screws, to ensure the system is held together properly.