There is no question that automatic garage doors make your life much easier.
They are a very convenient system to have during winter or when there is heavy rain.
They do a lot for you on a daily basis, but it is easy to forget about them until they start failing.
It is important to do a thorough inspection at least once a year to check that everything is working as it should.
Common Signs of Trouble
A garage door will be opened and closed more than a thousand times throughout the year, which gives the mechanism plenty of chances to get damaged.
The door has different movable parts and they are all subject to wear and tear, so it is only natural that something is bound to happen.
However, regular servicing will make it easier for you to repair your automatic garage door.
A technician will check that everything is in good condition and let you know if there are any problems that need to be taken care of.
If that is the case, they should give you a quote before starting any work.
Strange noises or halting motions are clear indications that something is not right. You might need to lubricate the movable parts.
You can oil your door on your own but always following the recommendations of the manufacturer and installer.
They will be able to tell you what type of lubricant to use to achieve the best results.
If that does not help, the you need to call a technician to test and repair the automatic garage door.
Do not attempt to repair it on your own. You can do a visual inspection and point out your findings to the technician but trying to repair it could make it worse.
Remember that qualified technicians undergo training to be able to work with the mechanism safely.
Call us today if you need emergency repairs or for garage door servicing. We cover all suburbs on the Gold Coast.
To assist you in the event your garage door opener is lost or stolen, we have provided this article as a download for future reference, you can download a PDF version of the article here: What should you do if you lose your remote garage door opener?
You might also find our previous article of interest: Repairing Your Garage Door Doesn’t Need to Be Expensive