Browse our valuable tips section, designed to be of use to you as a homeowner with a garage. We aim to teach you the tricks of the trade and expand your knowledge when it comes to your own overhead door.
Avoid getting stuck during winter by checking your panels regularly
If you live in an area frequently affected by rain and snow during the cold winter months, your garage door panels may accumulate moisture and freeze. This will make the door extremely difficult to open. If this happens, use a gentle heat source like a hair dryer to melt the ice between the panels. To try and prevent this from happening, keep them clear of moisture with a regular wipe down.
Let trained professionals install your springs
Since garage door springs are tightly wound and carry a lot of force in their coils, they can become very dangerous if you do not know how to handle them. It is always in your best interest to always allow someone with experience to repair or install your springs - this is our professional advice.
Check the tracks in case of a stuck garage door
This problem usually occurs when there is an obstruction in one of the vertical garage door tracks. Inspect them while the door is fully open. We recommend you clean out any dirt or objects you find here. In addition, you should visually check the sections are alignsed and the bolts which hold them are tight.
Replace rusty garage door hinges
Rusty garage door hinges left alone will make the movement of the door noisy and eventually create further relating to the door's movement over time. Rust can get transferred to other parts of the system, underlining why it's important to replace or treat rusty components sooner rather than later.