This page contains useful advice about garage door systems, different problems that can affect them and ways you can prevent those issues from manifesting. Give these tips a look and let our experts know if you need our help.
Install a backup battery system for your garage door opener
If your area is hit by frequent storms that cause power outages, consider installing a backup battery system. This way you and your family will be able to keep using your automatic garage door even if the main power goes out. Our team will be happy to help you find a reliable system.
Convert your garage to a smart garage
Instead of constantly changing the batteries of your door's remote control, consider converting to a smart garage. This way you'll be able to assign passwords to each family member and you'll all be able to use your smartphones as your own personal remotes. This will involve getting a Wi-Fi compatible opener, so consult with out experts before making a purchase to make sure you get the right model for your needs.
Leave broken springs to the professionals
If your garage door springs appear worn or if they broke recently, do not attempt to replace them or repair them yourself. These parts are under a great deal of tension, and they can be incredibly dangerous when they're mishandled. Let our experts handle them. We have the experience and the expertise to do this safely and quickly.
How to reprogram your garage door remote control
The remote controls of many garage door brands, like LiftMaster, Chamberlain, and Genie work quite similarly. To reprogram such a unit, you need to first push the "learn" button. It is usually red so it should be easily spottable. Press and hold the button for 20 to 30 seconds until the opener's light goes off. Now press the button again, and press the open button on your remote. That's it. You should now test the remote to make sure it's able to control the opener. Keep in mind that this process may slightly vary from brand to brand.
Check the tracks for damage and misalignment issues
Misaligned or bent tracks can cause your garage door rollers to become worn which will result in the jerky movement of the panels and potentially also loud squeaking. You can check the alignment of the tracks with a spirit level and tighten their fasteners as necessary. Any bends and dents can should be repaired by a professional.
Check the garage door safety sensors regularly
New garage door opener models come with a safety feature that prevents them from closing the door when something is blocking its path. The photo electric eyes that detect said obstacles are the safety sensors, and they are installed on each side of the opening to the garage. If they become misaligned, they won't be able to properly detect obstacles, which is why it's important to check them periodically and have them realigned or replaced as necessary.