If you're looking for helpful garage door tips that can make you avoid preventable problems, you'll find them here on this page. If the advice below isn't enough, you can always give our team a call.
Keep your garage opener remote safe at all times
You should avoid storing your remote in the car or leaving it on the dining table of your house. When you are at home, you should have a special place for it that isn't easily accessible to strangers. Further, your clicker should be protected from light, heat, and moisture and be out of reach for kids.
Preserving the luster of your metal door
It isn't advisable to repaint your metal door if you want to preserve its luster. Instead, we recommend applying a weather-resistant protective coat to its entire surface. This will serve as a protection from rust, acid rain, and oxidation. It is also good in repelling dirt so you don’t have to clean your door up all the time.
How to operate your door manually
Electric garage doors have a release cord for emergencies. When the power is out, you simply pull the cord to open the door manually. However, we would recommend that you also opt for a backup battery system, to keep things going even during a power failure or blackout.
R-values are the numbers allocated to indicate the thermal efficiency of a door. The higher the number, the greater the insulation value. This is important to bear in mind when it comes to preventing air escape or keeping out the noise.
When Should I Replace My Frayed Cable?
This will usually depend on the degree of damage and fraying - however, it's important to know that damaged cables will simply continue to deteriorate. If yours are already badly fraying, they could break any time - for this reason, we recommend replacing them sooner rather than later.