A well looked after residential garage door can last for more than three decades. However, this doesn’t mean there won’t be any problems along the way. After all, the unit is regularly exposed to the elements and relies on a number of components to work together in a fairly complex way. The best way to ensure minor problems don't escalate is to get them looked as quickly as possible.
Changing A Snapped Cable
Lift cables have a high rate of wearing as they assist the spring with lifting the door each time it gets used. Over time, these components can get weaker and weaker until they eventually break. When this happens, the door may hang to one side and may even go off track. To minimize the risk of further damage, don't attempt to use the system before the cable gets replaced. The actual job involves removing the separated pieces and installing a new cable. It must have the exact same size, design, and attachments as the previous one. Often, the two cables are replaced together for the best results and to maintain balance.
Chain Drive Issues & Opener Repairs
This is the most common type of residential door opener and is considered to be one of the most durable too. What can go wrong with it? Primarily, the main problem with this system is that it can become too noisy without the right lubricant and level of care. If the motor makes grinding noises without lifting the door, the moving gear is most probably broken and will need to be changed.
Dealing With Damaged Panels
The first step here will involve identifying the type and extent of the damage caused. Rusty panels can be fixed with rust remover and protected with a new coat of exterior-grade paint and new weather seals. Similarly, if a wooden door has just a few rotten spots, the decaying material can be removed and the holes filled. If the damage is great and the panels practically useless, they should be exchanged with matching replacements.
Replacing A Lost Clicker
Losing the opener remote can be a serious issue if someone else gets hold of it and manages to open up your garage door from the outside. For this reason, it's important to get a replacement remote quickly. With proper reprogramming, the risk of intrusion will be reduced.
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