If you have made some upgrades to your home recently one of them may have been an automatic garage door. If you have never dealt with this type of garage door, or if you have upgraded to a new style, then there are a few things to consider. Here are a few points to keep in mind about using, maintaining, and caring for your new roller door:
Know Your Warranty
The first thing you need to know about your new garage roller door is the warranty. You should sit down with your warranty and know exactly what it covers and how you need to activate it in case there is a problem. You also need to look at extended warranties to cover other issues. For example, if your electrical box goes out and your door will not open, the warranty may cover the entire replacement or repair.
An extended warranty may only cover the parts and not the labor, or it may not cover it all. Knowing your warranty is important for anything, but with all the small pieces and mechanics in roller doors, it can be even more important to know what's covered.
Maintaining the Door
One of the leading reasons for your door to stop working is due to improper maintenance. If you don't oil and lube the gears, the system could seize up and not work. This is especially true if you are in an area that has high humidity and may lead to the gears rusting. Make sure you are routinely lubing the gears of the roller door. Check the lifting cables, spring tension, and fasteners during this routine oiling. This will help you notice in wires or issues that need repair or replacement before they break down completely.
One of the key points you should remember about your garage roller doors is to avoid DIY repairs. If you don't have the right knowledge you could end up electrocuting yourself or having the door or gears slam on your hands and other body parts. This could lead to major medical issues including the loss of a limb. Instead of handling it yourself, make sure the power is turned off to the automatic garage door and call a repair technician. Make sure they have a background in fixing doors like yours since not all garage door repairs, makes, and models are the same.
These are just three of the key points you should consider when you install or upgrade your garage roller doors. For information on available styles and price estimates, visit your local garage door contractor for a consultation. Contact a company like 89 Enterprises with any questions you have.