Have you recently purchased and moved into a new home? Is your garage door now squeaking, creaking, opening very slowly or otherwise not working properly? If the house's previous owner didn't properly maintain the garage door, you may be paying for it now. Unfortunately, while you may be able to do routine maintenance, the average person should not attempt to make repairs on their own garage doors. Here are some reasons why you should leave it to the professionals:
Your home's walls and attic are properly insulated to prevent heat loss from your home in the winter and heat entering your home in the summer, but you might not know that you can take a similar energy-efficient approach to your garage door. Insulating your garage door is an ideal process for every homeowner to consider. It consists of placing insulation against the inside of the door, covering it in a plastic or vinyl sheet and then strapping everything to the door to ensure the job is tidy.
Buying a new garage door isn't one of those purchases that you want to hurry through. It takes time to find the door that will not only look great on your garage, but will also perform well and last a long time. Below, you will find information that will help you understand the differences between a garage door that costs $400 and one that costs $1,200.
Brand names have a lot to do with the cost of most products.
An out-of-balance garage door puts stress on the entire opening system, whether it's manual or automatic. It can also pose a safety issue because it won't move smoothly and it may close unexpectedly fast, bypassing the safety sensors. Check the balance of your garage door at least twice a year.
Step #1: Disconnect the automatic opener.
If you have an automatic garage door, pull the disconnect cable that hangs from the carriage trolley near the automatic opener on the garage ceiling.