Using an electric garage door is the best option available to any homeowner. This is because an electric garage door not only looks good and appears more luxurious, but also functions in a better way as compared to the older variety of doors. As our lifestyle is running a sprint racing event at full speed, we cannot stay stuck with a garage door that takes more than one minute to open and let us in. This is the reason why the electric garage doors are always the best choices.
Moreover, we always love to use Batman or James Bond style technology to ensure that we are receiving all the perks in life. Garage doors that open within seconds have been residing in our fantasy world for long. However, if you want to be Batman when you come back home after work, you would also have to be Alfred the Butler on weekends so that you can keep the garage door in top shape. Here are a few ways in which this would become possible.
• Schedule tightening and lubrication – all the rollers, tracks and hinges on the door must be tightened at regular intervals in order to make sure that they are working properly. You should go for once-a-year lubrication and tightening schedule and must re-perform this whenever you feel the need to do so. Dried out and dusty parts along with loose hardware can cause issues with the door and might even cause an accident. As soon as you hear the door making any kind of noise, perform this function immediately.
• Perform a balance test – you must also schedule a balance test at least once in a month to check whether things are in a good order. You must ideally shut down and disconnect the system and try to lift the door. If it happens effortlessly, things are good enough. If not, you might need some expert help. Talk to a garage door company immediately. Remember not to be too adventurous while lifting the door manually. If you do not think that the lift is possible, ask someone for help. Failing this, you might be injured by the garage door.
• Clean the doors – dust and dirt are the common enemies of your garage doors. Take time out to wash the door with a sponge and mild soap (that does not contain abrasive substances). It would help improve the function and enhance the looks of your room.