Be Careful with Garage Door Parts04/09/2014 Back To Blog
Finding the perfect garage door for your premises in terms of strength, appearance and price is important for the security of your home, its external appearance and your safety. Though, there are some factors that must not go unnoticed when your replace the existing garage door. Apart from choosing materials and types of doors carefully, you must also keep in mind that the existing component parts might not be the ideal ones for the new panel. In the long run, you will also see that some garage door parts wear down sooner or might need more frequent inspections than others. In this case, you must also pay attention in order to stop problems, prevent accidents and enjoy functional systems.
Maintain component parts and choose them carefully
Is garage door replacement in this year's plans? Once you find the door of your dreams, don't forget to check the other parts, too. You must have knowledge of the new panel's weight since most components ought to be selected accordingly. In fact, some parts stand out and must be given priority.
* First of all, check the electric garage door opener. Its motor must have sufficient horsepower to activate movement.
* Examining the condition and power of the springs is of equal importance. They must be appropriate for the new door's dimensions and certainly weight or won't be able to lift it.
* The rollers, cables and garage door tracks also come in different sizes according to the properties of the door. So, it's good to check them, too.
Gradually, component parts will start to wear. This is entirely natural but repairing them and replacing them on time are both important for your safety. For this reason, regular garage door maintenance is needed. Some parts, like the rollers and the tracks, nuts, bolts, brackets and most mechanical components will last longer but they will definitely need good lubrication maintenance. Be aware of the springs though! Although, they are usually manufactured to last for about ten thousand cycles, they are certainly affected by elements and can wear sooner. Their bad condition won't only have an impact on the operation of the door but on your safety as well. So, maintain them often along with the sensors, which are entirely responsible for your safety.