For those of you who have just installed a new garage door to their homes or have relocated to a new place, make sure you take the time to carefully read the garage door owner’s manual. It may seem a tedious task for you, but trust us, it will benefit you a lot. You will get to know many amazing things about your door in a well written form. The manual contains a lot of information about the safety and design of the door. This guide helps you in the safe operation of the door along with its proper maintenance.
Information You Can Find In A Manual
Most garage door manuals contain helpful tips for re-painting a door particularly iron garage door and steel garage doors. These guides also tell you about how to paint both the sides – the inside and outside of the door, in order to keep them even, and how it can be done without removing any parts of the door. If you want to paint each and every component of the door, you need to call in an expert to dismantle the parts so that you can perform the painting job efficiently. The professionals will help you install the door again. It is advised to never try to dismantle the parts yourself as it can be really dangerous.
Once you have your garage door installed, it is crucial to maintain the pristine condition of its parts by lubricating them periodically. With the help of silicone spray, the metal parts can be lubricated easily, but, remember not to lubricate the plastic rollers and bearings. It is also suggested to pay due attention to the loose nuts and bolts on a monthly basis. If you find something hampering the smooth operation of the door, call in a reliable technician. Don’t try anything yourself, unless you have the right knowledge and equipments required to mend a door.
Also, check that the door is properly balanced. For this, slowly open the door and when it reaches half way, make sure it does not sway or move in any direction. Also, test the sensors of the door by placing some object in the pathway of the door. Make sure that the door goes back immediately after sensing the object, if it doesn’t do so, call a technician for immediate repair of sensors.
If your garage door is moving, avoid going near or walking under it. You need to set an example for your children and you would definitely don’t want them to play around a moving door. Keep the door remotes out of the reach of children and guide them about safety measures to adopt while the door is opening or closing. It is advised to schedule annual garage door maintenance with a reliable garage door repair, installation and maintenance service provider to maintain the optimal condition of the door.
We, at Promaster Garage Doors & Windows, offer comprehensive garage door repair, installation and maintenance services to our residential and commercial clients across Canada. We are here to eliminate all your garage door problems in a timely and efficient manner.