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These precautions can protect your family from potential harm. Refer to your owner's manuals or contact your local garage door service for details specific to the model you own.  

 

  • Garage Door Springs



Your garage door’s springs are perhaps the most dangerous part of your door system.
Many home owners never think about the hidden dangers of old springs.

Just like the shocks in your car, garage door springs wear out over time. 
When a garage door spring breaks it can divergent great force , injury or damage to your vehicle can result.

If your garage door is older than five years it is recommended to have your springs inspected by a professional technician and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs replace both at the same time to ensure equal life to each spring.

 

Due to the dangers associated with high spring tension, garage door springs should be serviced by a professional.

 

  • Cables

Inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets of the door.Your visual inspection of the cables will involve looking for frayed or worn cables. Damaged cables can result in serious injury. 
Garage door cables should only be replaced by a trained technician.

 

  • Noisy Springs



Springs can squeak and be noisy. Natural elements and normal use can cause spring noise.
Squeaky springs can be easily fixed by spraying some lubrication (WD40)onto the springs. it is wise to inspect the springs for cracks and damage while doing this. If you notice damage to the springs or If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service.

 

  • Door Is Hard To Open. Sluggish

One of the most used excuses of a sluggish door is that it is just old.
Even if your garage door is old it should operate smoothly. A sluggish door could be the effect of a spring system that is off balance and cause an unsafe condition. Garage door spring systems are dangerous and should be repaired only by a professional.

 

  • Garage Doors Snack On Fingers But Not On Handles

Every year, thousands of homeowners injure their fingers on garage doors.
Many modern doors are now being manufactured with pinch-resistant joints. Older doors without pinch-resistant joints make it very common for these types of injuries. If your door is not pinch-resistant it is recommended to have lift handles on the inside and outside of the door. This applies to doors with openers as well.

 

  • Tamper Proof Brackets

The bottom brackets on your garage door are most likely connected to the door’s springs and operate under very high tension. Some manufacturers now include tamper resistant hardware while most older doors do not. Attempting to tighten or replace these brackets can be dangerous and should only be serviced by a professional door technician.

 

  • You Can’t Teach a New Door an Old Track

It is common and understandable for homeowners who are buying a new door to use the old track. It is hardly cost effective or time enhancing to keep your old track. The manufacture supplied track and door sections are engineered to work together in perfect harmony. For maximum performance and long life, you should use the track that is designed for your specific door.

 

Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding your grage door!

Goodrow Door Solutions
457 South Main St. #3R
(Route 28) West Bridgewater MA 02379

(P) 781-878-4710 

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