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Facts about your garage door and its components as well as maintenance solutions available below! Time to get answers to your questions about garage doors and how to choose the best type for you! Find out what to do when the door doesn't close well!
What should I do when the tracks are misaligned?
You must put them in the right position before you tighten the nuts and brackets. Garage door tracks are misaligned because fasteners are loose according to our experts. Make sure they're not rusty or else replace them. Tracks must have at least half an inch distance from the door but check the manual first.
Q: What garage door type is best?
A: The best garage door will be the one meeting the criteria of your own home. If you don't have space in the driveway, you cannot get swing hung doors and if you lack space in the ceiling, you can't get overhead doors. Rollups actually fit in all garages.
Q: Does my garage door need a lock?
A: If you have an electric garage door opener for your door, it may not be necessary to have a lock. The newer models of these openers work as a lock and it makes it improbable for any intruder to open or lift the door from the outside. However, if your opener is an older model, you have to check if it can function as a lock by lifting the door from the outside. Professionals at Ramona advice not to install a lock with opener because someone may accidentally try to open the door when it is locked and this can result in damage. Consider installing the lock only if your opener is not automatic.
Q: What regular maintenance should I perform on my garage door?
At least once each year, you should inspect the components and hardware of your garage door. Check rollers, pulleys, hinges, cables and springs for any signs of damage or wear. Moving components should be checked and lubricated every couple of months. You should also tighten any fixtures including bolts and screws which can become loosened over time. It is also worth cleaning any debris or grime from the door to prevent rust from developing.
What should I watch out when constructing a new garage?
You must take into consideration your current needs but the experts of Garage Door Repair Ramona would also suggest taking into account future needs as well. If you start your family now, you want to consider the possibility of having a bigger or more cars tomorrow and make the proper arrangements because garage door installation does not take place every day. It's better to install a bigger garage door today.
Q: Why does not my garage door properly close?
A: Your power cord may not be securely plugged into an outlet. It is important that you check this area first. Otherwise, check your photo sensors. Technicians at a Garage Door Repair Ramona explain that they should not be blocked by any objects and should be aligned to each other. If it is still not closing, it is best to leave it as is and contact us for further assistance.