We know you probably have some questions about your garage door or its different working components. That's why we prepared a list of FAQs below. Take a look at them to find simple and informative answers to various popular questions.
Is it safe to install a garage door opener on my own?
Garage door openers are technically easier to install compared to an entire garage door. However, we wouldn't call them easy to install. It is best to have this device set up by a trained technician because improper installation can be dangerous, as it involves handling the weight of the panels and the high tension springs that help them move. Also, it may cause more frequent accidents and breakdowns later on.
What are some useful garage door and opener maintenance habits I can adopt?
Cleaning and lubricating your garage door torsion springs, as well as ensuring the opener safety sensors are working correctly are two very important maintenance task that you should perform on a regular basis. Really, the most important thing you can do is perform a visual inspection of the entire system. This will allow you to assess the condition of various parts, like the tracks, the drive system and the panels, and to make sure that any damage you find is dealt with appropriately.
What should I look for when buying a garage door opener?
If you are looking to buy a new garage door opener, do not just buy the first model you find. Consider the size and weight of your door, as they will determine how much horsepower your new opener will need to produce. Be sure to also think about noise output, as well as special features, like Wi-Fi compatibility, that may greatly improve your daily routine.