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Browse this section for useful tips, provided by our experienced garage door technicians. They're designed to help you maximize the efficiency and longevity of your system over time.

Monitor your springs carefully

Garage doors that use extension springs rely on these useful coils for their raising and lowering movement. Since most of the weight of the door is supported by the springs, it is very important to secure them properly and to check them periodically for potential weak spots. We also strongly recommend trying to replace them before they snap.

Avoid applying too much lubricant to the torsion spring

Too much lubricant can leave residue on the garage door panels and attract dust and debris, which may have an adverse impact on the operation of the component. It is best to spray a round of lubricant to achieve a thin layer across all the coils.

When to try resetting your garage door opener

If your garage door briefly closes or does not open completely, your opener may need a reset. Consult your user manual to initiate this step. Normally, it only involves turning the power of the opener off and then switching it on again after 10 seconds. If that doesn't solve the problem, give us a call!

Don't try to operate a garage door with a broken spring

By doing this, you could be causing further damage to hardware components and your garage door opener. If your spring is significantly worn or snapped, we recommend you call a professional to handle the problem as soon as possible.

Test your safety sensors at least four times a year

This testing is important for keeping your automatic garage door safe for use. In order to complete the testing, we recommend you open the door fully and place an object such as an empty shoe-box between the door. When you initiate the closing process, the reversal process should be triggered - if the door continues to close, this could indicate a problem with the sensors.


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