Detailed Answers to Important Garage Door Questions
When providing professional garage door repair, replacement, and installation services, we are often asked questions on various topics. To help all owners and users, we created this FAQ page that you can access around the clock.
How do I inspect my garage door for safety?
Make sure that the system's springs are in good condition. They should not be rusty or have any evidence of damage. Check the brackets as well.
Why is remote light control necessary?
You can use current technology at home to facilitate your movements around the garage. You can turn on and off the lights just by using the remote control, the opener or the computer (if you have an internet getaway system). It's practical and you'll be safer.
When are multicode remotes useful?
A multi-code remote will be useful to people who have gates or simply more than one garage door at their home, and require more than one opener unit. Multicode remotes can be programmed to operate several openers simultaneously. This can make things a lot easier and more convenient.
How do I know if the safety features of my opener are working correctly?
Most garage door openers have a built-in safety feature which prevents the door from closing if an obstacle is detected. The safest way to test this is to use a block of wood and place it in the path of your open garage door. When you attempt to close the door, the safety sensors should detect the piece of wood and force the door to reverse. If that doesn't happen, something's wrong. Call us right away.
Why has my garage door opener become noisy?
Some models and designs can make garage door openers be a little loud, but if you notice any unusual noise, it could be an indicator of a problem. In many instances, it could simply be a matter of a loose fitting which requires tightening or a roller that needs some lubricating, however excess noise can be created by a more serious problem, such as a bent to the garage door tracks. Contact our experts if you're not sure.