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How do I securely control access to my garage?
Our experts from Richmond recommend getting a keypad or touchpad installed which will allow entry when a programmable code is entered. Today it is also possible to sync openers with your smart phone so that you can get your door to open from the comfort of your driver's seat. If your garage is more than just a home for your car, you may also wish to simply install a doorbell-style button so friends and family can get to you when you're inside. We'll be happy to discuss the options available to you and whichever option you go for, we always recommend installing a battery backup in the event of a power cut so that your automatic door continues to function.
How do I maintain openers?
Check that the garage door opener unit is stable and well secured in the angle iron. Also check all nuts and bolts in the arm on the door. Tighten them all! Check the lamps in the unit and make sure the backup battery is charged. Test the sensors and lubricate the chain. Make sure the release rope is fine.
How do I draft proof my garage door?
Most sectional doors come with a weather-seal strip attached to the bottom which prevents wind and other debris from entering through gap under the door. If you live in a particularly windy area, you may wish to consider additional jamb seals for an extra layer of draft protection. We also always recommend insulating your garage door, especially if the building is attached to your home - our technicians can help you out with all of this, just get in touch to discuss the options available to you.
What do I do when my trolley carriage doesn’t open the door even though it’s moving?
Our garage door repair specialists believe that the trolley carriage is broken and will need to be replaced. After removing the old trolley, slide in the new one from the other side. Make sure you clamp down the chain to make the installation a bit easier.