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Below are the answers to your questions about garage door safety and maintenanceAlso learn what to do when there are garage door trolley problems and why weather seals are important parts of the mechanism.
What are the important garage door opener safety features?
Our experts from Richmond recommend getting a keypad or touchpad installed which will allow entry when a programmable code is entered. A doorbell-style button can also be installed for a less complicated method. A battery backup is also advisable so that your door will continue to function even when there is no power.
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 to draught proof garage doors?
Although draught cannot be completely avoided, the effect of draught can be reduced. Most sectional doors have a weather-seal strip at the bottom and that prevents wind and other debris from entering the door. Some manufacturers may offer an extra jamb seal that reduces draught effectively for sectional doors. Draught-proofing helps in saving energy costs and keeps the garage warm in cold months.
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.