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Garage doors can be the most efficient, easy to use, and above all safest part of your home. However, in certain circumstances, garage doors can be very dangerous and even deadly. One of the dangers of garage doors is the spring at the top of your door. Garage doors can have anywhere from one to four springs. These springs have an immense amount of tension on them. This tension's purpose is to counter-balance the weight of the door making it seem lighter than it really is. This allows for easy operation by the homeowner or by the operator motor.
The tension on the spring is very important, and the door would not be able to operate to its full potential efficiency without them. The tension on the springs, however, can cause serious injury or death. When springs break there is a loud pop, similar to a gun shot. This is due to rust. If not properly attended to regularly, the spring will rust and break. Remember to oil your springs every three to six months!! The spring breaking will not damage your door overall, but if allowed to continue to operate without the spring, the door will breakdown even further. Be sure to stay clear of your other springs if one breaks. The strain the other springs will pick up due to the lack of one spring will cause the other springs to break in time. If you are near those springs if and when they break, it could cause major harm to you.
Although garage doors operate in a simple manner, there are several ways a garage door can break or become impaired. Everything that works upon the door from the springs to the rollers must work in perfect unison. You can help ensure your door lasts its best potential lifetime by following this tip.
Always make sure the door's opening is clear of any objects. Even if your door comes with photocells and an operator, these systems are just backups. Be sure to check to make sure the opening is clear every time you close it. Photo cells are not foolproof. Power surges, rodents chewing through the wire, etc. are not common but can affect the performance of the doors safety systems. This is why it is very important to always check before closing the door.
Another reason to always check the opening to is for the proper performance of the door. If the door closes on an object such as a bicycle or a yard tool, then the door will not close square and even. This will cause slack in the cable. The slack will allow the silver drum at the top of your door to throw the cable. Then a repair man will be needed to put the cable back on. DO NOT attempt this by yourself. You could cause major damage to you and your door.
Follow that simple tip and you will positively extend the life of your door! However, accidents do happen. If your door happens to throw a cable, call the experts here at Overhead Door Co. of Monroe. We can get you back up and running in no time!
Investing in your home is one of the most important decisions you can make for your future. The home is where you plan to settle down, possibly raise a family, or just have that place that is your own. Either way, the home is the foundation and the constant in your life. It needs to be invested in to be made better and more secure. overhead garage doors is one of the first and best steps that can be taken.
Garage doors provide everything a home-owner is looking for to better the home. They provide security, safe and easy operation, and can do this all in a very fashionable, awesome look and design! The Overhead Door Co. of Monroe will help guide you to your new door. We can answer any questions you may have. If and when you decide it is time to install a garage door for your home, here are a few tips to look for when deciding on your door.
Garage doors were designed to seal the garage's opening, so the first thing is to ensure your door properly fits your home. The opening in the garage must be framed correctly with precise measurements to make sure the door can be properly and securly mounted. Next, you need to decide if you want your door insulated or not. An article will be posted to our website will be coming soon on the agvantages and disadvantages of insulated versus non-insulated. Once you have reached that decision, you need to decide on the design and color that best matches your house. Click here to see Overhead Door's gallery of hundreds of designs and color combinations. The right hand side has the navigation selections to more specifically direct you. Also, swing by our office at 315 Horseshoe Lake Rd. Monroe, La to see more designs we can offer you and personally ask any questions you might for our professionals.
After you have chosen your design, you need to be thinking about an operator. This is the doors electric motor. It is highly recommended you order an operator with your door. Operators make your door more efficient, safer, and more secure. View our line of premiere operators here. Now that you have chosen your operator you are ready for a quote!
This may seem like a lot of work, but it is essential and worth it! Overhead Door Co. of Monroe can make this process easy and get you through it quickly. We are here for you. Call or visit us when you are ready, and let us help you better your home!