3 Tips For Maintaining Your Garage Door

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that every part of your home is working efficiently, including the garage door. To help you ensure that the door is always in the best of shape, you will want to check out the following steps that you should take.

Keep The Sensor Clean

If your garage door is hooked up to an automatic opener, you need to know that the sensor will always be able to receive the signal from your remote opener. To do this, you will want to take a slightly damp soft rag and gently wipe down the sensor every few weeks, or whenever you notice a buildup of dirt or dust on it. If you forget to do this and the sensor becomes overly dirty, it may not be able to recognize the command to open or close.

Clean The Tracks

You will want to grab a ladder and wipe down the garage door tracks a few times a year. This will ensure that there is not a buildup of dirt, grime, or grease on the tracks, which can cause the door to get stuck. All you need is a wet rag to do this. Just make sure that you are also taking a dry rag and wiping up any moisture leftover from cleaning them in order to prevent the development of rust.

Inspect The Safety Feature

Most garage doors come with a safety feature that protects people, pets, and your personal belongings from danger if they are in the way of a door that is closing. The door should be able to sense that something is in the way of properly closing. If something is in the way, the door should stop closing and open back up until the path is clear. To make sure that this is still working, you will want to occasionally place an object, such as a large stuffed animal, in the way of the garage door. If the door does not stop and reverse itself, the safety feature is no longer working. You will need to call in a garage door repair specialist to fix this problem.

With those three things in mind, you should have little trouble ensuring that your garage door always remains in the best possible condition. The better you maintain your garage door and call for professional assistance as soon as it is needed, the longer your door will last.

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Enclosing a Carport

Ten years ago, I married the man of my dreams in an elegant church ceremony. Although, we’ve experienced highs and lows in our marriage, I’ve never regretted my decision to spend the rest of my life with my amazing husband. After our wedding, I agreed to move into the home my spouse already owned. At first, I was disappointed that my new house didn’t contain a traditional garage. The home only had an open carport. However, I quickly learned that this type of structure can easily be enclosed. On this blog, you will discover the best types of garage doors to install in a recently enclosed carport. Enjoy!