It's only natural for you to have questions about your garage door. This type of system relies on a complex mechanism in order to function properly, and knowing how to take good care of it is crucial. Check out the FAQs below to learn some useful information.
Should I try to adjust my photo eyes alone?
Not really. While it may be possible for you to do this, we wouldn't recommend it. These components are very delicate and must be carefully repositioned as to not damage their lenses. If they aren't correctly aligned, they will fail to properly detect an obstacle, which could result in an accident.
What causes a garage door to shake?
This typically happens when the tracks are misaligned, the hinges are loose or the rollers are not moving properly. You should inspect the condition of these parts to prevent accidents from occurring. According to our specialists, if the door uses extension springs, the issue may be with the pulley system. All of these issues need to be handled by professional technicians, as trying to perform the required tasks by yourself can be extremely dangerous.
How long do garage door springs normally last?
Torsion springs can normally last around 10,000 “cycles” before wearing out. A cycle refers to the one single opening and closing of the door. An extension spring will usually last for about half of that. Of course, these estimations are taking regular maintenance into consideration, so if your springs aren't properly maintained, odds are they will last for less than that.