Garage door springs, brackets, cables and hardware attached to the springs are under very high tension and if handled improperly can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional should adjust them.
#1 Visual Inspection
Look at garage door springs, rollers, pulleys and cables, etc. for signs of wear. Suspect a problem? Call for an appointment
#2 Door Balance
With the garage door down, release the garage door from the opener by pulling the red cord. The garage door should lift smoothly and with little resistance. The door should stay open at 3-4 feet above the floor. If not, the door is out of adjustment. Please call for an appointment.
#3 Reversal Test - Test garage door opener
Make sure your garage door opener has the reversal feature. If not, the garage door opener should be replaced.
Test the balance of the door. If door is working properly proceed.
With the door open, place a 2x4 flat on the ground in the center of the door.
Push the transmitter button to close the door.
The door should stop and start going up when it hits the wood.
If door does not reverse, please call for an appointment.
Regularly spray garage door rollers, hinges, tracks and springs with garage door lubricant. Garage door lubricant is available at local hardware stores.
#5 Check cables
Inspect the garage door cables attached to brackets at the bottom of the door for wear or fraying. These are under immense tension and may be at risk of breaking which can cause injury. Please call for an appointment.