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Garage doors provide a simple and affordable way to enhance the value and the curb appeal of a house. Good quality garage doors differentiate a home from the rest of its neighbors. Finding a good garage door requires special consideration. The expense, appearance, as well as usefulness need to be put into consideration while sourcing for a new garage door. Security, adaptability and warranty also need to be considered. Highlighted below are things that can be done while inspecting garage doors.
Check Old Springs
Garage door springs are essential components of garage doors. These springs however wear down, thereby making them the unsafe portion of the door. When this happens, it can lead to serious injuries. In this case, you need to hire a qualified serviceman to help inspect and replace it. If your door has two springs, replace both irrespective of the one that is wrecked. This will go a long way in saving you from breaking the second coil and your door will last a longer period of time.
Inspect the Cables
Check the cables that link the spring to the base sections on the edges of the door. If these links are worn, then they can break thereby resulting in loss. Due to the danger associated with unusual spring pressure, you need to change these cables by employing the service of an expert technician.
Install a Safety Cable
If you don’t have an extension spring in your garage door, you need to set up a safety wire that will go over the mainspring and then link them to the roof at all ends. When the garage door is locked, springs that are used for extension are high pressure. If the spring breakdowns while someone is nearby, it can lead to serious injury. A safety cable will control a damaged spring.
Do Not Use Old Tracks
If you are changing your garage door, don’t go for older tracks just because you want to save money. Old tracks may not be compatible with the new doors. Choose the track that is meant for the new door.
Don’t do the technical stuff by yourself. Installation of your garage door is risky when it is being done by an inexperienced person. The best thing to do is call ProLift Garage Doors for your free service estimate! We look forward to hearing from you soon.