Did you know that the spring system does all the hard work when your garage door is opening? The opener simply replaces the effort which you’d put in to open the door manually. That is why this system deserves special care and we provide it as part of our garage door maintenance services. Whether you have extension or torsion springs, count on us to ensure their optimal performance. We start by testing the springs to see if they hold the right amount of force to operate the door. If it’s too little or too much, we’ll increase it or reduce it. You can expect completely accurate spring adjustment. Torsion springs, in particular, require lubrication to work well. We use only high-quality products approved and recommended by residential door manufacturers. Rest assured that each coil will be covered with а sufficiently thick layer of lube without dripping.
Our maintenance work on the garage door opener begins with inspection and testing. After checking the hardware, we’ll test the safety sensors using two different methods. This is important for confirming that they function properly to signal the opener to reverse the door in case there is a person or object underneath the unit during closing. We test the opener’s closing force too. It has to correspond to the door’s weight, which experiences fluctuations seasonally no matter whether the unit is made of steel, wood or vinyl. If the force isn’t optimal, rely on us to adjust it accurately straight away. Lubrication is also an important part of maintaining the opener. We’ll lube the sections where there is friction between the rail and the trolley. The drive needs lubrication, if it is made of metal. Whether you have a chain or a rod, count on us to use a special technique for perfect lubrication.
All hardware parts need a close check for wear and damage. We pay special attention to the cables as they are at a greater risk of breaking than any other component. The focus of the inspection is on identifying fraying, which occurs naturally, and cuts, which may appear as a result of the cables running against the drums. The hinges also require a careful check for wear and bending. If the cylinders that hold the pins or roller stems are oval instead of round, it is a clear sign of wearing. When inspecting the rollers, we check the stems for twisting and the wheels for dullness. In case we find any greatly worn or damaged components, count on us to replace them right away.
At Garage Door Repair Lawrenceville, we’re readily available to start caring for your automatic door. Give us a call today.