Taking care of your garage door is the best way to avoid expensive repair work, as well as inconvenient breakdowns. Browse our tips section for a range of things you can do to keep your garage door working smoothly, courtesy of our own professional technician team.
Don’t leave your remote control lying around
The easiest way for a burglar to break into a house is by using the garage door opener remote control. They often go the extra step to get their hands on these devices, and may snatch a purse or break into a car simply to grab it. That's why you should keep your remote on a keychain, or alternatively, get an opener with smartphone compatible features that can have you do away with the remote entirely.
Use extra security features when going away on vacation
If you are away planning on being away for an extended period of time and you're worried about the possibility of break-ins, you can disconnect the opener from the electrical outlet to render it inoperable. Some modern models have a "digital lock" or a "vacation mode" feature which essentially achieves the same goal. When activated, this will disable remote transmitters and wireless keypad operation. When you're back, you can easily reactivate the system.
Lubricate your rollers, hinges and openers annually
Before you start lubricating your system, remove anything that's obstructing your tracks and chains and check for general dirt buildup. Once everything is clear, apply a white lithium grease lubricant to the moving parts. Regular lubrication will keep your system running for longer.
Dealing with Off-track Garage Door Rollers
After many years of regular use, it's possible that your garage door rollers will come off the track, which in turn will cause your door to malfunction. The best way to prevent this is to check the condition of your rollers and track frequently, as well as the overall alignment of your system.