Did you know your garage door goes up and down an average of 1,500 times a year?
It is recommended that your overhead door be serviced once a year. A complete service from Overhead Door Options consists of the following:
Lubrication and checking all rollers for wear
Adjusting and inspecting cables for fraying and/or kinks
Checking drums for cracks
Adding lubrication to prolong the life of the door
Adjusting springs so that the door is balanced
If necessary, we will also check your operator for proper chain
tension and adjust the motor limits
We will also check to see it the weatherseal is torn or damaged
INSPECT HARDWARE. Visually inspect weather eal, lift cable, brackets & fasteners, track, and rollers. Door should open and close smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or scraping that can indicate wear on the door. If you suspect problems, give us a call and we can inspect your door.
TEST DOOR BALANCE. With your garage door in the closed position and the operator disconnected, manually lift the door. It should lift smoothly with little resistance and should remain open. If the door does not lift smoothly or remain open, give us a call and we can inspect your door.
TEST REVERSING MECHANISM. With the door fully open, engage you garage door operator to close the door. Wave a long object, such as a broomstick, in front of the door's photo eye. This should cause the door to reverse and return to the open position, If the door does not reverse and reopen, it should be serviced by a professional so give us a call and we can inspect your door.
TEST THE FORCE SETTING. With the garage door fully open, place a 2" thick dense sponge in the path of the door. You may also use a 1-1.5" thick solid object such as a 2x4 block; however, if your force setting is incorrect this may result in damage to your door. Engage your garage door operator to close the door. When the door contacts the object, the door should automatically reverse. If the door does not automatically reverse, your door should be serviced by a professional so give us a call and we can inspect your door.
WARNING: Springs, cables, and other hardware attached to the springs are under extreme tension and can result in serious injury or death. Spring assemblies should only be adjusted or repairs by a trained garage door systems technician.