If you are wondering whether your garage door has enemies, rest assured that it has plenty. Some are obvious, some are dangerous and some are not apparent but they are all a threat to the door and, consequently, to your own safety and the security of your home.
Enemies come bearing problems! Whether the overhead door will remain open or sagged to the side, the springs will snap or the sensors will malfunction, you will encounter a serious problem. The news will not be good! Any issue related to garage systems is a warning for dramas. The smallest problem can change completely your life, put you out of schedule, hurt you or force you to pay a high cost for an emergency service.
Factors affecting the garage door
Who’s the enemy you might wonder. Apparently, the weather conditions play a major role to the condition of the door and garage door parts. Since most components are made of steel (and usually it is not galvanized), they will erode soon or later. Repeated cycles will diminish their capacities over the years and there will certainly come a time when their replacement will be the only solution to problems. The odd thing is that we know these things. It’s not news to garage door owners that systems are worn over time, with daily use and have limited lifespan.
In fact, garage door springs usually last for a much shorter period than other mechanical components. Electric openers need upgrading, maintenance and attention. We cannot expect excellent operation without garage door opener repair. Failure to check the springs or adjust the sensors will bring us face to face with the most unpleasant situations or even tragedies. Though, we still keep neglecting taking care of problems at the proper time. This is obvious if you consider that a large percentage of entrapment sensing systems do not work by pure negligence of the owners.
Am I the enemy?
Where does that lead us? Simply, to more accidents, a plethora of problems and big responsibilities! Who is the enemy now! We do know that maintenance will make wonders! How many of us do we really keep at least annual schedules? Do you know how valuable is to check the parts, test the sensors, lubricate components and clean them? If you fail to do garage door repair on time, component parts will start malfunctioning one after the other. Have you ever heard of the domino effect? That will be it; though, in its most tragic form!