Do you panic every time your overhead garage door stops moving, makes noise or gets jammed? It's natural, but surely you don't believe that things like that just happen. Unless you hit the door with the car or received damaged goods when you ordered a new track, there is always a good explanation why problems occur.
It could be, for example:
- Improper installation;
- Failure to repair worn parts on time;
- Neglecting to maintain the door;
- Wrong adjustments.
Find Out How to Choose the Correct Garage Door Part
Get The Proper Springs
Among the various reasons why garage door related issues are a burden, there is one that is often overlooked. Have you ever wondered whether you have the right garage door parts? If you think about it, it's a very good reason for the system to malfunction. As a matter of fact, many doors are installed with the wrong springs. (Still wonder why your garage door springs break more often than your neighbors'?)
Get The Proper Garage Door Material
When the moment for garage door replacement comes, remember that parts must be changed, too – at least most of them. It's also crucial to remember one more thing: not all parts are the same. Every type of door (roll up, overhead etc.) has its own parts and even the same type of door would need different size parts. This is true for a simple reason. Parts are there to open and close the door so they must be large and strong enough to withstand the heavy weight of the door. For the same reason, they must be made of high quality materials. Don't get cheap ones thinking you don't want to spend money - now, because they will cost you much more in repairs - tomorrow.
Choose The Opener Type Carefully
The same goes for your garage door opener, too. You don't choose openers randomly. The motor must be powerful enough to move the door, too. So, it will be helpful for you to find out how much your door weighs. Next time you will need to get garage door repair parts, all you have to do is mention which type of door you have and how much it weighs. This won't only save you from frequently having problems with the door but also from accidents. If you are standing close to the door at the wrong time with the wrong parts installed, you might get hurt. Why should you, if you can easily avoid it? Just get the right parts and make sure they are properly installed and regularly maintained.