What would you think is the most common reason for a specialist to be called out to repair garage doors? It actually has nothing to do with the door itself. It’s related to the door’s automatic reverse mechanism – generally, it’s caused by a misalignment with the safety system’s two photo eyes.
Maybe you were enjoying a quiet morning with a good cup of coffee. Or maybe you were running around, trying to get your kids ready for school and yourself off to work. Then suddenly, you heard an incredibly loud bang! Although you weren’t sure what had happened, you knew it couldn’t be good.
After a few minutes of hunting around for the source of the noise, you notice your garage door doesn’t look right. The large spring above your door has snapped in two. Not sure what to do about it, you decide you’ll deal with it. Later. It can’t be that urgent to fix, can it?
Here at Elite Door of New England, we know how useful your garage can be. You can use it to store all of your recreational items like bikes, canoes and kayaks. You can stow boxes full of Christmas and Halloween decorations until you need them. It’s also a place to safely park your car and for some, to set up your workshop. For all these reasons, your garage should be well protected. If it isn’t, these items could be stolen by intruders or damaged by wild animals.
During the cold season, snowstorms are to be expected. You will want to make sure your garage stays warm and cozy even when it’s -30 ºC outside.
Your garage door is put to the test every winter day when the temperature plunges. Its metal components start to contract and its operating system becomes both a little slower and a little less efficient. This is why we suggest you follow our prevention tips to avoid problems like a frozen shut garage door. If your door freezes to the ground, don’t panic. There are many things we can do to unfreeze your door, and we’ve enumerated them all in this blog post for you. Check them out!