Garage Door Service


More than 70 percent of today’s homeowners use their attached garage as the main entrance to their home. While the garage door is one of the most convenient aspects of your home, it is also the largest, heaviest moving object in your home. This means homeowners need to ensure it is working safely. Industry professionals estimate that one out of 15 garage door openers lack the latest safety features.

Check if the door is balanced.

Release the door into manual mode. The door should lift easily and smoothly by hand and should stay open on its own about 3 feet off the ground. If it doesn’t the overhead springs should be balanced. The springs are under extreme tension, this fix should be handled by a garage door technician.

Check the door’s reversing safety feature.

Place a 2×4 on the ground under the door, on edge. The door should pop back up when it hits the 2×4. If it doesn’t call a pro.

Test the door’s photoelectric eyes.

Move an object taller than 6 inches in between them. The door should revers direction.

Test the garage door opener.

Homeowners with automatic garage door openers that do not automatically reverse should replace them with new reversing openers.
According to reports received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 73 children between the ages of 2 and 14 have been trapped and killed under automatic garage doors since March 1982. Other children have suffered brain damage or serious injuries when the closing door hit them, and failed to stop and reverse its direction.
It may be best to hire a professional when your garage door stops working or is not up to safety standards. Garage doors are very heavy and can cause a lot of damage if repaired incorrectly or are not equipped with the proper safety features.

Maintaining your garage door can save you money and extend its life.

Preventative maintenance is important to maximize the life expectancy of your garage door. It is also important economically to help prevent major problems from happening, potentially saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
At Sunco Handyman, we understand the importance of maintaining your garage door and keeping it safe. We also know how easy it is to forget about it until it can be too late costing more in operating cost and possibly costly unnecessary repairs which could have been avoided.
Our 30 point inspection does just that! We recommend an inspection every year. We take the hassle of trying to remember who to call and when to call and how often it should be done completely away. No more worries or wondering of when to have it inspected.
We strongly believe that having a well maintained and safe operating system will only enhance the life of your garage door.
Give us a call to learn more about maintaining and promoting a safe garage door system. Want to learn more? Contact us!

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