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Door Garage Repair and Maintenance
If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think too much about door garage repair and maintenance until something doesn’t work as it should. If you’ve ever seen your garage door begin to close and then reverse its course and stay open, there are a few things that you can check yourself. The first thing you should look at is the photo eyes.
Federal law requires that all garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, come equipped with photo eyes. Photo eyes are safety devices that do not allow your garage door to close if there’s an obstruction in the way, like say a child or an animal. If your garage is not closing and reverses course then the first thing to check is the photo-eye. In the image shown here, you can see that spider webs and bits of leaves are blocking the photo eye from transmitting to the opposite side of the door. To solve the problem, simply clean both of the photo eyes and try shutting the garage door again.
If a simple cleaning doesn’t do the trick give the team at G & G Garage Door company a call and we’ll send one of our friendly garage door repair technicians to diagnose and provide a solution to the problem.
Common Garage Door Maintenace Issues
Broken Spring Replacement
If you have a broken torsion spring you are going to need it replaced by a competent repairman. To avoid broken torsion springs, we recommend that you have us lubricate your springs on an annual basis. Regular maintenance will lengthen the life of your springs and provide a smoother and quieter operation.
Garage Door Panel Replacement
The biggest problem with not replacing garage door panels when they become warped or bent is that it can cause your entire garage door opening system to become misaligned. This means you may be required to install a new garage door and opener.If replacement panels make sense we will help you match your panels to your existing garage door.
Garage Door Opener Repair
Depending on your opener’s age and how often it is used, you may or may not need to have a new garage door opener installed. Some garage door opener issues can be solved by making minor adjustments to existing components of your garage door opening system.
Garage Door Roller Replacement
Over time, your garage door rollers may become rusted, broken, or even fall off. Which means that you’re going to need new garage door rollers. We suggest that rather than replacing one or two rollers, for smoother operation replace all of your rollers.
How Often Should You Have Your Garage Doors Serviced?
At G & G Garage Door, we suggest that you have your garage door systems serviced every six months. We provide a 21-Point inspection of all of your garaged door system’s components. We then clean all of your garage door’s parts and tighten any fasteners that have become loosened over time. As we perform this inspection, we take note of any component that may be faulty or may soon become faulty and then make recommendations for the necessary repairs. Of course, we do not make the repairs to your garage door until authorized by you. So, whether you need your garage doors serviced or you need full service gate repair, you can count on G & G Garage Door.
Can Garage Door Maintenance Prevent Repairs?
Your garage door is the heaviest moving part of your home and should be considered an investment. Having a certified garage door technician provide maintenance on your garage door regularly, is a good investment and can help you to delay or put off entirely future repairs. During regular maintenance, we scrutinize every component of your garage door to ensure smooth operation. So, yes, regular garage door maintenance and repairs can help you avoid costly repairs or replacements down the road.
Should I Lubricate My Garage Door Parts?
Yes, lubrication can go a long way toward increasing the life of your garage door parts. But, not all lubricants are the same. We suggest you use a silicone spray as it does not attract dust and will not gum up. You’ll want to clean the components first with a towel and then begin by spraying the tracks, springs, hinges, and rollers. After you have lubricated everything thoroughly, run the garage door up and down 3 or 4 times and note how it operates. If after the lubrication process, you still hear unusual noises or see that the operation is not as it should be, contact G & G Garage Door for service.
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G & G Garage Door Co.
2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
Torrance, CA 90501
Garage Door Hinge Replacement
One of the most overlooked parts of your garage door is the garage door hinges. Garage door hinges connect the garage door panels together. This hinged connection then allows the individual panels to roll seamlessly as a unit, up and down the tracks. When we inspect your garage door, we closely inspect and tighten any loose hinges and if one needs to be replaced we’ll do it on the spot.
Garage Door Cable Replacement
Your garage door cables work in concert with the drums and the torsion spring to raise your garage door. Your garage door cables should be inspected at least once every year. The most common garage door cable failure is the result of the cables becoming frayed. If your garage door cable breaks while lifting your garage door it may cause your door to come off the tracks and possibly go sideways.
Garage Door Security Concerns
It’s been said that a home’s garage door is its weakest point when it comes to security. Thieves know that an automatic garage door opener can be disengaged manually from inside the garage and have devised ways to fish going under the weather stripping to pull the cord. We suggest that you have a T-Lock installed and advise you to lock it during times where you may be away for an extended period.