Just like we tend to do with many of the amenities in our life, we use our garages nearly every day without even thinking about how they work or the strain put on the garage doors by all of the opening and closing that occurs when we use the space for car storage, organization and more. However, as with any machines, garage doors can wear down over time and it is important to be mindful of this fact and to keep up with the state of your garage in order to avoid costly repairs and possible injuries.
Here are five useful tips for Florida garage doors:
- Visually examine the garage door a few times a year. Inspect the cables, pulleys, rollers and springs for damage. If there appears to be disrepair, call a professional garage door technician.
- Do not make an effort to adjust, remove, or repair the garage door’s springs, cables or any other parts. Only a skilled technician with proper tools should perform work on the garage door.
- Know how the emergency release feature works on your garage door; it may come in handy in the event of a power outage. The owner’s manual will have instructions on how to operate the feature.
- Do not let children treat the garage door remote control like a toy. Explain garage door safety with your kids.
- If you plan on leaving your home for an extended time period, unplug the automatic garage door opener. If your opener has an optional “vacation mode” feature, enable it. Refer to the owner’s manual to locate the switch on the console.
Your garage is just as important as any other part of the house. Remember to pay attention to the garage door’s security and ongoing functionality. For more advice on Florida garage doors and their safety, contact Overhead Door at 813-280-0034.