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Garage Door Maintenance

At Fort Smith Overhead Door, our team of garage door installation experts will ensure that your garage door stays in the best condition possible. While our team is fully equipped to install your door, we can also handle any repair that you may need throughout the years. Keeping your door in top condition is important and there are a few maintenance tips that will ensure that your door stands the test of time. Routine inspections and testing the functions of your door will keep it in top condition and give you peace of mind, knowing that it will perform as it is supposed to. View our garage door maintenance tips here!

#1 Test the Photo Eyes

One of the most important features of your garage door will be the photo eyes. The photo eyes ensure that there is no obstruction in the way while your garage door is closing. All that you have to do to test these is place something in their path and try to close the garage door. If the door doesn’t close with an obstruction in the way, then they are functioning properly. The photo eyes ensure that you the door is able to close without harming anyone or anything. By testing this feature regularly, you will be sure that if there is ever anything in the door’s path to closing, it will remain safe and undamaged.

#2 Perform an Inspection

Every few weeks, you’ll want to make sure that you inspect the different parts of the garage door and ensure that they are functioning properly. You’ll want to pay special attention to the springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys. While checking these functions, you’ll want to inspect closely to make sure that nothing unusual happens and that there is no wear and tear. If you notice that something is wrong or needs to be replaced, contact our team and we will further assist you. It is important that you do not try to handle these repairs yourself. Our doors are under extreme pressure and they need to be repaired by someone from our experienced team.

#3 Auto Reverse Test

The auto reverse function is what takes over if there is an obstruction that reaches below the photo eyes. It will ensure that the area beneath the photo eyes and above the flooring of your garage is clear. To test this, you’ll want to place something small, like a 2-inch by 4-inch board in the door’s path. This will reach below the photo eyes and once your door comes into contact with the board, it should automatically raise back up. This function goes beyond the safety that the photo eyes provide so you can rest assured that anything in the way of your garage door closing will remain safe and unharmed. We have taken every precaution to ensure that your home and your belongings will always be safe.

With these garage door maintenance tips, you can keep your door in top condition and rest assured that your door will stand the test of time. Contact us at Fort Smith Overhead Door today for more information!

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