Security Garage Doors

The garage door is the abode of your most beloved vehicle. That is why if you love your car, then you must show it by giving it a good home. Install a garage door.

A new single car carriage style door can use a 1/2 HP opener. If you have an extra tall door (9 or 10 feet) or a door that is wider than 16 feet I also recommend you go with the 3/4 HP door. If you have a one-piece door (usually and old door made out of wood) I recommend a 3/4 HP door.

The lighting of the opener is something that many people take for granted but it is actually a useful thing to have when it comes to getting into a garage late at night. The lights that work with the garage door opener can work with one or two lights and can work at a wattage level of 100 to 200 watts on average. A cover that is weather resistant should be used to help with protecting the bulbs and the circuits of the lighting system.

A Garage Door system is intricate. If any one item fails the door will not work. What is even more troubling is that people do not understand that the average door weighs in at 400 pounds. That is not an object you want falling off its base. If your Garage Door Medics is a couple of years old it may be a good time to call in a professional repairman to inspect the door and its counterparts. Do not wait for it to fail when the expense will be more costly.

You might see a goop like substance on the rollers and tracks. This viscous substance will only impede the door from sliding smoothly because it may cause the rollers to block. As soon as you get rid of this substance, you will see that the garage doors will open and close with less effort. This gluey matter can be cleaned with dish washing soap or any other mild soap.

Once you (or the professional) have already removed and disassembled your old door, it would be best to look at the wood framing. Inspect if there is any part of the framing which has rot or is rotting. If there is any rotten wood, replace them before installing your new door. The door must be bolted to solid wood. You then carefully install your door as the manual directs you to.

Another problem that might develop is difficulty getting your door to lock. This means that the vehicles and other possessions you have stored in your garage aren’t secure. Usually this problem can be attributed to a shift of the horizontal bars located on the back of the door. These bars are set to fit into slots on the sides of the doors which lock when the door is closed. Over time, they can move out of alignment so that they are no longer lined up with the slots. If this happens, loosen the bars and readjust them so that they work properly again.