How to Take Care of Your Garage Door

Garage DoorA garage door is considered as one of the last things that need to be taken care of in our house. They are taken for granted but they are very important as they help our car to remain safe and provide safety for your family as well. Here are some easy tips which you can follow to keep your garage door in a good condition:

a) The garage door opener must be fixed at a certain height so that is away from the reach of small children and where you can keep a constant look upon.
b) If your garage door has a remote control then make sure that your children do not play with it. You must explain it to them that they are not playing objects and they must know about the door safety.
c) You must keep a close inspection of the door regularly in a year. You must check the cables, pulleys, rollers and springs so that they are in proper condition and do not shoe signs of wear. If you notice their damage then you must contact a professional and get it repaired as soon as possible.
d) You should disconnect the opener in order to open the door manually. The door must be a t a height of say three to four foot above the ground level.
e) You should employ a technical person with specialized tools to repair cables and springs. You should not try repairing them yourselves as they remain under huge tension and can cause injury if you do not handle it properly.
f) You should consider buying a garage door with rolling code technology.
g) You should regularly lubricate all the parts of the door. This is a job that can be done by you. You should be careful about the type of lubricant that you use.
h) Household oil is used in by many people but it can accumulate dirt and debris.