Why You Should Get To Know Your New Garage Door 

Congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is one of the most exciting investments you can make for yourself and your family. Calling a place your own is a thrill like no other but it can also add a ton of stress if you’re not versed in home improvement. One of the biggest enigmas to new homeowners is the garage and its door. After all, even veteran homeowners take overhead doors and the open space of the garage for granted, so it’s no surprise that new homeowners are stumped. 

The garage is one of the most important parts of your home so it’s important to know the basics. 

Your Family’s Safety Comes First with Modern Features

Your garage door is the largest entryway into your home and depending on the door you have, probably the most accessible. It’s important to keep your garage door locked when it’s not in use and to install a modern overhead opener that can’t be easily broken into. With the advent of modern tech, we recommend smart garage door openers that allow you to remotely open and close your door. Coupled with a security camera, you’ll always be able to keep an eye on the largest entryway to your home. If you have an older garage door or opener, you may want to consider replacement to take advantage of modern security offerings. Better sensors, smart systems, cameras, garage door battery backup systems are all huge improvements to your home’s safety and security.

DIY Maintenance Is Recommended and Can Extend the Overhead Door’s Lifespan

There are a variety of DIY repairs that new homeowners can get started on as soon as possible to maintain their garage door, which is one of the most expensive parts of the home. We recommend oiling the moving parts of your garage door every few months. This simple task will lower the likelihood of your door jumping off track – one of the biggest annoyances in garage door ownership. Another simple act of maintenance is tightening whatever screws you can see. You’re going to be using your garage door a lot, especially if you’ve got multiple cars, so expect bolts to get loose over time. One way to get ahead of common issues is to simply tighten things up whenever you’ve got a chance. 

Safety Always Comes First with Garage Door Spring Repairs 

When it comes to home repairs, one aspect that demands caution is the overhead door spring. Serving as the linchpin of the door’s operation, the door spring holds immense responsibility. As a result, it also presents significant dangers to you and your overhead door. Responsible for lifting the door’s weight, any issues with the spring demand prompt attention from professionals. It’s under an immense amount of pressure from the garage door’s weight. Don’t touch it.

If you notice rusting or encounter difficulties in your garage door’s smooth operation—whether in opening or closing—call a professional in to service your door immediately. Attempting to manipulate the spring without the right tools and experience can end in the ER. This also includes the door unexpectedly crashing down, resulting in both costly replacements and potential injuries. You could be hit with costly medical bills, or a costly new garage door installation.

Regardless of your proficiency in home repairs, prioritizing safety remains paramount. Entrusting garage door spring repairs, and most repairs, to well-reviewed professionals ensures safety and security. 

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