Garage Door Safety Tips


Justin Horton

4/30/2022 1 min read

Garage doors are moving parts and need regular maintenance and safety checks to continue to work properly. Below are examples of what to check, when to check and how North Arkansas Garage Doors and Seamless Gutters can help.

1. Check Your Springs
Garage door springs are an important part of your door. The truth is, springs wear out and can quickly turn into the most dangerous part of your door; possibly resulting in serious injury. On older garage doors, get your springs inspected by a professional serviceman and replaced if necessary. If your door has two springs, always replace both—even if only one is broken. This can relieve any potential issue with the second spring, and lead to your door lasting longer.

2. Inspect Cables
Check the cables attaching spring system to bottom brackets on doors. If they are worn or beginning to fray, they could possibly break, causing injury. Cables should always be changed by a professional to avoid injury.

3. Check Your Tracks
Make sure that your track system is free of any structural issues and NEVER attempt to repair or replace tracks yourself. If you're getting a new door, it is always a good idea to get new tracks as the new door may not fit exact and could lead to more serious issues in the future.

4. Schedule Regular Service
Scheduling a regular annual visit from a trained Garage Door Technician will keep your garage door functioning properly and will help your door last longer.

For any of these issues or concerns, be sure to contact us and we can send a technician to your home or business.