Many homeowners often end up asking us similar questions regarding their automatic garage door systems. That's why we decided to create this FAQ page, to try and provide our customers with informative and concise answers. If you'd like to ask us something else, simply give us a call.
Why are safety cables necessary?
The safety cables are in charge of keeping your door from collapsing when its extension springs break. They are interlaced with the springs and are attached to a similar spot in the door. When a spring breaks, the safety cable will also keep it from flying across your garage and hurting somebody.
Why does my garage door stay slightly above the ground when closed?
This could be due to obstruction in the tracks. Check to see that there are no pebbles or other debris blocking the path of the rollers. The other common cause of this problem is an incorrect setting of the opener's travel limit. It has to be adjusted using the special knob at the back of the unit. Contact our experts if you're not sure of what to do.
How can I avoid finger injuries?
Fingers can be injured when they get caught between the panels of your garage door or pinched by its joints. Apart from keeping your hands away from your door, you could also consider installing some grip handles. Amarr has patented sectional garage doors that come with pinch protection sections that are meant to prevent such injuries.
Can galvanized garage door parts rust?
The galvanization process involves the covering of the metal component with zinc coating which will keep it from rusting. Unless a chemical compound damages the coating, that is. It is possible for road salts to damage the zinc, so you should clean your garage floor during the winter to protect its galvanized parts from getting damaged.
Why doesn't my garage door close properly?
There could be a lot of different reasons for this type of problem. A careful and thorough examination of your entire system may be required in order to determine which part is the culprit. The issue could be due to misaligned safety sensors or some worn out rollers, for examples. Chances are you'll need some professional assistance, so be sure to give our experts a call.
Can I get a silent garage door opener?
Of course. There are three main types of openers, each with its distinct advantages and disadvantages. While the chain and screw drive systems can be noisier than some homeowners prefer, the belt-drive models are famously ultra-silent. Consult with our experts to decide which model and which brand is the best one for you.