Garage door acting up? Explore our tips for a solution
Our tips page is here to help you find easy fixes for minor garage door issues. Check back regularly to see what new ideas we have for you!
Check your door’s photo eye for obstruction detection and accurate alignment
If you’ve ever returned home to find an open garage door when you were sure you had pushed the button to close it, something may have gotten in the path of the door’s electric eye sensor as you left. Make sure there are no obstacles in the sensor’s path and that it’s aligned correctly. If you're still experiencing a problem, contact our specialists to take a look and make sure your door continues to close properly.
Check the garage door weather seals for wearing once a year
You can use a simple trick to find out if the strips are worn. Just get inside the garage while there’s plenty of light outdoors and close the door. If you see sunlight coming in from the sides of the door, you will need new weather seals. Install them immediately to ensure that your door is properly protected.
Using the emergency release feature
Automatic garage doors have emergency release features. This can allow you to you manually open and close your garage door in case the system stops working for some reason. This feature should only be used during emergencies and not on a daily basis. Make sure to check your manual to learn how to use it properly before attempting to do it for the first time.