Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orlando, Florida has been in business for more than 20 years and we provide the best service in and around the Orlando area. Our team values our customers and we guarantee their satisfaction.
We hire certified technicians and promise to see your need through to the end whether it’s for a repair or complete installation. Also, our company likes to help customers troubleshoot for basic issues. Often there are some “in house” techniques that can be tried before you need to call a professional.
Take a look at seven garage door parts that you need to get yourself familiar with. They are the first places to look if you hear a funny noise or when your door doesn’t close and open properly.
7 Parts of a Garage Door to Identify
Your garage door can occasionally take abuse from cars, mowers, children, bats, balls and the like. They are easy to dent and damage without much force. Be cautious and aware of your door when parking and when you or anyone is in close proximity. A little attention will go a long way in protecting the sections of the door.
The hinges of your overhead garage door connect the sections of the door and allow it to move and bend with ease. The most common issue that a hinge has is that it needs to be lubricated. If they are neglected, then they can sometimes crack. Lube them up and save yourself time and money in the future.
Both sides of your garage door have a safety sensor that is located near the garage floor. They are sensors that correspond with the door opener. As of 1992, this safety feature is required for all garage door openers.
The sensors have a laser and if something comes in the line of sight, then the door will not go down any further. The safety this provides is very important and you’ll want to be sure that your sensors are working smoothly.
The key with your tracks is they need to be kept lubricated. They are located on both sides of your door and actually help to navigate your door up and down. Be sure to keep them free from dirt, grime and any debris so they will keep your door working properly.
Above your door, there is a torsion spring that has quite a bit of tension, enabling the power to lift your door. This is one door part that you should have a professional help you with. You’ll want to listen for any unusual noises. In the event, you sense a potential issue then, feel free to call us. Springs can be a little tricky and are more involved.
Garage Door Opener
Your door opener is a great convenience. Garage opener makes and models have come a long way technology wise. In fact, you can even get an opener that can be monitored via your laptop or smartphone.
The seal at the bottom of your door protects your garage from inclement weather and ensures a proper fit from door to the floor. Occasionally, a seal will wear out or become brittle. Contact a professional to make this repair. You’ll find that it can be done quickly and our company would love to help you with this type of maintenance.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orlando, Florida is at your service. Our team will answer your questions, educate you on your garage door parts, provide maintenance or handle a complete new install. We are available 24/7 so feel free to call us any time.