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Is it common for garage door cables to come loose from the drum?
It is rare that a garage door cable will jump the drum without being bumped somehow. Typically, this problem occurs when homeowners are moving or have a vehicle accident with the door, as a decent amount of force is needed to cause the door to become imbalanced like this. The good news is that we can get your door back on track and running properly in no time.
Educate Your Children To Avoid Accidents
Modern garage doors and openers come with a long list of components and features that work towards ensuring safety. Federal law requires sensors that detect obstructions and reverse the door when it hits an object. Despite these precautions, it is important to make children aware that the door is not a toy and can present a considerable amount of danger.
Replace Weatherstripping For Better Insulation
Many homeowners rely on their garage to keep valuable items protected from the elements. Cracked and worn weather-stripping may fail to provide a tight seal around the door, allowing water and moisture to seep into the garage, which can cause damage. If your weather stripping is worn, it's best to get this replaced before your dealing with the effects of a damp garage.
Don't ignore a squeaky garage door
Typically, if your garage door starts making a little noise, this isn’t a sign of a major problem. Your garage door relies on a lot of moving parts that can become loose over time. Hinges, nuts, bolts and rollers may need to be tightened and lubricated in order to eliminate noise and provide a door that operates smoothly. Left alone, however these small things can become more problematic to deal with so you should address any increase in noise earlier rather than later.