Automatic garage door openers are now an almost-universal feature in modern homes. These handy tools make life easier for homeowners, especially those with physical limitations. Garage door openers also aid in home security and enhance a home’s re-sale value.
For such an important appliance, routine maintenance and care of a garage door opener is often neglected. This can have serious safety concerns, as garage door openers contain powerful motors to raise and lower heavy doors. A malfunction or slip can cause a large door–averaging 35 pounds–to fall to the ground, causing damage to it or a vehicle passing underneath. A person can be seriously injured by a falling garage door. Children should be taught that garage doors are not toys, and all doors should have photo-eye sensor to prevent the door from closing if there is an obstruction.
In Portland, Garage Door Excellence, LLC can provide all your garage door needs. From estimates and installations to service and repair, Garage Door Excellence should be your first stop. Did you know your garage door should be inspected and lubricated every six months? Garage Door Excellence has same-day service and is proud to offer a military discount to our veterans.Written By: Nic Koff