Your garage door is heavy. Therefore, if it comes crashing down for any reason, it can injure a person or a pet that happens to be standing underneath. This is why safety inspections are an essential part of owning a garage door.

 

We perform professional garage door inspections to ensure your door is functioning properly. If you are in the Twin Cities metro area and need a garage door tune-up, then schedule an inspection today. Below are six areas of your garage door that we inspect.

1. Auto-Reverse

We test your door to make sure it automatically reverses if an object gets in the way. An electric eye should sit four to six inches off the ground and be mounted in line with the door opening. This feature should force the door to automatically reverse if anything gets in the door’s path. If you have a new home, this should come standard on your garage door.

2. Part Replacement & Maintenance

We check the individual garage door parts that need regular maintenance. We then fix or repair any parts according to the owner’s manual specifications. Part repairs may include:

 

●        Loosening bolts

●        Re-aligning rollers

●        Cleaning part

●        Oiling parts

●        Replacements

3. Remote Control and Main Keypad

Don’t overlook the garage remote and keypad when considering safety. We will make sure both are installed and functioning properly. Make sure you keep your remote out of your child’s reach. When you use the keypad instead of the remote, always make sure someone watches the door close.

4. Door Leveling

The balance on your garage door is checked by first tripping the release mechanism. After releasing the door, you can close the door all the way and pull it up by hand. If the door moves smoothly on its tracks, then it is balanced. Also, the door should stay open about three or four feet above the ground. If the door springs up or falls instead, then it should be serviced by a professional as soon as possible.

5. Force Setting

The force setting also needs to be tested for safety. This setting is the feature that causes the door to reverse if there is resistance as it’s shut. It can be checked by holding the bottom of the door as it’s closing. If the setting doesn’t reverse in response to moderate resistance, it needs to be adjusted. Refer to the manual that came with the door to learn specific details about the force setting. Consult your local garage door company for help with this setting.

Garage Door Repair Company Services St. Paul, Minnesota

If there’s a question about your garage door functioning correctly, don’t hesitate to call Garage Door Repair Company at 612-886-9606. If you have any other questions or concerns, you can message us on our contact page.