The warm weather of June has finally arrived and with it comes the opportunity to spend more time outside the home. June has been designated Garage Door Safety Month by the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), so as we spend more time outside, it is always a good idea to keep your garage door running smoothly and safely.

Always visually inspect your garage door, paying particular attention to the springs, cables, pulleys, and rollers for signs of wear and tear which left unchecked and fixed can result in damage and potential injury.  Manually test your door by using the door’s interior and/or exterior handles. (ifyou have an electric door opener, be sure to use the release mechanism first). A properly maintained and safe garage door will lift smoothly with little to no resistance and will stay open 3-4 feet above the garage floor. If this doesn’t occur, then your door may be out of balance and may be unsafe.

If you find any signs of wear and tear and your door is just not operating  smoothly, it is a great idea to have a trained garage door repair technician to come out to fix any problems and to lube and adjust your door for optimal operation and ultimately your safety.

We here at Overhead Door of Norwich want to keep your garage door running smoothly and keep you safe. Call us for competitive pricing on repairs. Even if your garage door system is running well, keep it that way by taking advantage of a yearly check up special pricing at $55 for the first door and $40 for each additional door. We will inspect your door and lube and adjust it to keep it properly maintained and safe for years to come!