Is it time to replace your garage door?
Telltale signs your door is beyond fixing
- Door is quite old or there is more extensive damage, it is likely that it will make more sense to replace it.
- Splintered sections on wooden doors and missing parts are easy to spot. Also check for these clues that your door should be replaced:
- Loose or missing insert panels
- Deformed or badly dented sections that cause the door to fit poorly in the opening
- Rotted wood (on wood doors) with loose or missing hinges and rollers; screws no longer firmly attached
- Damaged lower section causing the door to sit unevenly on the floor
- Misaligned panels
- Rollers may be rusted and no longer turning smoothly
- One or more rollers have popped out of the tracks
- Springs and cables may be broken or out of adjustment on one or both sides
- The door has broken or loose hinges, causing the door to be out of square and unstable as it follows the tracks.
For some of the same reasons as above, you may notice that your door is getting louder as it is opened and closed. Other possible causes:
- Rollers and hinges haven’t been lubricated
- Uneven side-to-side tension on the door Worn shaft bearings on the opener
Safety Eyes Not Functioning
How to tell if the sensors aren’t working:
- When you press the remote, your door will begin to close even when there is an obstruction placed in the opening between the sensors. Test this by putting a garbage can or other object in the sensor path.
- The LED sensor lights are not on. Check to be sure they are both clean and are glowing. If one or both LED’s are not illuminated, there may be an alignment problem or damage. Try adjusting them slightly with your hand. If they come back on, the safety beam should be working again. Retest as described above.
Take a look at some of the Cornell Cookson and Delden products that we offer below.
For a full listing of products we can provide, please visit www.raynor.com or www.cooksondoor.com.