The Garage Door Check List Every Homeowner Should Have

 

As a homeowner, you are learning quickly that consistent maintenance is required to keep your home up and running. One of the greatest ways to cut down these costs in the future is prevention.
Garage Doors would be great if we could just install them and forget about them. In reality they are not, and if you don’t take care of routine maintenance on your door you will be spending more in the long run. Luckily, you don’t need to be a garage door technician to make sure you are taking the necessary steps toward making things run smoothly. While garage doors and openers are technically one entire system, you need to keep in mind that they are separate and contain many moving parts.

With this home garage door checklist, you can keep on top of problems before they happen, saving you both time and money. These checks are recommended at least twice per year, but many find that being on the constant lookout for problems and running through the checklist periodically can be beneficial.

Visual Inspection:Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

To Do This:

  • Stand inside your garage with the garage door closed. Starting in one corner visually look at your door staring at one corner and going down, repeat this process as you move across your door.
  • Look for cracks in the surface of the door, especially around the hinges.
  • Inspect the rollers. Place a finger on the wheel of each roller and try to rock the roller wheel back and forth for looseness. If they are loose, they need replacing.
  • Look at the cables and make sure they are not frayed or twisted.
  • Look at where the opener “J” arm attaches to the door. Make sure it is not starting to pull off. If you have a metal door, there should a special bracket called an “Operator Bracket”, attached to the door and the opener “J” arm attached to this special bracket.
  • Stand in the middle of the garage door and grab the door and move it front to back and side to side. There should be slight movement each way.
  • Open the garage door half way and look at the rubber seal located along the bottom of the garage door. It should move and be pliable and no cracks or missing sections.
  • Close the door and pull the red cord to disconnect the opener. Lift the door to waist height. The door should be easy to lift. With the door at waist height, let go of the door. It should remain there or slowly drop to the floor.
  • Open the door all the way up and let go. It should remain open.

Operate the Opener:

This will require simple testing to see if the systems are working correctly.

To Do This:

  • Run the garage door open and close 2 or 3 times. There should be no loud squeaks or pops.
  • Test the safety eyes. This can be done by closing the door and place your foot in way of the safety eyes. The door should stop and reverse to open.
  • Close the door and as the door is closing, grab the bottom of the garage door and try to stop it until it reverses. it should give about 15 – 20 pounds of push before reversing.
  • This can be a good time to replace the batteries in your remote controls.

The great thing about these tests is that you can do them yourself! If the task seems a bit daunting we will send a professional to check for any problems. Call 770-720-7828 for more information to book an appointment or visit our web site at www.covenantgaragedoors.com

 

Garage Door Repair and Installation

Investing in top quality products for your home or business is important.  Repairing, replacing or installing a new garage door can be a big investment. It’s important to search for a company in garage door repair that can deliver top notch service at a great price. Make sure you do your research and find a leading company that has a reputation for excellent service.

Covenant Garage Doors specializes in garage door repair, garage door opener installationand garage door replacement. You won’t have to worry about faulty installations or repeat issues with your garage door because we are incredibly selective about who we hire to perform and provide service.Garage Door Repair and Installations

Service and repair is dealt with extra care so the job is completed correctly the first time around. This way we ensure the customer saves both time and money. Covenant Garage Doors also provides warranties on services rendered so there is a guarantee the job will be done right. We understand that a garage door has many moving parts. If any of those parts break down, there may also be problems with other parts of the machine. When the company’s employees show up to service a garage door, they come equipped with the parts needed for repair. They can service most major brands. One of the most important parts of the garage door are the garage door springs. Technicians will take a look at the springs and see if a garage door spring replacement is needed.

Customers looking to replace a garage door can choose from many styles to suit their budget and design needs.  A technician will provide a free estimate before ordering any doors. There are basic metal doors, metal insulated doors, metal insulated (triple layer construction), metal carriage doors and custom wood carriage doors.

No matter what type of garage door you desire, Covenant Garage Doors is here to help. You can call us at 770-720-7828 or fill out our online form on their website to schedule an appointment. Don’t settle for less than the best! Visit our main site at https://www.covenantgaragedoors.com today and experience the difference in quality and service at competitive prices.

Covenant Garage Doors, with more than 20 years in business and over 35 years of experience, is your garage door repair and garage door servicing specialists! We provide garage door repair in the greater Atlanta Metro area.

Why Use Us To Repair Your Garage Door?

Well, in a nutshell, experience. The first garage door that I ever worked on was in December 1977. It was a one piece metal swing door that we in the industry call a “Shin Buster” door. As of this writing that’s 34 years ago. The first 15 years I worked on garage doors part time, then in 1995, I started working on them full time. With 34 years of experience means that there is probably not a garage door repair issue that I haven’t seen before. Many a time I have replaced broken springs, reset doors, diagnosed garage door problems and installed new garage doors. Give me a call with the confidence that your garage door or garage door opener problem will be repaired and repaired correctly. 770-720-7828 or visit our web site at www.covenantgaragedoors.com.

Today Covenant Garage Doors announced the next change in their rotating advertising themes, “Educating the Public”

This is a process by instructing the consumer and making them aware of issues that occur within the garage door industry that will help them in their decision process.
“This is done on multiple levels where we have a contact with the consumer,” James Thomas, general manager of Covenant Garage Doors was recently quoted. He continued, “Our first contact with the consumer in almost all cases is the telephone when they first call our office, secondly is the contact when the technician is at their home. Most consumers are trained through experience or word of mouth to be cautious and aware that there are a lot of unscrupulous people running business out there and these businesses are aware of this attitude of the consumer and they have developed some pretty good skills in misleading the consumer.”
Consumers are given quickly an education of the functions of the garage door or opener, expectations of these operations, and long they should last. The garage door springs are a great example of this.
Garage door torsion springs, if engineered correctly to the door typically last about 10,000 cycles. A cycle is one open and closing of the garage door,” Thomas explained. “Under normal operation the homeowner should expect the springs to last anywhere from 7 to 10 years if they are engineered properly.”
Having this type of information is what the consumer needs to make better decisions in having their garage door repaired or replaced.
Covenant Garage Doors & Openers LLC is a Canton, Georgia based garage door company and services customers in north metro Atlanta area. They can be reached by calling 770-720-7828 or on the internet at https://www.covenantgaragedoors.com.

An independently owned and operated garage door repair, service and installation company serving most of Metro Atlanta. Covenant garage doors and openers repairs, services and installs most types of garage doors and garage door openers including the following brands : Linear, Liftmaster, Genie, Sears-Craftsman, Doorlink, Mid America, Wayne Dalton, Clopay, and others. We are accredited with the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about us, you can visit our web site http://www.covenantdoors.net, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at our office 770-720-7828. We would love to become your source for garage doors and garage door openers.