Are you worried that your garage door may need a replacement? Is your garage door motor acting up? If you need to replace panels, sections or a broken spring, We have you covered!
At Midstate Overhead Doors, Inc., we respond to your residential garage door repair and new installation needs 24x7. With us, be assured that your vehicles are protected while having an easy access to your garage.
Emergencies can happen any time and an inoperable garage door can cause major problems if it interrupts your schedule or keeps you from your responsibilities. That's why we offer 24-hour emergency service and have someone on duty every hour of the day.
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Ensure you are getting the most out of your residential, commercial, or industrial overhead door and remote control opener by reading some of our helpful maintenance tips below. Call Midstate Overhead Doors today.
First, test the balance of the door. If the door is perfectly balanced, then place a 1-1/2" thick piece of wood on the floor in the center of the door while it is open. Then, push the transmitter or wall button to close the door. The door should reverse when it strikes the wood. If it does not, it needs to be repaired or replaced.
If a reversing feature is not present, your door should be replaced, as all garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have this feature.
Test the force setting of your garage door opener by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If the door does not reverse readily, the force may be excessive and need adjusting. See your owner's manual for details on how to make the adjustment.
Many openers can be equipped with additional safety devices. Consider adding a photo eye or edge sensor as an extra safety measure to protect against entrapment. Keep in mind that adding more devices won't make an old opener meet current U.L. standards.
Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear. If you suspect problems, have a qualified person make repairs.
Garage door springs, cables, brackets, and other hardware attached to the springs are under very high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person carefully following the manufacturer's instructions should adjust them. The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust the torsion springs yourself.
A restraining cable or other device should be installed on the extension spring (the spring along the side of the door) to help contain the spring if it breaks.
Never remove, adjust, or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.
Regularly lubricate the moving parts of the door. However, do not lubricate plastic parts such as plastic rollers and plastic idler bearings. Consult the door owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendation.
To test the balance of your door, start with the door closed. Then, use the release mechanism so you can open the door by hand. If the door is balanced, you should be able to open it smoothly, with little resistance, and it should stay open about four or five feet about the floor. If not, it is out of adjustment.
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You will receive a comprehensive one-year WARRANTY on all labor done by our experienced, knowledgeable professionals. You will also have access to a product and equipment WARRANTY, the length of which is subject to the manufacturer's WARRANTY.