Opening Garage Doors during Power Outages

Automatic garage doors provide a high level of convenience; so much so, that anybody with one will likely never ever want to return to what seems like the Jurassic era technology of manual garage doors. However, power outages can render automatic garage doors inoperable, and you stuck outside in your car. OR, on the other hand, it can result in a car being trapped inside a garage. Here’s a guide by the experts at Garage Door Repair Chicago on how to open your garage door even during a power outage.

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Advanced Warning Signs of Broken Garage Door

Garage doors might seem like very simple and straightforward pieces of equipment, but they are rather very technically complex, and contain a range of intricate moving parts that have to be handled with an expert’s touch. Unbalanced garage doors can become highly dangerous especially if they are allowed to remain for a while without any repairs. Here’s how to tell if your garage door is unbalanced, and requires expert repair service.

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Garage Door Longevity and Maintenance

Maintaining Garage Doors

Some aspects of garage door maintenance can be performed at home – but you have to maintain a level of control and professionalism while conducting them – and if for any reason you feel less than competent, we strongly recommend hiring a professional. Of course, it’s a given that while these tests are being conducted, that nobody should open or close the garage door. As a general rule, garage door rollers, tracks, and hinges should be treated with a conservative amount of spray lubricant twice a year.

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