There are things everyone who owns an automatic garage door should know when it comes to taking care of their system and avoiding mishaps. If you’d like to read some advice from our professionals, scroll down to continue reading.
Lubricate the roller wheels, not the tracks
The rule of thumb is to lubricate all the moving components and not the stationary ones. If you apply lubricant to the tracks, it may not adhere properly to the wheels. The trick is to cover the wheels well on all sides. You should avoid applying lubricant to the roller stem - a product with a thin nozzle will help you get great results without much effort.
Know how to reset your Liftmaster Opener
If your garage door briefly closes then automatically opens, or if it stops closing even before hitting the ground, a simple reset could fix the problem. Just turn the unit off for 10 seconds then turn it on again - then, press the down button until the door gets closed before hitting the set button. You should then repeat this process for the up button.
Choose the right horsepower for your opener
When you choose a new garage door opener, you must decide on the power of the motor. This will be determined by the requirements of the existing garage door, for example, how heavy it is and your expectations when it comes to speed. Typical horsepower ranges from ½ to 1 - if you've got a standard size and weight, 1/2 should be fine.