Back in 2013, Michael Jones of The Herald Times recounted a story about how he and his son tried to install a new garage door for their home, only to encounter many problems along the way. At one point, their door ended up being half an inch higher on one side. Jones almost called it quits, but his son simply loosened one of the hinges to put the door in its natural position. Jones admitted that the biggest reason why they had an especially difficult time installing their door was that they weren’t able to properly comprehend the instruction manual.
Although things worked out in the end, the Joneses spent more than a day just to fix a relatively simple garage door problem. For New York entrepreneurs and commercial establishment managers, this situation summarizes the importance of working with a reputable commercial garage door contractor from Buffalo, like Crawford Door of WNY. After all, not everyone has an intimate understanding on how garage door mechanisms work and attempting to figure them out could result in a lot of wasted time, injuries, or worse. It’s simply better to rely on professionals who already know these things by heart.
Take for instance, a garage door that fails to open properly. Building managers should know that this problem can be a lot more complicated than it looks. A thorough examination of the door is needed before a solution can be recommended.
If the garage door shimmies from side to side as it opens, the problem is likely caused by an obstruction or debris lodged in the tracks. However, a door that doesn’t open at all might have insufficient lubrication, or has been subjected to snow and extreme temperatures for a long time. It’s also possible that the door fails to open simply because its cables and springs are uneven, indicating a problem that was overlooked during the installation process.
If the door’s problems are traced back to an issue with the sensor, switch and or battery, then hiring a Buffalo garage door installation expert is even more important, as the door can only be fixed by manipulating its circuitry and may even need a major component replacement.
Situations like these highlight the value of a garage door expert’s skills.
(Source: Keep it Simple: Garage door bonding, The Herald Times, November 14, 2013)