A garage door properly adjusted and maintained is quiet and efficient.
The problems start with a little noise. The track may be knocked out of alignment. A cable starts to fray. Moisture attacking the rollers or hinges. Usage and time changes the torsion springs. The garage door opener needs adjustment. The door needs the right lubrication......etc.
Garage doors, when working properly, appear to be light and can be raised with little effort. This can be a dangerous illusion. In fact, the door does weigh several hundred pounds and can inflict serious injury if you're not careful in it's upkeep and maintenance.
Most people never stop to think about how many times per year, that the garage door goes up and down, and the truth is, the springs that do the majority of the lifting and will eventuallly fail .
You might hear a loud crack or pinging sound when a spring breaks. Or, you might just notice that your double door goes up very slowly. Or not at all. Changing torsion springs is beyond the capacity of most do-it-yourself handyman and not worth the risk of injury. Torsion springs are high tension springs that need to be removed and replaced under tremendous compression. Better to hire a garage door pro.
and track adjustment aren't difficult but again having a pro come in
and inspect the whole system makes good sense. During the inspection
any routine maintenance like adjustment and lubrication can be done
at that time. call us at 416 929-6761 to have a repair done right.