Brand new overhead doors lift & lower effortlessly, even when not attached to the automatic opener. They’re capable of doing so as they’re in perfect balance. A properly balanced garage door isn’t just easy to open & close; it also puts negligible strain on your door, its openers, and other moving components.
How to know if your overhead door is out of balance:
There’re many sure-short indications when your garage door isn’t balanced correctly. It may appear bent or slanted when closing or opening. You may also come across loud noise and creaking sound when you open or close your garage door. Your door must open & close lightly and easily, even when detached from the opener, and it must remain open without crashing or falling. If your door is heavy or it bangs to the ground without staying open, there may be a balance issue.
What’s the risk of an imbalanced garage door?
The main risk of an imbalanced overhead door is the tension it puts on the door & its other hardware. The pressure can make components to breakdown or malfunction, and it can even prompt a premature door replacement. Sadly, you have to pay heavily if you leave your garage door imbalanced for a long time.
There are also safety concerns. When your overhead door is not balanced correctly, it’s also out of control. An imbalanced garage door can crash at high speed on your vehicle, or worse, on a family member.
How to balance your garage door?
When you find out that your garage door is imbalanced, it is wise to call a professional garage door company in Vancouver for immediate help. It could be risky to try to balance an overhead door on your own. The garage door professionals at GVA Garage Doors are well-equipped to return your garage door to its balancing condition & high function.
Whenever you feel that your garage door safety is at risk due to balance or any other problem, feel free to call us on (604) 398 4009. We can quickly assess the problem in your garage door and offer you on-site solutions.