Get tips about ways to choose garage doors, freshen them up and maintain them. Is the door frozen? Learn what to do! Also check out what to do when there are problems with the electric opener and how to deal with rust.
Release a frozen garage door by applying heat
You should never use sharp tools to break the ice which keeps the door stuck to the floor as this may cause damage. You should use a heat gun, hair dryer or a portable ventilation heater to melt the ice. Make sure that the opener is off.
Check the electrical components when an opener is malfunctioning
Your first task is to check the connection with the power source. Make sure that the cable connecting the opener to it is appropriately plugged. Ensure that the switch works properly. Check the wiring for damage. If everything seems fine, inspect the circuit board as well.
Deal with rust timely and effectively
Our experts in Oceanside recommend the use of steel wool dipped in vinegar for removing rust effectively. Then you need to sand off the affected area and apply an appropriate primer on top. Finally, the part has to be covered with rust resistant paint, if appropriate.