Just about everybody with a garage has an automatic garage door opening system. That is certainly so here in Thousand Oaks. Although we tend to take for granted that our garage door is always going to open when we push the button on our remote, the doors do have their mechanical challenges from time to time.
It is a good idea to have your door checked out by a good garage door service Thousand Oaks has to offer from time to time. Once a year is a good time frame to use as a benchmark. Have the motor and the rails checked to be sure that they are in proper working condition, and also have the fastenings looked at that hold the parts of the door itself together.
You have probably noticed that as the door goes up and down, it will bend as the door begins to go back and recede along the roof of the garage. Those door parts are held together by bolts, and the nuts can work their way loose over time. This can cause the door to start to move more irregularly and in time the door could buckle, causing all sorts of problems.
You should also have someone check the spring on the door. The spring is located along the back of the door track, up near the top, running parallel to the front of the garage.
The spring provide tension so the door works better going up and down so the motor does not have all the load. If the spring is getting weaker, the door will not work as well, and it might spring the spring.
Any good garage door service Thousand Oaks has to offer should be able to quickly go over your garage door setup and pronounce you healthy, or make suggestions in regard to maintenance.