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Imagine that you’re in a rush to get to work and your your garage door won’t open. Or imagine what it would be like if you were home for the night and ready to close the garage door and it was stuck and unable to close. Needing an emergency garage door repair is stressful, regardless of the exact details of the situation. We’ve been in this industry for a while and know a thing or two about how to take good care of your garage doors.

3 Simple Tips for Avoiding Emergency Garage Door Repair

We’ve included three simple tips for avoiding emergency garage door repair below:  

  1. Be mindful of how your garage door is working and be particularly cognizant of strange sounds, stickiness as it is moving up or down, or any other changes to it working smoothly.
  2. Call a professional as soon as you notice any negative warning signs. Even if it just seems like something small, having it evaluated and tuned up is better than risking having to replace the garage door.
  3. Have your contractor perform preventative maintenance, meaning that they come and evaluate the performance of your garage door opener and all the working parts to ensure that it is in good condition. Then follow their advice on what may need to be fixed or replaced. It’s better to get small parts fixed than to pay a lot more for serious damage.

By providing adequate care for your garage doors, you’ll be able to avoid most emergency garage door repairs. In most cases, we should be able to find anything that could be problematic and fix it before you experience a frustrating and stressful emergency.