Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Three Tips For Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener

Have a garage door opener that is not working properly? You'll likely want to know the following tips to troubleshoot it on your own. 

Check The Status Of the Lock Button

Your garage door opener likely has a lock button located on the opener inside your garage, and it can be accidentally activated by you or someone else in your household. This is done by holding down the lock button for several seconds, which makes it so that you cannot open the garage door with any of your remotes. Try holding down the lock button to deactivate it and try using your remotes again. Hopefully, this is a simple fix to your problem of the remotes not opening. 

Check The Safety Sensor

Every modern garage door is going to have sensors at the bottom of the garage door as a safety mechanism. It works by shooting a beam of light across the garage door near the floor, and if that beam is broken, the garage door will not close. Unfortunately, these sensors can be bumped accidentally by kids going in and out of the garage with bikes, or they can be blocked by something like a tool being in the path of the electronic eye. You can even have a really dirty electronic eye that doesn't allow the laser to shine through. Inspect the safety sensor to make sure it's working properly, and if you find a problem your door will start to close again. 

Check The Remote Batteries

It is always worth checking the batteries in the garage door remote since they do not last forever. If you've noticed that the opener has stopped working or works intermittently, there is likely an issue with the battery. Try testing the battery to see if there is a charge left in it, or replace it with a fresh battery to know that it is getting enough power. 

One thing to keep in mind is that changing the battery may cause the remote to become out of sync with the garage door opener. You may have to reprogram the remote by pressing the learn button located on the opener. Make sure you follow the instructions on how to use the learn button since every garage door opener is different. 

Still can't find the solution to your problem? Your garage door opener may be broken and in need of repair. Reach out to a garage door opener repair professional for their assistance.