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Most Haverford garage door repair is best left to a professional, but a homeowner should undertake some routine maintenance to make sure the door is properly functioning.

Door Checks Haverford Homeowners Can Do

You assume that when you press the “open” button, the door will go up; while it will go down if you hit “close.” If the door works randomly when you push the button, you risk having the door fall on you, your car, or a child or pet. Fortunately, since the early 1990’s, openers have a built in reversing mechanism so that the Haverford garage door will reverse its direction if something is in the way. You should have a malfunctioning door checked at once to make sure that the door reverses properly upon command.

Use Common Sense

Balance test: Before this test, deactivate your automatic opener by pulling on the cord or pull rope in your Haverford garage. When the door is in manual mode, you should be able to lift it with two fingers. If not, your springs and cables may need adjustment.

Visual check:Take a look at the rails, chain/belt, springs, and mounting brackets to make sure that everything appears to be lined up.

Lubrication: A couple times a year, lubricate all metal parts with a silicone-based spray or motor oil (not WD-40) to keep the Haverford garage door operating smoothly.

Reversal test: Your doors should have a photocell system and a reversal system to assure that the door will stop and reverse if something is in its path. Place a piece of wood on the Haverford garage floor to test to see if the door reverses when it approaches the wood. Also, wave a broomstick in front of the photoeye to make sure the door reverses.

If Your Door Fails A Test

If your door does not pass all of the tests above, it’s advisable to call for professional garage door repair. Haverford, PA residents can be assured that Girard’s Haverford Garage Door Services will immediately dispatch an experienced service technician to fix a malfunctioning Haverford garage door, or just to perform a 25 point safety inspection and preventative maintenance. Call contact Girard’s at (610) 446-0891 to learn more about our services or schedule a repair.


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    Enrique Ferreira
    Enrique Ferreira

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 4 weeks ago

    Extremely pleased with the prompt and courteous service from the moment I called to the end of the service call The technician, Mike D. was outstanding. Got to tell you that my garage door is now working better than when it was new (it's 27 years-old). Good job. Glad I found you and will definitely call you guys again should I need service.

    Marlene Bezark
    Marlene Bezark

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    We had an emergency late Sat.afternoon when the cable on our garage
    door snapped. Girard's Garage Door's 'boss" rearranged his full schedule
    to accommodate us within two hours.Vince, the repair expert, installed new cables and springs in a very professional and timely manner.
    Kudos to Girard's Garage Door Services. We are very grateful for their caring about a distressed customer.

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