San Diego CA Garage Door Opener Repair
Of critical importance to any garage door installation is the garage door opener. A well-designed and well-maintained automatic opener offers you lots of convenience and peace of mind. Modern garage doors can be very heavy, plus, their driving mechanisms generate a lot of force. Any attempt to operate them manually when the door opener fails can expose you to danger. Reports of people crushed to death or very severely injured by a garage door are, unfortunately, common enough.
Some of the time these incidences could have been avoided through proper garage door opener maintenance and by installing doors that measured up to the application they ended up being used for. Safety standards specify the installation of heavy-duty openers if the garage door will be used 8 or more times (or cycles) per day, standard-duty openers for between 5 and 8 times and light-duty openers only for those garage doors used less than 5 times per day on average. Usage beyond these design specs will lead to early breakdowns or unsafe operation even with proper maintenance.