Even when you have a new garage door installation, you can run into problems with how the door functions. A small pebble in the track can make it nearly impossible to open and close your door correctly. If someone bumps against a photo eye and knocks it aside, you won't be able to shut your door all the way. The remote batteries can wear out fast, or your opener can get unplugged accidentally. While you shouldn't expect your opener to have problems for a good ten years and your tension springs to be in good shape when your door is new, you can experience trouble in a number of ways.
Learning to Use the Remote Opener
If you invest in a garage door system that uses up-to-date technology, you might be able to use your smartphone to open and close your garage door remotely. While it's relatively easy, you'll need to learn how to download any app that you need and learn how to use it. You should be able to lock your garage door remotely, but you have to know how the app works.
The Tension Springs Need to Be Adjusted
Your tension springs might not be at the right tension. If this occurs, your door might open slowly and your opener struggle to open the door. You can't adjust your tension springs on your own, as this is a dangerous thing to do. Tension springs are tightly coiled, and they can snap if they are adjusted too tight. Let your garage door repair specialist adjust the tension springs for you, and avoid a potentially serious injury.
Your System Makes Noise
A newly installed garage door system shouldn't be loud when it opens and closes. You might need some simple lubrication on your garage door wheels, or there could be an issue with the alignment of the tracks. Try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from when it opens and closes to figure out what the issue is. If your system is loud, have your garage door checked out to see if a mistake was made in the installation. You could have something that is defective that wasn't obvious during the installation.
When you get a new garage door installed on your home, you give your home an instant update. Learn how to use any new technology, and watch for problems in a newly installed system that can occur.