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Know how it works
Garage doors seem very easy to use, especially the ones with automatic door openers. However, many homeowners seem to lack the basic understanding of how their garage doors work. Mishandling or misuse of garage doors can lead to damage and even breakage. Understanding the mechanical and electrical systems, whether it is automatic or manual, is a big advantage.
Make sure all parts are clean
Allowing dirt to accumulate on your garage door can be bad for its structure. Dirt, for example, can cause microscopic damage that would worsen over time, our experts say. Furthermore, if rust builds up and it goes unnoticed, it may start eating through the metal even under the paint. Avoid this problem by making sure all parts are always clean.