Garage Door Came Slamming Down
When I installed a modern garage door a few years back, I felt that I was safe. Nothing could go wrong. There were the electric ones for when I needed convenience and they had even included a safety feature. I remember that the technician from garage door repair Houston specifically told me to ensure that there was regular maintenance. Unfortunately I merely heard his words and did not really listen to what he was saying. Therefore this excellent door served me for nearly three years without a pip. I never bothered to do any maintenance since I figured that this would be merely a waste of my hard-earned cash. If the door wasn’t broke then I saw no benefit in fixing it. Things were just fine until I was rudely reminded of my responsibilities as a home owner.
The garage door cables break
I was just preparing to go to work and pressed the remote as normal. Unfortunately I heard a terrible noise that immediately alerted me to the fact that there was something seriously wrong. It was first a grind sound followed by a huge thud. The door frames were hanging loosely and only missed my car by a few inches. Shaken, I got out and switched off the electric controls. Because the first installation had been so good, I had not even bothered to see what the entire garage door looked like. When I peeped down, a wooden bar came tumbling down. This was a second miss in just a matter of minutes. To me it seems that the only sensible solution was to call the contractor back. They were rather surprised that I had not contacted them before for the maintenance as agreed despite their occasional reminders.
Anyway I told them about what happened. They sent someone out to have a look. After a careful examination, the technician told me that the cables had broken and the frame had gotten off the tracks. That dislodged one of the wooden fascias and was the reason for the loud thud. He replaced the cables and got the garage door working again. The technician also advised me to pay attention to the maintenance at least once a month. He gave me his number and I will be calling the contractor to do the maintenance from now one. After that experience I have learned that a garage door has its limits and is never immune to the effects of wear and tear. I also learned that I had a great contractor who knows how to save the day.