Your garage door is a very important part of your new garage, after all, it's there to keep your vehicle safe & sound. It is also one of the neediest parts as it's on the move as often as you are! It is crucial to maintain your garage door and its surroundings on a regular basis to avoid costly repairs to both your garage door and the garage door opener parts. To ensure your garage door opens and closes smoothly each time we strongly recommend taking the following measures on a regular basis \tOptical sensors: Ensure your sensors are always clean of dust, oils and other obstructions preventing them from clearly seeing each other. If the LED light on one of the sensors is not solid green and solid amber on the other one, chances are something is obstructing their signal which will result in a garage door malfunction \tManual release handle: This is typically a rope with a handle that hangs down from the track system which, when pulled, disengages the opener and allows the door to be operated manually. If the automatic opener isn't working, try the manual release. Pull the release cord horizontally to re-engage the trolley, allowing the door to connect back to the opener system \tSpring, Tracks and Cables: Pay close attention to those moving parts. if you notice any unusual squicking noise we recommend lubricating them with a garage door lubricant or a Lithium WD-40 at a bare minimum. If you notice a banging noise, avoid using the garage door and call us for service. \tWeatherstrip (rubber piece under garage door): The weather strip needs some care, especially during the winter months. The surface on which the rubber weather strip is landing has to be clear of stones, ice and water. The most common issue with the weather strip is when it's stuck to ice causing it to rip. Ice can cause other issues too such as breaking your garage door mounts to a door. \tGarage Door opener: The garage door opener on itself will not require regular maintenance. However the environment it's in might. As mentioned in the previous section ice or any sticky surface such as fresh paint or epoxy and pulling the garage door against it, may cause some serious damage to your garage door components.