Garage doors are a very common item in many of our homes. I have two of them myself. The funny thing is, most of us, myself included, take these huge doors for granted. This wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that often the garage door, when open, is suspended over us or that brand new $25,000 automobile!
When garage doors break, it can be a pain. By keeping up with the maintenance for your garage door on a monthly basis, your door and automatic garage door opener will have a better chance of not breaking down. Always read your manual, ensure that parts are lubricated and balanced and be safe around your garage.
Garage door springs do most of the work of lifting your garage door. You, or your garage door opener give the springs the start they need to do the work. Garage door springs should never be adjusted by anyone other than a knowledgeable professional. Keep your door and springs in good working order.
Garage doors -- beautiful, quiet, secure and maintenance free. Some doors now look like natural wood and are stainable. Garage doors are weather tight and secure. Windows into the garage now allow natural light but obscure the view in. Garage door openers are high tech. Garage door installation should be left to the professionals.