Garage doors require regular care and maintenance. Some can be performed by the home owner and other items should be done by professionals. Our standard service call will provide you with an experienced trained technician coming to your location. We will diagnose the situation, adjust and lubricate your door. If more work or replacement parts are needed, we will review all work with you to make sure there are no hidden surprises before any part is fixed or replaced.
We have trucks available 24/7 to handle residential and commercial emergencies with the most commonly needed garage door parts in our trucks. As a bonded and insured garage door contractor in Maryland and Virginia, we can handle installation and repairs on just about any make and model garage door or garage door opener you might have. Broken torsion springs are a major replacement issue. If your garage door has a broken spring, the door will not operate at all.
Our specialists are fully trained technicians that understand all aspects of garage door safety and will always ensure your door operates safely.
Diamond Garage Doors wants to make sure that you and your family know how to operate and maintain your garage door system safely at all times. Here is a list of things everyone in your household should know about garage door safety. It’s a good idea to review these from time to time with everyone in your household – Especially Children.
The garage door and garage door remote controls are not toys. They are dangerous if misused, and can cause serious injury or even death.
Adults should not allow children access to the remote controls or push button wall controls for garage door opener systems; these should be kept out of reach of children. The push button wall control for a garage door operating system should be mounted at least five feet off the floor, out of the reach of children.
Children should never be allowed to play with the garage door or its operating system. Children should never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is moving or open.
When opening or closing the garage door, always keep the door in view until the door is fully opened or fully closed. Make sure that no adults, children or animals try to enter or exit while the door is closing.
Never stand or walk under a moving garage door. Never try to enter or exit the garage by racing under a moving garage door. Adults should set a good example.
Make sure your opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be installed. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have advanced safety features to bring them in compliance.
Your garage door opener uses electricity, which can shock or kill if mishandled. Service should be performed by a trained service technician.
Keep your garage door operating safely with annual maintenance by a trained service technician.
If someone has run into the garage door (yes, it does happen – all of us are in a hurry at some point), it’s a good idea to have the door inspected or repaired by a trained professional. Even if the door doesn’t appear to be severely damaged, the operating system may have become misaligned and wear prematurely, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
Never attempt to repair a garage door’s torsion springs or cables. These are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. These are best repaired by a trained service technician.
WARNING: A garage door is the largest moving object in your home. It can cause injury or even death if damaged or misused. For your family's safety, a Visual Inspection at least every 4 weeks is required. Inspect your garage door torsion springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear and tear. If any of this machinery appears broken, damaged or worn down, contact us to service and inspect your garage door system immediately.
We also strongly encourage our customers to request a yearly safety check and routine garage door service and maintenance. An annual visit from a trained specialist can keep your door running efficiently and safely for a long time and save you money in the long run.