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Review our tips for assuring your safety when operating electronic garage door openers. Always call Accent if you have concerns about your garage door springs, cables or rollers.





Door problems related to low construction grade


Garage Door Grades

Garage doors are manufactured in various weights or grades. A 'construction grade' door (26G) does not hold up as well as a 'professional grade' door (24G) and with normal use will soon need repair or replacement.


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Garage Door Safety Is Everyone’s Business ~ Call Accent if you have questions or need help.

A few simple precautions can protect your family and friends from potential harm.  Please take a few minutes to read the following safety and maintenances tips.  Refer to your garage manual for details specific to the model you own.  Then check the operation of you garage door and automatic opener.

Teach Your Children About Garage Door And Opener Safety

Garage door openers are not toys.  Careless operation and allowing children to play with or use garage door opener controls can lead to tragic results. Discuss garage door safety with your children.  Explain the danger of being trapped under the door.

When using the push-button or transmitter, keep the door in sight until it completely stops moving.  Teach children never to play under of near an open garage door.

Routine Maintenance Can Prevent Tragedies

Take a few minutes to inspect and test your complete garage door system.  Make monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine.  Safety is everyone’s business.  Make garage door opener safety automatic in your home.

Consult owner’s manuals for additional recommended maintenance for your models of door and opener.

Reversal Test

Make sure your opener has a reversing feature.  If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced.  Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have advanced safety features which comply with the latest U.L. 325 standards.  Contact your manufacturer or installer for additional information.

Test the reversing feature every month.

First, test the balance of the door (see 'Door Balance' below).  If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.

With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2” thick piece of wood (a 2”x4” laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.

Push the transmitter or wall button to close the door.  The door must reverse when it strikes the wood.  (Note that the bottom part of “one piece doors” must be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.)

If the door does not reverse, have it repaired or replaced.  Accent Garage Doors can adjust, repair or replace the opener or door. 713-898-4228 or 832-372-1722

Visual Inspection

Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear.  If you suspect problems, have a qualified person make repairs.

Warning – Springs are under high tension.  Only qualified persons should adjust them. Call your Accent representative today!

Garage door springs, cables, brackets and other hardware attached to the springs, are under high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury.  Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions should adjust them.  The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional.  Do not attempt to repair or adjust torsion springs yourself.


Regularly lubricate the moving parts of the door.  However, do not lubricate plastic parts such as plastic rollers and plastic idler bearings.  Consul the door owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Door Balance

Periodically test the balance of your door.

Start with the door closed.

If you have a garage door opener, use the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand when doing this test.

You should be able to lift the door smoothly and with little resistance.  It should stay open around three to four feet above the floor. If it does not, it is out of adjustment.  Have it adjusted by a qualified service person.

"I was pleasantly surprised by the quick response and professional manner in which my garage door was repaired. I had no idea that someone would be at my home within the hour to repair the door and do a thorough job in checking all the components and making sure the overall operation of the door would be operating at optimum level when the company left my residence. I even inquired about establishing a yearly maintenance contract. The cost of the repair was very reasonable. Will definitely refer to others." ~ LaVerne S., Pearland, TX.


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