There are just a couple of steps you do yourself to see if the garage door is balanced.
First you need to disconnect the garage door opener. Do this with the door in the down position. If the door is not balanced properly and you dis-engage the opener while it is open, the door may slam to the ground causing serious injury.
Next, slowly open the door by hand stopping about every 18″. The garage door should not slam down, or run up on its own. A little drifting is okay, but if it is well balanced, the garage door should run smoothly through the entire cycle.
if you notice issues, it’s time to get the door looked at – it might need some repair work.
If you need repair work done on your garage door and live in the Cincinnati area, give us a call at (513) 821-5095.