I hate our garage door. I really do. I mean, I’m glad it’s there to protect all the empty boxes, trash cans, and half empty paint cans. I like that we can pull one car in the “two car garage” on a rainy day.
But dang the door on that thing is a pain!
To be more specific, it’s the electronics of it, not the door itself.
- The light has a mind of it’s own. If you lock the door with the opener, the light sometimes comes on. It was on for over a month while we were gone this summer.
- Only one opener works. So we keep the bad one (yes it has a fresh battery) in the truck that we keep in the driveway.
- But the biggest pain is about this time of year the door won’t shut well in the afternoons. I think the sunlight is too bright on the sensors and it continually trips it causing the door to go back up.
I just spent 5 minutes trying to get it down (electronically). I can do it manually, but then we can’t use the door again until it’s reengaged.
Some of you know that I used to work for a garage door company so before you go off on the irony of it all, just remember I dealt with the doors, springs, and tracks they ran on. All the electronic stuff came in a box. That was as far as I got with them.
Rackin frackin garage door.