After a while, because of its consistency and reliability, whether you like to admit it or not, your garage door becomes a trusted part of your family. It becomes that faithful, trusted friend that you rely on and you depend on. It takes a lot of punishment from the elements and from children and even grown-up children who treat it like it’s a toy. It’s also at the mercy of the rest of the garage system; if another part of the system goes down, the whole door can stop working. We want the door to last forever, but just like anything else, things wear down and the door doesn’t work the way it used to… and when it goes down, you usually have a few choice words for it, don’t you?
Have you ever imagined what your garage door could to say to you if it had the chance? Here are a few ideas (and more than a few hints):
- “When was the last time you lubricated my springs so that I didn’t make such a terrible noise?”
- “Do you see that thing blocking my sensors? You need to get it out of my way pronto!”
- “What is that kid doing racing underneath me when I’m closing? Where are his parents?”
- “If you really value your fingers, you won’t put them between the gaps in the panels. If you want to lose a finger, be my guest!”
- “These rollers are getting pretty worn down. When are you going to fix them?
- ” Don’t give me that garbage about a dented panel giving me little character.”
- “I’m not really feeling this faded color on my panel.”
- “That kid bouncing that ball against me is really starting to get on my nerves. Seriously!”
- “Don’t blame me… it’s the opener’s fault!”
- “I need balance in my life and you need to look at the tracks to make that happen.”
- “The red handle! Pull the red handle!
- “The noise from that chain drive is really starting to get on my nerves. When are you going to do something about it.”
- “I don’t want to hurt anyone or anything. Please don’t ignore me and expect that nothing bad will ever happen..”
The whole concept of talking garage door seems pretty ludicrous, doesn’t it? Don’t wait for your garage door to send a strong message that it isn’t working and needs your help. Bring in a garage door technician to help you today.