Residential Garage Door Maintenance
Garage door maintenance is important to maintaining the life span of your garage door. Preventive care and tasks will help you avoid costly repairs or replacements in future years, so it’s best if they are done on a regular basis with as minimal interference as possible! Here are a few maintenance tips:
Inspection – When it comes to maintaining your garage door, there are some simple tips that will help you keep it running smoothly. First and foremost; make an inspection. Watch how fast or slow each part moves when in use. Does anything seem out-of-balance? Not only a visual assessment is important, an audible one is as well. If you hear any strange noises or grinding sounds, your garage door probably needs to be repaired or replaced.
Replace the Garage Door’s Weatherstripping – Garage door weatherstripping is an important part of protecting your home from extreme conditions such as rain, snow, and heat. If it shows any signs that may indicate poor durability or cracks, then you should immediately replace those pieces with new ones!
Inspect the Garage Door Tracks – Visually inspect the garage door tracks every few months to make sure there is no dirt or debris building on them. If you notice any sign that something might have accumulated along with an alignment problem, have a professional come take care of it for optimal performance!
Check or Replace Garage Door Rollers – It’s important to check your garage door rollers. They tend to last about seven years, but you should check them every six months for wear or cracks. If there’s any damage on the roller(s) that will affect its ability performance, then replace it as soon as possible because it can cause accidents.
Examine Garage Door Cables – When examining garage door cables, you should look for signs of wear or other damage. However, it is important not to try to fix these yourself as they can be extremely dangerous and cause injury if done incorrectly Call the professionals at Main Street Garage Doors, and we will let you know what steps need to be taken.
Tighten and Inspect Hardware – It’s important to regularly inspect and tighten the hardware on your garage door. Over time, daily use can lead some parts like roller brackets or bolts to become loose which may cause future breakage.
Lubricate Essential Moving Parts – When it comes to keeping your garage door operating smoothly and efficiently, there is one place you should start: the opener. A small amount (about ten minutes per year) will make all aspects operate more effectively by greasing key moving parts like chains or screws; spray lubricants can also be used on overhead springs if needed.
Check Overall Appearance of Your Garage Door -When you are checking the overall appearance of your garage door, it is important to pay attention not only to its surface but also to any sign that may indicate water damage. Check for warping or chipped paint on wooden doors; rust spots which could lead to more serious problems with peeling and fading colors over time if left unchecked. Metal garage doors can develop rust spots that need to be smoothed and repainted. Use an all-purpose cleaner when washing your door. A good reminder is to time this cleaning at the same time you wash your car.
Your garage door is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. It’s essential that you take care of it, as any problems can cause major issues with security and aesthetics. Call us for an inspection or tune-up service today!
Contact the experienced and highly trained garage door technicians at Main Street Garage Doors & Openers if you ever need help with garage door repairs, replacement or installation. We offer 24-hour garage door emergency services. We even provide commercial garage door services. Check out our garage door annual maintenance plans