A garage door is an investment that you make into the functionality, security, and beauty of your home. Be sure to protect the investment you made by keeping up with proper maintenance. By doing these things on a regular basis you can ensure the smooth operation and longevity of your garage door.
1. Clean and lubricate the moving parts: Use a silicone-based lubricant to lubricate the hinges, rollers, and springs of the garage door. Wipe away any excess lubricant to prevent dirt and debris from sticking to the parts.
2. Check the balance of the door: If the door is not properly balanced, it may be difficult to open and close, and it may cause unnecessary wear and tear on the opener. To check the balance, disconnect the opener and manually lift the door halfway. If it stays in place, the door is balanced. If it falls to one side, it may need to be adjusted.
3. Inspect the hardware: Look for any visible signs of wear or damage on the hinges, rollers, and springs. If any of these parts are worn or damaged, they should be replaced to prevent further damage to the door.
4. Test the safety features: Most garage doors are equipped with safety sensors that are designed to prevent the door from closing if there is an object in the way. Test these sensors to ensure they are working properly. By performing these maintenance tasks on a regular basis, you can help ensure that your garage door is operating smoothly and safely. Contact us today and we can have your garage door working like new!
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