Routine Maintenance That Makes Your Garage Door Last Longer

Routine Maintenance That Makes Your Garage Door Last Longer

 Your garage door guards your automobiles and other storage materials. It is also the first thing someone notices when they see your house. Keeping the garage door in pristine condition is a tedious task. Often the playing activities of your children would result in denting or scratching of your garage door. Minor scratches and dents are feasible. However, large dents and scratches are difficult and costly to repair. However, you must always try to repair your garage door and only buy a new replacement in adverse cases. Here is a guide to help you keep your garage door in pristine condition with regular maintenance.

Observe its movements

Your garage door is big and it must move smoothly. While operating the door, try to observe the door carefully. Try to see that the movement of the door is not rigid. Make sure that the panels of the door move in a correct manner. If you notice something out of color, make sure you call us so we can send a technician to inspect the problem.

Lubricate the moving parts

The moving parts of the garage door require proper lubrication. If the amount of friction between components is high, it will create a bit of screeching sound. So make sure that the moving parts of the garage door are well maintained. If you observe that a little bit of oiling is required, then oil the parts yourself.

Check the electric wires

Garage doors that require electricity to work must be regularly checked for any faulty wiring. As the garage door protects the insides from rain, it might happen that some electric wires come in contact with rain water. If this happens, then you might get an electric shock. So make sure that the electric wiring system is properly earthed and there is no leakage of current.

Look for extra noises

As discussed above, if there is a fault with your garage door, it will make a screeching noise. While operating the garage door, check if there are unwanted noises coming during the door’s operation. If there a few noises, call the service man immediately and get the broken part fix. Failing to repair the door on time will result in door getting damaged beyond repair.

Clean the edges

Make sure that the door doesn’t hit any obstacles during its closing and opening. Such cases often result in the door getting scratched or dented. Also, keep the side tracks of the garage door clean. No debris should be lying around the area.

Keep in mind the weather

Weather often plays an important part in the maintenance of your garage door. During cold winters, more lubrication is required. Also, during rains, operate the door carefully as there are chances of getting electrocuted.

Painting the door

Painting the garage door will increase its lifespan. Paint would protect the door from dust and rust. Also, it would make the door look good.

While all the above suggestions are the perfect way of keeping your garage door up and functioning on for long, there is a possibility that not everyone can devote time for doing the task. Therefore, when you find yourself in a dilemma of who will cater to all the problems related to your garage door, then look further. We are a one stop solution for all your service problems. With years of experience and a highly skilled team, we are always available. Call us today to set a no cost onsite estimate and our team member will be at your doorstep as scheduled!