For most of us, we wouldn’t skip our annual doctor check-up or getting the oil changed in our car. That is because we know the value of maintenance and prevention, especially when it comes to saving time and money. But, did you know that your garage door can benefit from a tune-up, as well?
What is a Garage Door Tune-Up?
With a garage door tune-up, the technician is going to first inspect all of the components of the garage door. He or she will look for wear and tear to see if specific parts, like rollers, need to be replaced. The technician will also lubricate moving parts and tighten nuts or bolts that have come loose over time.
Because a garage door is a complex piece of equipment containing moving and electrical parts, it is vital that an experienced technician complete the tune-up. Additionally, the cable supporting your garage door is under great pressure and could cause extreme danger for an untrained individual.
How Often Should I Schedule a Tune-Up?
While you may not realize it, you get a lot of use out of your garage door. Most of us use it at least once, if not several times a day. In addition to use, your garage door is exposed to the elements of extreme temperatures and severe weather.
Because of this, your garage door should be checked every six months to a year to ensure that all of the components are working correctly. To remember to schedule their annual or bi-annual tune-up, some homeowners will schedule it with the change of seasons. Some choose to do it in the spring prior to the heat of summer, while others choose the fall before temperatures drop.
Benefits of a Garage Door Tune-Up
While a garage door tune-up may seem needless, it has several great benefits. Below are just a few of the great perks of having your garage door regularly serviced:
Just like you go to the doctor to prevent certain health issues, having your garage door regularly serviced can also prevent it from breaking or malfunctioning. When a technician comes to your home, they can replace parts that are too worn down and provide tightening or lubrication of moving components.
Additionally, with so many moving parts, there could be issues with your garage door that you yourself don’t notice. Therefore, a technician performing a tune-up can address those issues before they become larger, more costly ones. This not only saves time, but money as well.
Longevity and Safety
By keeping your garage door in top shape, you also ensure the safety and the longevity of your door. While making sure your garage door is safe, especially around your family, it is also nice knowing that you will not have to continually replace it. A garage door that is serviced regularly should last anywhere from 10 to 30 years.
Make Your Appointment Today!
Do you think your garage door could benefit from a tune-up? Then call our team of professionals at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair. It is never too late to start your routine service and to have your garage door working like new! Give us a call and we’ll come out to your home for an evaluation.