Keeping up with your garage door is more important than most people think. Scheduling regular maintenance on your door will do more than fix broken parts. In fact, taking great care of your door will save you money and time. Here are some common areas to focus on when doing maintenance on your door.
Inspecting The Major Areas
It’s not always clear when you have a broken part on your door. Sometimes your door will open and close with a broken part. That is why it’s important to inspect every area so you can find these problems. If you don’t take care of repairs right away, it’ll cause further damage to your door.
Opener and Remote
If you own a residential garage door, you probably have a chain drive or a belt drive opener type. Regardless of the type, take a minute to make sure it’s working correctly. Watch the chain or belt as the door opens and closes. If you notice any rust or broken parts, call your local experts right away for repairs.
This is also a good time to replace the batteries in your remote. If you haven’t changed them in a while, go ahead and do that. This way you won’t have a remote issue later on.
Your door goes up and down along tracks. There are times when dirt sticks in the tracks and keeps the door from moving. Look at the grooves in the tracks and clear out any dirt or debris. Then, take a good quality lubricant and apply it to the tracks. This will help keep the tracks from rusting. If you do notice rust on the tracks, it’s best to replace them right away.
The most common roller types are steel and nylon. No matter what type you have, they need to work smoothly. If you have steel rollers, make sure they are free from rust. You can also apply lubricant to these rollers.
For nylon rollers, check for cracks or tears. You can easily replace your rollers by removing the roller brackets. Make sure you check your rollers at least twice a year.
Weather damage and accident can happen at any time. These factors can cause problems with panels on your door. Carefully inspect the panels for dents or other damage. Depending on the door, you can replace damaged panels. Otherwise, your local professionals can install a new door for you.
How Often Should I Perform Maintenance On My Door?
It’s a good idea to do quick checks every month on your door. You should schedule professional maintenance on your door at least once a year. This is how the experts will find possible repairs and fix them right away. Keeping up with maintenance will save you money from unnecessary repairs.
Keeping up with lubrication on mechanical parts is also important. The lubrication keeps the parts working well and prevents rust.
If you want to save time and money, schedule time for regular garage door maintenance. Your local experts can also give you tips on taking care of your door. Call us now so we can come out and help you.