It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions start to fade into the background and old habits set back in. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orange, CA wants to challenge you with a set of garage door goals for 2018 to extend the life of your door. Read through this list and decide to commit to a better care of your garage door this year.
Keep Your Family Safe In The Garage
Modern garage doors have multiple safety features designed to prevent injury and damage. These systems are only as effective as the hardware that drives them. This means you have to make sure that each of these components is working well:
- Safety eye sensors
- Mechanical reversal function
- Battery backup of automatic opener
- Emergency release cord
Keep Your Home Safe
Some people don’t really think about their garage door as a possible point of entry for intruders and thieves. Left unguarded – or worse, open – it can become an easy target for someone trying to break in. They can gain access to any of your possessions in your garage, and they also can work on breaking into your interior door without being seen from the street.
Make sure that you establish a habit with all the members of your family to always keep your garage door closed when it’s not occupied. Hide your remote in a glove box instead of hanging from your visor. If you have a lock on your garage door, use it.
Perform Regular Inspections
One of the easiest pieces of preventative work you can do is regular inspection of your garage door system. Check any moving parts to be sure they are well lubricated and moving properly. Check all hardware for cracks, breaks, or even loose or missing parts.
As you’re checking, go ahead and tighten any bolts or screws you come across. We recommend you perform this inspection every six months. To help you meet this garage door goal, we offer a Tune-N-Lube service and can call you with reminders.
Have Routine Maintenance Done
As soon as you notice any problems during your inspection, or notice operational issues, call for maintenance right away. If your door isn’t opening or closing properly, is too noisy, or isn’t working at all, get it taken care of immediately. The various parts of your garage door system are all interdependent and cause each other to break when they aren’t working well.
Some of the routine maintenance we offer includes:
- Replacing rollers, hinges, and other hardware
- Fixing or replacing damaged panels
- Reprogramming remotes
- Re-aligning tracks
- Calibrating springs
- And more!
Use Us For All Your Garage Door Repair Needs
Sticking with these garage door goals in 2018 will dramatically increase the usable life of your garage door. They will also keep your family and property safe at the same time. If you feel like any of these goals is daunting, don’t worry. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orange, California is here to help you stick to these goals by doing the service work for you and keeping your garage door running smoothly.