We recommend that you perform general maintenance on your garage door on a yearly basis if not more. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair offers maintenance services in order to help you extend the life of your equipment. Proper maintenance will give you longer lasting life and keep your family safe.
Here are the things you need to do to maintain your door:
Apply Proper Lubrication
In order for your door to work properly, you need to apply a garage door lubricant to the tracks and rollers. It is important that you choose a formula that is designed for garage doors. Many homeowners will use WD-40 or grease, but these two types of lubricants can mess up your system.
Visually Inspect The Parts
Make sure you look over every part of your garage door. Look at the tracks, rollers, springs, opener, and more. You are looking for worn out parts or rust. Anything that looks old should be replaced.
Tighten Screws and Bolts
Go over your garage door and tighten all screws and bolts. You may be surprised that your door is not as noisy after you do this basic maintenance. Over the course of time, the door can cause the screws to loosen up.
Test The Reverse Mechanism
Your garage door should have a reverse mechanism in place for the safety of your family. There are two sensors that are positioned at the bottom of your door. When the line is broken, it will cause the door to open up.
In order to test this feature, place a trash can under the door. Go ahead and close it. If your sensors are working the right way, it should cause the door to open back up.
Inspect Weatherstripping and Replace It
One of the ways to keep your garage insulated is to have weatherstripping at the bottom of the door. This piece is made from rubber and will wear out. If you notice the rubber has cracked or dried out, then you should replace the entire piece.
Clean Your Garage Door
It is a good idea to clean the inside and outside of your door on occasion. Make sure you use a mild cleaner and avoid rubbing and scrubbing the finish. A soft cloth should be enough to wipe off the dirt and grime that is on the outside. Do not use a pressure washer without checking with a professional. Not all materials stand up to pressure washers.
Call Our Team to Maintain Your System
The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can send one of our technicians out to perform our signature Tune-n-Lube service. We’ll also do a safety inspection if you need for us to. We believe that the best way to prolong the life of your door is to maintain it along the way.
Get in touch with us now so that we can send someone out to you. We look forward to working with you.