Garage Doors have many parts that work together to operate properly. There are many things you can do to help prolong the life of your door and help prevent your garage door from breaking. At Neighborhood Garage Door Repair we are available to help you take care of your garage door.
We know that life is hectic and we are always in a hurry. It is good sometimes to take the time and pay attention to how your garage door is operating. Do you hear any strange noises? Is your garage door running slower than normal? If you notice any of these problems or another issue catches your eye, you should have it checked right away before a bigger issue arises.
Things to Look For
Sometimes your garage door problem may be something simple that you can easily fix yourself. If your door is giving you problems, the first thing you should do is check for physical obstructions in the track and safety eye sensors.
If an object is in the way of your garage door safety sensor, it will not close. Another thing to check is to ensure there are no objects in the way of the tracks and there is no dirt or other debris in the track.
Make Sure Your Garage Door Parts Are Lubricated
Another way to help prevent your garage door from breaking is to make sure all moving parts are well lubricated. Having everything well-greased will make everything move freely, which will cause less strain on other parts of the garage door. Lubricating your garage door parts will also prevent parts from rusting which weakens them.
Check Your Garage Door Springs
One of the most important parts of your garage door that is responsible for your door opening and closing is the springs. Garage doors weigh a lot and they rely on the springs to help lighten the load. When your garage door springs are worn out they can cause stress on other parts of your door, in turn, will cause those parts to wear out and possibly break.
It is a good idea to check the tension of your springs often to make sure they are functioning the way they are supposed to so you do not run into other problems later on. If you do not know how to do this, call a professional because garage door springs are very dangerous and can cause you harm.
It is best to never leave rusty or worn out springs on your garage door, it will cause bigger problems in the future. Keeping a check on your garage door springs is a great way to help protect your garage door from damage.
Keep Your Garage Door Longlasting
Garage doors are a big part of your home you want them to last for a long time. At Neighborhood Garage Door Repair our team is here to help. We can take care of all the jobs needed to keep your garage door operating smoothly without breaking. Give us a call and we will send someone out right away to look over your garage door. Call now!