Summertime is almost here that means time for doing projects around the house. While you’re thinking and planning for those projects, don’t forget about your garage door. The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has plenty of experience to help you out. Here are a few things you can do to get your door ready for summer.
Inspect the Hardware
If you’re not sure where to start with inspections, start with the small parts first. Check around the door and make sure the bolts and hinges are tight. Loose parts mean possible danger or broken parts. Once you make sure the small parts are working, apply a thick coat of lubricant to those parts.
You should check the lubrication on the mechanical parts of your door at least once a year. If your door starts making loud noises, it probably means you need to apply some lubricant to those parts. Lubrication keeps the parts moving smoothly and helps avoid rust.
Replace or Repair the Rollers
Whether you have steel or nylon rollers, you need to check them a couple of times each year. Over time, the rollers wear out and cause damage to your door. If you don’t check them, you may miss these issues. Eventually, you’ll end up paying costly repair bills.
When you check the rollers, look for issues like rust or cracking. If you see these issues, replace them right away.
Conduct A Safety Inspection
Part of getting your door ready for summer means inspecting each area for possible safety concerns. Here are some major areas to make sure you check out.
Cables and Springs
Sometimes you may need to adjust the cables to avoid unnecessary repairs. If you see any tears or the cables are loose, call your local garage door experts immediately. The cables help keep your door from falling. An expert will replace your cables and adjust them if needed.
Most garage doors have either tension or torsion springs. The springs help the door move up and down on the tracks. Sometimes they rust or need an adjustment.
Your door moves up and down on tracks. Sometimes the tracks get rusted from weather or a lack of lubricant. If you see any dirt in the tracks, clean them out. Then apply lubricant on the tracks so the door can easily move up and down.
If you notice any damage to the tracks, have your local expert replace the tracks.
Most garage doors have safety sensors on either side of the door. You can find these a few inches above the garage floor. Sometimes the sensors get dirty and stop working.
Clean the sensors with a cloth and then test them out. Put an empty box in the pathway and try closing the door. If the door stops and goes back up, the sensors are in great shape. Call your experts if the sensors aren’t working.
Give Us a Call
These are a few important things that will help you get your door ready this summer season. The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is always here to answer your questions about garage doors. Call today!