General garage door maintenance may not be something that is on your mind, but it can really save you in the long run. When one of our technicians here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair come out to do our maintenance service, we will inspect your entire system. If we see that anything is wearing out or needs to be replaced, we can do it before it breaks and causes damage to your door.
There are many ways that you can perform maintenance on your garage door. These options include:
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your garage door is to apply lubrication to the rollers, tracks, and drums. Make sure you use a lubricant that is designed for garage doors. WD-40, mechanic grease, and other popular lubricants can actually cause problems on your system rather than help it. We recommend you go with a white lithium grease on your door.
Tighten Loose Bolts
As the door opens and closes, it can cause bolts to loosen up. Use the appropriate tool to tighten all of the bolts on the door. You may even find that this quiets down the operation of your door. When the panels are not shaking around, it won’t be as noisy while it moves.
Install New Weather Stripping
Weather stripping keeps water, cold air, and hot air from getting in around the door. Over time, the rubber becomes dried out and cracks. When that happens, it doesn’t provide your garage with the insulation it needs.
You can either replace the weather stripping yourself or have a professional do it. Our technicians are happy to come out and manage the installation for you.
Do a visual inspection of the parts on your door. Some of the things you should look for include:
- Gaps in your springs
- Frayed metal cables
- Missing bolts
- Damaged panels
- Worn rollers
- Damaged belts
- Rusted parts
If you see that any parts are wearing out or broken, you need to replace them right away. Using your door when the parts are weak can cause things to break. Rather than waiting for the system to break, go ahead and replace the parts to avoid larger repairs.
Change Remote Batteries
When you do the rest of your garage door maintenance, go ahead and replace your remote batteries. This way, you won’t end up with a dead battery while you are waiting outside to get in. Also, we recommend you keep extra batteries on hand that work with your remote in case.
Call us Today For Maintenance
If you would like to have your door professional maintained, call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair. We’ll send one of our qualified techs out to your home. Our phone staff can set up a time that works for you. Call now so we can take care of your garage door. We look forward to working with you.