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What is a Garage Door Tune-up?

Your garage door is an important part of your home that you probably use many times each day. As your door gets more use, the parts begin to wear out and sometimes they can even break. So how can you keep your door in great shape and help your system last longer?

What Is A Garage Door Tune-Up?

There are many parts that work together on your garage door system. It’s very important that you keep all the parts in great shape. You should schedule inspections for your door to keep it working properly for you. A tune-up is a great way to help your system last longer.

A tune-up is just like a checkup for your system. In just a few minutes, you can inspect all the parts of your door and check for problem areas.

Does My Door Need A Tune-Up?

Professional garage door experts recommend having an annual tune-up on your door regardless of how old it is. The main reason for a tune-up is to spot trouble areas before they get worse. This helps you avoid costly repairs or even a brand new door.

Steps to Inspecting Your Door

It’s not hard to inspect your door for trouble spots. There are some specific areas you should focus on during a tune-up.

1. Check All the Hardware

Even the smallest nuts and bolts can get loose and cause a problem. Take a wrench and screwdriver and make sure all the small hardware is safely tightened. This makes sure your door won’t cause a dangerous situation.

2. Inspect Rollers and Springs

Rollers and springs give support to your door as it opens and closes. Carefully inspect them and make sure they’re free from rust and wear. Even a bit of rust can affect the way your door works. It’s not hard to notice cracks or rust on these parts. If you notice any wear or tear, it’s time to replace these parts right away.

3. Look For Wear on the Cables

The cables give extra safety on your door and keep it from falling if the springs break. Sometimes the cables fray or get rusted. Check for dirt and rust around the cables and clean them up. You can use a toothbrush and an old rag for this.

4. Lubricate the Mechanical Parts

Applying lubrication to the mechanical parts of your system makes them work smoothly. It also keeps rust from building up and causing further damage. Apply lubricant to the springs, chains, and screws with a thick coat. This will help prevent the parts from wearing out too quickly.

5. Test the Balance

One of the last things you can check is your door’s balance. You can do this two ways. Stand inside your garage and pull the emergency release cord. Close the door halfway and see if it stays without falling. If the door falls or goes back up then you need to adjust the tension on your springs.

Call us Today For Service

These are some important parts of doing a garage door tune-up. Call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair today. We’re your local garage door expert and we’ll answer any questions you have your system. They’ll help you with the process.


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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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