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When Should You Service Your Garage Door?

Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team has some advice on how to keep your garage door safe and maintained. Like all the other mechanical things in your home, your garage door needs checking. Let’s take a look at what kind of maintenance your garage door needs.

Frequency of Use

Some people use their garage door like it’s their front door. Whether they are running errands, taking the dog for a walk or mowing the yard, they’ll use their garage door. Other people may only leave the house once to go to work, and again to return. Understanding how often you use your garage door will help to decide how often your door may need servicing.

There are around 20,000 garage door accidents reported each year. We recommend doing the following checks at least every 4 months. If you’re a high-frequency user we recommend doing these checks every month.

A Safety Test

When your garage door is lowered sensors should stop the door if anything is in its path. There are two safety checks to perform. Set an object under the path of the door. When the lower edge of the door touches the object it should automatically reverse.

Next check the safety sensors installed on the garage side rails, about a foot up from the garage floor. While lowering the garage door move your hand or foot through the safety sensors. The door should immediately stop and reverse. If your door fails either of these checks call a professional repair person.

A Visual Test

Check over each section of your door. Check the tracks, rollers, springs, and seals. Tighten any loose screws. Look for any area that is showing wear. Check the cables and consider changing them before they break.

A Noise Test

Listen to your door as it lifts and lowers. Apply a high-quality garage door lube to any areas with unusual noises. Lube the doors hinges, pins, and wheels. If you still hear noises that shouldn’t be there call a professional repair person to check out your system further.

A Balance Test

The balance of your garage door is very important. To check its balance, disconnect the automatic door opener. This is a red cord hanging from garage door opener that you pull on. Then try to lift your garage door manually, until it’s about halfway open. It should lift fairly easily. Stand back and let go of the door. It should stay in place. If it drops or lifts further, your door is out of balance. An out of balance door is very dangerous. Call a professional repair person immediately.

Give Us A Call

If your door needs a professional check, call a Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team member. We can have a technician thoroughly check your door. Keeping your family and pets safe is our priority.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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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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