One of the most inconvenient issues homeowners deal with, is garage door problems. Making sure you implement proper care and maintenance on a regular basis can help you avoid many problems that can develop otherwise. Also, if you neglect basic care and maintenance, not only will you face repairs often, but your garage door’s longevity significantly stifles. To help you extend the life of your garage and save you some money on avoidable repairs, we at AAA Action Doors would like to share a few tips.
Lubricant on Garage Door
Lubrication is one of the most important parts of garage door maintenance. Lube helps reduce wear and tear on the garage door components in addition to ensuring your door opens and closes more smoothly and quietly. In order to lubricate the springs, door rollers, hinges, and tracks use garage door-specific lubricants. Also, if your opener has a chain rather than a belt, it should be lubricated as well. Lithium and silicone lubricants are the best.
Check Garage Door Balance
Since an unbalanced door can indicate worn-out parts that need to be replaced, it is also a good idea to test the balance of the door. By manually opening the door after pulling the release cord on the opener, you can test the door’s balance. To about three or four feet away from the floor, open the door slowly. If the garage door is properly balanced the door will open smoothly and stay part-way open.
Garage Door Inspection
Watch for wear and tear on any of the components by routinely inspecting your garage door. Pay attention to how smoothly the door opens and closes and check for any fraying in the cables. During operation, it is also important to note any changes in sound the door makes. Contact a professional to help determine and address the problem if in the event you have any concerns during these inspections.
Garage Door Safety Checks
Make certain to test the door’s safety features regularly as well. When something is in the door’s path, the door has sensors to detect. While the door is closing, you can test this by placing something in the path of the two sensors. By placing a board in the path of the door you can test the reversing feature. When it hits the board, they should reverse.
Schedule Professional Garage Door Maintenance
You need to have a professional routinely inspect and maintain your garage door. Before they become a more substantial problem small repairs are addressed right away when you have an expert inspecting and tuning up the garage door on a routine basis. This will help your garage door last to its potential life expectancy and perhaps longer.
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