The last place you want to dump money into your home is in your garage door. You just want it to lift and close on command. You may not even give much thought to it until it stops working flawlessly. There are some maintenance steps that you can take to keep your garage door working without any problems and AAA Action Garage Doors is here to talk about them.
Maintenance for the Exterior of Your Garage Door
Garage doors are made up of several different materials. It is important that you care for the exterior of the door. If you have a door that is made of wood, you should treat it and be sure it isn’t starting to warp. If this happens it will greatly affect the functionality of your garage door. If you have a door made of steel, you need to check for areas that are starting to rust. You may need to paint it to keep it from having this issue.
Apply Garage Door Lubricant
This doesn’t need to be done too often. In fact, if you do it too often it has an adverse effect. This should be done every six months to a year. A lubricant spray can be used on the springs and joints, but the chain or screw need to be greased with a white lithium grease.
Check Garage Door Sensors
This safety feature on your garage door needs to be maintained so it can work right every time your garage door opens and closes. If you have pets or children, it is especially important to have these sensors working. Test them occasionally to ensure you don’t need any repairs.
Test the Garage Door Balance
If your garage door isn’t balanced, the opener has to work much harder to do its job. Your opener is more than likely going to quit working sooner if it has to work that hard all the time. Disconnect the garage door from the opener and manually lift it part of the way up. If it doesn’t stay there, you have a balance problem. It is a tricky job to fix and best left to the professionals.
Garage Door Bottom Weather Stripping Seal Replacement
Along the bottom of your garage door, you will notice weather stripping. If this is cracked or damaged in any way, it needs to be replaced. This weather stripping is what keeps water and other elements out of your garage door.
Replace Batteries on Garage Door Remote & Opener
If you notice your garage door opener isn’t responding the first time you push the button, it may be time to replace the batteries. You don’t want to be stuck trying to get into your garage door because batteries are dead.
Garage Door Inspections, Installations, Emergency Repairs & Preventive Maintenance in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
Having your garage door maintained is the key to it working properly. AAA Action Garage Doors recommends you have your garage door inspected and maintained by a professional at least once a year. We have the training and tools to make any repairs needed quickly to keep your garage door working flawlessly. Call us today!