All homeowners know that functioning and high-quality garage doors are essential to the home. A broken garage door can be a hassle and cost you money in repairs.
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure your garage door works properly and lasts as long as possible.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss five common tips for maintaining your garage door that will help keep it running smoothly for years to come.
Lubricate Your Hinges and Rollers
This simple step can significantly affect how well your garage door operates each time you open or close it. To lubricate the hinges and rollers, apply a thin layer of lithium grease with an old rag every six months. Doing so will reduce friction between the parts and help them move more smoothly over time.
Inspect Cables and Springs for Wear and Tear
The cables and springs on your garage door should be inspected regularly for signs of wear and tear.
If you notice any fraying or damage, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible, as they are responsible for lifting the heavy weight of your garage door when opening or closing it.
Additionally, look for signs of corrosion indicating moisture has gotten into the cables or springs and caused them to rust prematurely.
Keep Tracks Clean
The tracks on either side of your garage door must be kept clean at all times to ensure the system’s smooth operation when opening or closing it.
Make sure to use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dust and debris that may have built up over time, paying special attention to the corners where dirt can easily accumulate.
Check Alignment Regularly
Another important thing you should do is check the alignment of your garage door regularly; this means ensuring that all parts are correctly aligned with each other such as rollers, hinges, tracks, etc.
If you notice anything out of place, such as bent tracks or misaligned rollers, then it may be necessary to call a professional who can take care of everything for you in no time!
Replace Weather Stripping Annually
Finally, replacing weather stripping around the edges of your garage door annually will help keep drafts out and prolong its life by preventing moisture from getting inside, which can cause rusting over time if left untreated.
This is especially important if you live in an area that experiences extreme temperatures during certain times of year (i.e., hot summers/cold winters).
Taking care of your garage door doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these simple tips and performing regular maintenance on your garage door, you can extend its lifespan and keep it running smoothly for years to come.
Even if you feel uncomfortable completing some of the tasks on this list, like adjusting the springs or replacing the weather stripping, reach out to a professional who can help.
And as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your garage door, don’t hesitate to call us – we’re happy to help in any way we can!