Our team wants to help you keep your garage door working optimally for as long as possible. We’ve come up with a few hints and tips that any garage door owner should keep in mind, all yours for free. Read on to learn more!
Get broken parts repaired immediately
Once you identify a fault or some type of damage to any of the door's different parts, even the smallest crack or misalignment, get a professional to inspect and take care of the problem. Don’t wait for the door to get stuck half way or for some crucial component like a spring or cable to break. Repairing or replacing damaged parts is the most economical solution and can prevent costly replacements in the future.
Never leave the door partially open
Occasionally, people tend to leave their door open after parking their car in the garage. If you do this too, and your opener doesn't have a timer-to-close function, you should make a mental note, or a calendar one to check that you haven't left the door opener after getting in or out. Home security is the primary reason why you should never do this, but another important reason is wear and tear, as while the door is open gravity is pulling it down and causing the different components to strain needlessly.
Look for signs of wear and tear on all the moving parts
Regular maintenance and inspection of the garage door is fundamental. It is recommended that you, or a garage door professional, carry out a regular inspection of all the different parts, especially the moving metal units like the rollers, hinges and springs. Check for dents in the tracks and on the panels, listen to the sounds the door makes while it's moving and make sure the safety features are all fully functional. While you're doing this, it's a good idea to apply some lubrication to the relevant parts in order to reduce the friction that causes them to wear out more quickly. If you're looking to have this done by professionals of the highest order, give our team a call.