How many times a day does your garage door go up and down? If you do the math, your door does a lot of moving and takes a lot of wear and tear over the years. While we do not recommend you try to tackle any repairs yourself, we want to spotlight some ways that you can help keep your door in its best shape possible. Safety concerns in regards to your door’s weight and many moving and intricate parts are behind our advice to stay away from doing your own repairs. Our technicians at Affordable Garage Door are trained to handle all issues and have the hands-on experience to back it up.
Top ways to keep your doing moving smoothly:
Stay aware: Keeping an eye -and ear – on your garage door is the top way to maintain its health. Just like other areas of your home, make sure you are looking at your door and listening to it while it’s operating. Any strange noises, jerky movements or unusual behavior should be addressed by a professional as soon as possible. If something strange pops up, stop using your door immediately to prevent any possible injuries.
Up close roller review: Your garage door’s rollers literally keep your door rolling! These “wheels” in essence travel up and down your unit’s track system and will get worn out over time. Inspecting these components twice a year will help you stay on top of any troubles down the road. Check and see if there are any chips, cracks or if they are just getting worn out.
Clean out your tracks: Debris can easily clog up your door’s tracks. When you take time to sweep out your garage, also take a moment to make sure that your tracks are not filled with clutter.
Auto-reverse test: Your door should stop closing if something is in its way as part of its safety feature. It is good to put something in the way and safely make sure that this feature is still functioning properly.
Give it a bath: Your door gets battered by rain, snow, and wind through all of the seasons. Make sure that you keep an eye on its condition no matter what material it is made of. Help maintain its look with updates of stain and paint as needed. Also, give it a good wash with a mild all-purpose cleaner every once in a while, maybe when you are out in your driveway washing your vehicle.
Our team can handle all of your repairs, and we always have the safety of our technicians and clients in mind. We have helped clients with such issues as broken springs and panels. We can provide a free estimate after reviewing your problem.
We have had the opportunity to work with residential and commercial clients in the region for more than 30 years. If you have a concern, contact us via our online contact form.
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