Maintaining Garage Doors07/24/2013 Back To Blog
It’s not enough to just buy a garage door, install it and leave it. There are very many other things that you should do after this process. One of them is maintaining it. You can also improve it at a later date by repainting it or automating it if you had a manual garage door. But for now, you have to maintain it so that it functions properly and serves you for a long time.
How do I maintain my garage doors?
You don’t need to be a professional to carry out some of the basic maintenance procedures. You should always check the balance of the garage door on a monthly basis. You can do this by raising it and listening for any peculiar sound that doesn’t sound right. You can lubricate the moving parts of your garage door should you notice the sound. They should also be able to open or close without any resistance.
You can check at the joints to see if anything is stuck or if some of the mechanisms are worn out or damaged. You should immediately replace them if you find out that this is the case. In normal circumstances, a garage door that doesn’t pass a balance test should be looked into. You can do this by adjusting it or calling a professional to help you out.
What are some of the don’ts of garage door maintenance?
You should not that garage doors that are not properly maintained tend to malfunction. You also put yourself in danger when you don’t maintain you garage door on a regular basis. You also prevent damages on your garage door if you maintain it.
Never lubricate a garage door that uses tracks as the oil will form a sticky surface on the tracks that will attract more grime and dirt. This will be more destructive than constructive as the garage door will be really difficult to operate with all the dirt and grime in place.