Garage Door Tips from the Pros
Our experts have years of experience in repairing garage doors and have a few tips that will help you to safely enjoy a full functional door and opener for many years to come.
Get rid of the old weather seal trip
The weather seal trip positioned at the bottom of the door can crack or get brittle with time. If it suffers extensive damage, it will inevitably disrupt the movement of the door. Hence, it makes sense for you to replace the old weather seal trip if you think that it has served its purpose and is no longer useful. You can find a new weather seal trip at hardware stores where they are sold by the foot.
Keep your garage door operating properly
Put garage door maintenance on your yearly list of spring cleaning chores. Once the weather clears, use a common solvent to lubricate springs, hinges and other moving parts that can become slowed down by dirt and grim that builds up over time. Also, take the time to wipe down any surfaces with a mild soap and water. A little cleaning can go a long way in keeping your garage door operating at an optimal level.
Do a visual inspection
Check your door from time to time. With the door closed, look inside the garage and thoroughly inspect its springs, rollers, and hinges. Look for signs of wear and tear, as well as damage. Check if the cables have loosened up, or are fraying at the edges. If something does not look right, or if something is out of place and you can’t pinpoint it, call us to have your door inspected.
Maintenance is the key to extending the life of your garage door
Make sure that your garage door is inspected and serviced at least once per year to extend its life and keep it operating at its peak. It is highly recommended that a professional performs the annual maintenance check as they are experienced and know how to identify any warning signs. Maintenance tasks include tuning up the garage door springs, rollers, track, and hinges.