Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

To keep your garage door in safe working condition, regular maintenance is essential. You can refer to the owner's manual for specific instructions about how to perform simple upkeep. If you don’t have a manual, you can request one from the manufacturer. In the meantime, read on for easy garage door maintenance tips from the professionals here at The Garage Door Works.

Regular Lubrication for Smooth Operation

Proper lubrication is necessary if you want smooth operation from your garage door. At The Garage Door Works, we recommend using a silicone-based lubricant to grease the moving parts such as rollers, hinges, tracks, and springs. By reducing friction and preventing wear and tear, regular lubrication helps extend the lifespan of these components and makes garage door operation quieter.

Thorough Inspections for Early Detection

Perform routine inspections of your garage door system to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Check for loose hardware, frayed cables, worn rollers, and misaligned tracks. Addressing minor issues promptly can prevent them from developing into larger problems and extend the longevity of your garage door.

Professional Maintenance for Optimal Performance

Schedule regular maintenance service with the professionals at The Garage Door Works to keep your garage door in optimal condition. Our skilled technicians can perform comprehensive inspections, tune-ups, and adjustments to ensure that your garage door operates safely and efficiently. Professional maintenance not only helps identify potential issues early on but also prevents costly repairs in the future, giving you peace of mind knowing that your garage door is in good hands.

Garage Door Safety Checklist

Here are two simple steps you can take to make your garage door is working safely:

  • Reversal test – Place a piece of wood on the floor and close the door to test the reversing feature. It should reverse upon contact with the wood.
  • Force setting test – Hold the bottom of the door as it closes to test the force setting. If it doesn't reverse easily, the force may need adjustment.

Where to Turn for Expert Garage Door Maintenance Services

If you're unsure how to perform the tests above, don't hesitate to contact The Garage Door Works. With our signature "lube and tune" services, we make sure that every component of your garage door system operates smoothly and safely. Contact us today to schedule your maintenance service.

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