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10 Essential Tips for Extending the Lifespan

10 Essential Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Garage Door

Garage Door Service
Garage Door Service & Tune Up

1. Check Your Garage Door Regularly

Explanation: Look for signs of damage

Check for rust, dents or cracks and listen out for any strange noises.

2. Lubricate Moving Parts

Explain: Lubrication might sound like a dull topic, but it is important to remember that lubricants reduced the amount of friction and wear on parts in motion.

Advice: It is advisable to lubricate rollers, hinges, tracks and springs with a good quality tool treatment every 6 months.

3. Check and Tighten Hardware

Explanation: because the hardware can get loose after some time.

Note: Check and tighten any bolts, screws or nuts that may have become loose.

4. Test the Balance

Reason: Strained opener from an off-balance garage door.

Pro tip: Disconnect opener and lift door manually open halfway. If it remains sitting where you left it, then that is balance. If not, it may require some professional adjustment.

5. Check and Change Weatherstrip

So if you can add this on your list of to do, it make sense just for the aesthetic and conservation purposes (maybe keep outside things out).

Hint: Examine the bottom of your door for wear and if needed, replace it to help keep a good seal.

6. Keep Tracks Clean

Explanation: The tracks could have dirt and debris, causing the door to malfunction.

You can clean the tracks with a damp cloth and also you should give attention to sticky particles in case, as they could hinder the movement of doors.

7. Test Safety Features

Justification: Auto reverse, this is an imperative safety part if you do not maintain the garage door so well it can get off track or slammed in something and a child could be underneath!

Note: Test the auto-reverse by placing an object in a door's path, that stops and reverses when it hits something.

8. Promptly Replace Worn Out Parts

Answer: Not Paying Attention To Old Parts Can Cause Bigger Problems

Maintain rollers, cables and springs - if these things need replacing, replace them because they will get worse over time if you do not.

9. Paint and Treat the Door

Solution: Regularly painting and treating the door will shield it from rain.

Tip: repainting the door or applying a new sealer to wooden doors every couple of years. If you have a metal door, look for rust spots and take care of them now.

10. What can you do to keep your air conditioning system at proper efficiency?

Answer: Home inspections catch what you might miss

Tip: Have a professional maintenance check once each year to keep your garage door working at its best.


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