It’s easy to overlook how often we use our garage doors, but daily wear and tear can take a noticeable toll. The average garage door moves up and down around a thousand times per year, so keeping yours in working order is very important. Here are a few tips to help you help your garage door.
Is your garage door making any noise? Grinding, scraping, etc.? Do you notice any odd jerky movements? If so, where is the problem originating from?
Keep It Clean
Check your garage door for any water damage, rust, or peeling paint. Cleaning your door regularly will prolong its use and prevent a costly replacement.
Tighten It Up
Examine your garage door for any asymmetry; hanging wires, strings, etc. Secure any pulleys or cables and tighten bolts and brackets.
Keep It Moving
Lubricate any and all moving parts of your garage door to prevent rust and damage. Keeping these parts in oiled and working order will add years to your garage door’s lifetime.
Replace worn out rollers, weather-stripping, and any other hardware. Updating these small pieces can prevent larger repairs in the future.
Place a piece of wood or another durable object under the garage door to make sure it reverses. If your garage door is over 20 years old, it may not have this feature and should be replaced to prevent avoidable accidents.
Know Your Limits
If your garage door has a significant issue, call a professional. Your time is valuable, and the experts at Gandert Door will have your tune-up finished in a flash.