We all know that prevention is better than cure, but do we really care for it? We take the garage door seriously only when we can’t open the garage door automatically and you are forced to open manually. At that time, we call the experts to repair it as soon as possible and spend a big amount of money. But if a homeowner takes preventive action against the garage door that will help to save money and increase the lifespan of a garage door.
A very important preventive step to take is to inspect your door in action each and every time when you open or close it. Is it working smoothly or jerky in places? Does it work silently or does it make scraping or grinding noises? Do springs, cables and pulleys look symmetrical? All these should be inspected when you use it.
If your garage door isn’t balanced properly, the workload of a door opener is increased and so it will not last for a long time. After disconnecting the opener by pulling a release handle, manually move a door about halfway up. If a door does not stay put, the spring system is balanced improperly. It is better to leave the door spring adjustment task for professionals.
Yes, it is necessary. A door moves up & down 1000+ times on an average in a year. That is a lot of movements & vibration; the hardware parts can be loosened. Examine it and tighten all nut bolts and roller brackets with a socket wrench.
Keeping your door parts lubricated up will add several years of smooth operation to your door system. You will be surprised that it takes only 10-15 minutes in a year! Always use the white lithium grease or lubrication which is recommended by the experts on the opener’s screw or chain. To coat overhead springs, spray lubricant which is available at the store.
Make sure that the tracks should be free from dust and inclined properly. If there is a minor problem; do it yourself but for major adjustments to the tracks; it must be done by the technicians of a professional garage door company.
These above 5 preventive tips can save a huge amount of money. Neglecting any of the above may cost you big at the unwanted time. If you need more information about preventive tips or want to repair your garage door same day; Contact Longmont Garage Door Repair Company today.