How To Maintain Your Garage Door? Top 6 Tips

by Ross Grs GVA Garage Doors

Garage door maintenance is often ignored, but twice-a-year seasonal inspection & maintenance must be part of your routine. For your convenience, here we have explained an easy 6-step routine for ultimate garage door maintenance.

Watch & listen to your garage door in operation:

Problems with your overhead door & automatic opener are often noticeable in erratic movements & scraping sounds. A well-tuned door is significantly quiet as it moves up & down, and you shouldn’t see jerkiness in its motion. Check out both sides of the unit – the pulleys, cables and springs – and ensure they look balanced.

Tighten the hardware:

As the regular garage door moves up & down thousands of time every year, the motion can loosen up the door & track hardware. Check the brackets holding the door tracks to the wall & ceiling and also the fasteners anchoring the door opener unit to the framing. If you find any loose bolts tighten them up using a socket wrench.

Check & replace the rollers:

The rollers in your overhead door must be checked at least two times a year & replaced every 5-7 years. Call a professional garage door service in Langley to replace any roller you find that are chipped or cracked.

Check the cables & pulleys:

Check the lift cables & pulleys that affix to the bottom roller brackets on the door.

According to most garage door experts, springs and cables shouldn’t be touched by homeowners, as these high-tension parts can be risky. If you notice any broken strands or other indications of wear or tear, don’t hesitate to look for a service provider who offer professional garage door repair in Langley. 

Lubricate all the moving parts:

Keeping your rollers & other moving parts lubricated will decrease stress and prolong their lifespan. Two times a year, apply a top-quality spray lubricant on the rollers & hinges. If any hinges or rollers seem stuck, spray a penetrating solution on them, like WD-40.

Check the door balance:

If your door isn’t balanced properly, the opener will have to work harder, and it won’t last long. The garage door must be well balanced by its springs that only a few pounds of force is required to lift it. If the door is not remaining in place without help or balanced improperly, call a pro for help with springs.

Keep these pointers in mind to enjoy maximum performance from your garage door.

Author bio:

This article is written by GVA Garage Doors – a professional unit specialized in garage door repair in Langley.

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