Who doesn't need a good tip every now and then? Here you can find very useful advice that will help you reduce the wear and tear your garage door system suffers from and increase its functional lifespan.
Address any rust problems immediately
Over time, your garage door will undoubtedly pick up a few bumps and scratches. Scratches in particular open a space for rust to start forming. If you notice any evidence of this type of damage, take immediate actions to mitigate the problem and prevent it from spreading to other areas of your door.
Arrange for regular garage door inspections and tune ups
Just like your dentist recommends a yearly checkup, your garage door can also benefit from such regular inspections. Get a professional to check the condition of your door, adjust the opener's limit switches if needed and ensure that all the moving metal parts receive proper lubrication. Your door will last longer and operate with improved efficiency.
Listen to the sounds your garage door makes
Our maintenance and repair experts suggest being mindful of the sounds your garage door makes. Screeches or unusual noises during the opening or closing of the door could indicate dents or defects along the garage door tracks. Sharp noises could signal damage to the garage door cables and squeaking could suggest the rollers or the torsion springs (or both) need to be lubricated. In either case, the system should be checked.