Maintenance Tips for Garage Door Owners
It’s easy to forget how often we use our garage roller doors, but if you drive to work every day, that’s at least twice daily, plus weekend activities too! Offering garage door service in Sydney, we regularly advise our clients on ways in which they can care for their garage doors, to help maintain their look, and problem free use. We’ve come up with the nine best maintenance tips to look after your garage doors.
1. Keep it tight
With all that movement and vibration, it’s worth tightening up the brackets, and bolts to keep them in good working order.
2. Inspect and replace door rollers
Garage door rollers, whether made of steel or nylon, require bi-annual checkups (that’s every six months) and should be replaced every seven years or so, depending on usage.
3. Lubricate moving parts
Keeping your garage door parts greased up will add years of seamless operation.
4. Clear the tracks
With garage doors running on tracks, it is imperative to ensure that they are free of debris and level to ensure minimum disruption. Any significant adjustments to tracks must be made by a professional garage door technician.
5. Be on the lookout for issues
Observe your garage door in action when you use it. Is it moving smoothly or is it jerky in places? Does it operate silently or does it make grinding or scraping noises? Do both sides look symmetrical?
6. Test the balance of the door
If the garage door is out of balance, the garage door opener will have to work harder, meaning it won’t last as long.
7. Replace the weatherstripping on the door
If the weather seal positioned at the bottom of your door is cracked or broken, ensure you replace it right away to keep the elements out of your garage.
8. Check the cables
This one is best left to the pro’s. You should never tinker with the high-tension cables that lift your door because they can do harm if you aren’t an expert.
9. Inspect your door
Don’t forget to examine the door itself. Wood doors will need to be checked for water damage and warp, as well as chipped and peeling paint. Steel doors may have rust spots that need to be sanded, primed and painted. Wash your garage door regularly with a mild all-purpose cleaner at the same time you do your car.
Your garage door typically represents quite a bit of the viewable space of the front of your house so keeping it clean and in good working order is a wise choice. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to do this yourself, we provide excellent garage door service in Sydney and would love to hear from you.