You can help elongate the life of your door by performing routine garage door maintenance. Our checklist below will help keep you on the right track with some fall garage prep, and remember, we are always here to find just the right garage door for you.
Start by giving the interior and exterior of your garage door a good cleaning. Power wash the exterior of your door or use a hose with a mild soap to remove dirt and dust. Scrub the garage floor to get rid of any fluid, dirt from the road, and stains. Tidy up the rest of your garage, and then check for any mold, bugs, or damage.
Thoroughly inspect your door’s hardware. Check the springs, rollers, pulleys, cables, track, mounting hardware, and weather-stripping to ensure nothing needs serviced or replaced. You will also want to check that your mounting hardware is tightly secured and visually check to ensure the cables are not fraying. Remember, it is always better to fix a small issue now to prevent a serious problem later.
Do not try to adjust cables that lift your garage door; high-tension cables can severely harm anyone who improperly tampers with them. Contact our professionals at Overhead Door Company of Garden City™.
Regular lubrication is one of the easiest ways to extend the life of your garage door. You should use a low temp grease on the opener’s chain or screw, and a spray lubricant to coat the overhead springs, hinges, rollers, and tracks.
Finally, test the door’s balance. Use the manual release on your door so that you are in control of the door, rather than it being mechanically operated by the opener. Open and close your door several times. If the door is difficult to open, is not smooth to operate, or does not stay open during this test, your door may need servicing.
Call us at Overhead Door Company of Garden City™ for service and all of your garage door needs.