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5 Maintenance Tips for Your Garage Door

Maintaining your garage door is a great way to keep your door in good working condition. We recommend you perform regular maintenance checks on your system. If you haven’t had a professional tune-up in over a year, now is a good time to get that scheduled. In between the professional visits, here are preventative maintenance tips you can use:

1. Tighten Loose Bolts

maintenance tips include tightening bolts

When the door operates, it can loosen up bolts, nuts, and other hardware parts. You will need to go around and tighten up all of these parts from time to time. If you let the nuts and bolts become too loose, they will end up falling out and causing issues with the door.

2. Check The Balance

Just like tires that need to be balanced, so does your door. If it is not properly balanced, then there will be a greater strain on the opener. Eventually, it will lead to other problems on the garage door, such as worn rollers and bent tracks.
To test the balance, you will need to release the emergency pull cord. This will disconnect the door from the garage door opener. After it is disconnected, then raise the door halfway. If it doesn’t stay in place, then the balance is off in the springs.

*only a professional should work on garage door springs

3. Add Lubrication to Mechanical Parts

Lubrication needs to be added to the tracks in order to keep the rollers working properly. Also, you need to add lubrication to the opener’s screw or chain. Use a spray lubricant like WD-40. If you are not able to do this yourself, our team can come out and do a Tune-n-Lube service for you.

4. Check The Safety Eye Sensors

Safety sensors are located at the bottom of the doorway where your garage door opens and closes. These sensors are on either side of the doorway to send a signal across the pathway. If something breaks the line, it will cause the door to reverse. This will keep you and your family safe.

To test the reversal function, you need to place your trash can or some other item in the way of the sensors. Close the door and see what happens. It should stop moving halfway closed and then reverse. If it doesn’t, stop the door before it hits the trash can. You will know that the sensors need to be changed.

5. Clean the Tracks

The garage door tracks should be free of dirt and debris. You can use a blower to blow off the tracks. Or, you can use a stiff brush to get rid of the leaves, dirt, or anything that is in the way.

After you clean the tracks, you will want to add lubrication. You will end up getting rid of the necessary lubrication the door needs to function properly.

Call Us For General Maintenance

If you need a professional to come out and handle your maintenance needs, be sure to give us a call. Our team is here to help you with all of your garage door repair and installation needs. We can also handle your general maintenance requests as well.


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positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

positive reviews

We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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