Before the winter sets in, you should perform essential garage door maintenance. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO, we suggest you take care of the maintenance on your door at least once a year.
Why is Garage Door Maintenance Important?
When you let the maintenance on your assembly go too long, it can cause damage to occur. After so many cycles, the parts of your garage door need to be serviced. If you do not do these basic maintenance actions, you can wind up with a large repair bill.
Here’s a checklist for your maintenance-
1. Regularly Clean Around The Door
Take a few minutes to brush off and clean your door. Dirt and grime can get caked up on the hinges, tracks, sensors and other parts of your assembly. Particularly if dirt gets on the safety eye sensors, you will have problems with the door opening and closing.
2. Inspect The Rollers
All garage doors have some type of roller that raises and lowers the door. The rollers can wear down and become damaged after so many cycles. It is best for you to have these replaced before they wear out completely.
Make sure that you put lubrication on the rollers so that they are moving smoothly. When your door starts making noise, you know it is time to oil it up.
3. Look at The Springs
There are torsion springs that hold your door up. These springs can break and cause the door to become damaged. Look at this part and check for signs of rust or gaps. If your springs have these issues, you may need to replace them. At the least, they need to be lubricated.
4. Check Cables For Fraying
The cables can fray over time due to rust and age. It is very important that you make certain that the cables are in good shape all the way down. If your cables snap, it can cause damage to the door and other things.
Also, you should tighten up cables if the tension is not as tight as it needs to be. Simple use a wrench to tighten the bolts and hinges.
5. Determine if The Door is Balanced
Your door needs to be balanced in order to function properly. If one side is hanging lower than the other, you can damage the tracks. It will also cause the rollers to wear out faster.
In order to test the balance of your door, you will need to-
- Close your door
- Pull the red release cord to disconnect from the door opener
- Open and close your door by hand to see if it opens up easily
Open the door up halfway and then let go. It should stay in place. If it doesn’t, then it is off balance. Should your door fail the balance test, then you need to determine what is causing it to be off balance.
Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, and we will send a tech to inspect your assembly. They can identify the problem and fix it right away.
6. Apply Lubrication
Even if all the parts seem to be in working order, you need to spray them with lubrication. Keeping your assembly well lubricated is important to the functioning of the system. If it dries up, then the metal parts can become rusted.
Also, it will cause the door to have more resistance when it opens and closes. That can lead to damage of your home.
General Maintenance Performed By Professionals
Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO we can send technicians to your home to perform general maintenance. With our Tune-n-Lube service, you can expect your door to be in good working order.
Call today and we will get someone out to you right away.