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Tips on How to Perform a Garage Door Tune Up

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  • 07 Feb 2017
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Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Dallas, Texas provides our customers with the best service in town. We are able to take care of any routine maintenance needs, door installations and repairs for garage doors of any make or model.

We take pride in our workmanship.  Further, we try to educate people about garage door issues.  Homeowners must realize that while garages are an extension of your home and convenient to have, they also need proper attention.

Our technicians strongly suggest that you perform an occasional “in house” garage door tune up in order to keep your door running smoothly. Regardless of the kind of door you have, it will need some maintenance at some point. Garages experience daily  wear and tear which means a tune up would be helpful to be sure all is working properly.

Consider these seven tips to perform your own garage tune up at your home.


1. Power

Be sure to disconnect the power from your garage door before you attempt to work on anything.  This is important because in the event that something goes wrong, you’ll not be at the mercy of electricity. Safety comes first when working on your garage. If you are nervous, then call a professional. We’d love to help at any time.

2. The Obvious

Look for what is easy to detect first. Inspect the overhead door for problem areas that you can visibly. For example, check the rollers, weather stripping, sealant and for anything that looks broken. You’ll want to fix the obvious before you look any further.

3. Lubrication is Key

You can give your garage door components a boost by rubbing on a little lubricant. WD-40 will work great on metal materials. If you have a door with rubber or vinyl parts then use a different type.

In order to be sure your garage door opens seamlessly, you should specifically focus on the chains and springs. Lubrication keeps them in good condition.

4. Misalignment

Homeowners should routinely check for misaligned locking bars of their garage.  If they don’t work properly, then your door will not slide smoothly.

If you find that your locking bars are misaligned then try to loosen the screws on the brackets that hold the lock bars. Next, you’ll want to gently tap them with something until the bars line up correctly with the slots. Finally, tighten the screws and you’re alignment should be adjusted.

5. Inspection

Garage doors have a variety of moving parts. This means that it is crucial to thoroughly inspect each piece of the hardware to be sure that it’s working correctly. Over time, these moving components will loosen up. Take a screwdriver and tighten up any screws and bolts that seem loose.

6. Tracks

Check to see if your tracks are vertically in position as they should be. If you notice an issue, then you’ll need to call for professional assistance. The tracks are important to consider as you perform your tune up.

7. Double Check

double check your garage door tune up

A good rule of thumb is to double check your work. After you complete your garage door tune up, you’ll want to be sure that you’ve considered every moving part and door component that you can think about. Once you have made sure all is well then you’re inspection is complete.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Dallas, Texas should be your only call when it comes to garage door related issues. We would love to assist you with routine maintenance or a repair. Our professional team will be out to assist you in 24 hours or less. Call us today and we will provide you with top notch service.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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