How to Maintain Your Garage Door
Are you looking for a garage door repair near me give us a call at 941-356-4334. If you own a home you already know that there's a lot of maintenance that goes in to being a homeowner. You have to mow the yard, weed the flower beds and occasionally paint every few years not to mention the roof, the air conditioner, hot water heater, and all the appliances. Garage doors, and garage door opener are often forgotten about until they do not open or close or break. We may not be able to help you out with maintenance the yard, roof, Air conditioner and the other appliances but we sure can help you out with the garage door.
Here are some quick tips on how to maintain your garage door that you can do yourself. For all other garage door questions or repairs please give us a call.
Routine Garage door maintenance is as important as changing the oil in your car your garage door operates almost 1000 times up-and-down over a course of a year.
1st stop and listen Operate your garage door to see if you hear any unusual noises.
2nd visually inspect the door for anything that looks out of place, Garage door hinges, Garage door rollers, garage door cables, and garage door springs. Also check where the opener mounts to the door. Make sure your safety eyes are aligned and they're clean.
3rd Check the Spring balance. When the door is in the down position pull your garage door opener's emergency release and try to left the garage door if your door is heavy you may need a professional to adjust your Springs.
4th Go to lowes or home depot back by their garage door opener and remote section and they will have some garage door lubricant that you can use you will need to lubricate the hinges the garage door springs and the rollers.
5th If you have a chain drive opener make sure your chain is not too loose or too tight. You may want to change out the light bulb in your Garage door opener at this time also.
We recommend you do routine garage door maintenance every 6 months.