Your garage door is an important investment for your home. Not only does it impact your home’s value, it also provides convenience and security for you and your family. By keeping up on maintenance for your garage door, you can avoid expensive repairs, boost your home’s curb appeal, and extend the life of your garage.
Keep the Tracks Clear
One of the most common causes of stuck or noisy garage doors is debris or rust in the tracks. Inspect the tracks of your garage door regularly to make sure they’re clear to keep your door working smoothly. If you find that there are larger problems with your garage door track, you may need to call a professional for a track adjustment.
Listen to the Door
Once in a while, inspect how your garage door opens and closes to make sure it’s working properly. Watch and listen to your garage door in operation. If it’s especially noisy or gets stuck, your garage door likely requires maintenance or even repair. Avoid major garage door repair by listening for problems with your door.
Inspect the Rollers, Cables, and Pulleys
Your garage door relies on mechanisms like rollers, cables, and pulleys in order to open and close. Make sure you’re inspecting more than just the door for maintenance. These mechanisms should always be inspected for any needed maintenance or repair. While many homeowners can replace a chipped or damaged roller on their own, garage door professionals recommend that homeowners don’t touch cables and pulleys. If you notice a problem with your cables or pulleys, you should call a professional for proper maintenance.
A well-maintained garage door will move smoothly and relatively quietly. Some minor problems can cause issues with your door that regular lubrication can help you avoid. Reduce stress on your garage door mechanisms by regularly applying lubricant to any moving parts.
Damaged weatherstripping is a simple fix that you should always look out for. Not only is damaged weatherstripping unsightly, it can also let in dust, debris, and the cold. Keep your garage secure and insulated by making sure your garage door’s weatherstripping is in good shape.
Unmatched Garage Door Expertise
At First Choice Garage Doors, we’re proud to employ a team of highly experienced individuals who are prepared to assist with any job in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Southeastern PA. We install only the best manufacturers: Clopay, Wayne Dalton, Amarr, LiftMaster, Genie and more. To take the stress out of your project, we’ll arrive with the right tools to get the job done promptly and professionally. Our areas of expertise are Garage Door Repair, Installation, Replacement, Retrofit, Door Openers, and Accessories. If you’re interested in new garage doors for your home or business, call us at 410‐770‐9800, and be sure to visit our website. To stay up-to-date on the latest First Choice Garage Doors news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and be sure to follow our blog.