Your garage door is a huge investment so it is important to keep it operating well. The best way to do that is with regular garage maintenance. You might think that seems like too much to take on, but you’ll regret not taking action when your garage door breaks down because you haven’t maintained it, and you are hit with a costly repair bill. The good news is, with a little maintenance, you can keep your garage door in good working order. Keep reading to learn more about garage door maintenance and how Carroll Garage Doors can help!
The first thing you should do is to conduct a visual inspection of the garage door. By doing a quick monthly examination—no more than 5 to 10 minutes—you can catch any small issues before they become much larger and more costly problems. Check your garage door hardware, rollers, springs, cables, opener, pulleys, and any other parts. Ensure that they are not rusted or damaged in a way that would hinder your garage door operation.
You should also regularly clear the track of your garage door. Dirt and debris can make their way into garage door tracks and over time, this can build up and cause your garage door to operate poorly. Simply wipe down your tracks every few months to ensure that dirt and debris do not build up and impact your garage door operation.
You should also perform safety checks a few times a year. This means ensuring that your reversing mechanism operates well, as well as…