We have talked a lot on this blog about different things you can do to maintain your garage door. But many ask why maintaining your garage door is important? And, when many ask that, they are not talking about fixing the little things that go wrong that pop up when they notice them, but bi-annually, taking the time to inspect, clean and do routine maintenance to their garage doors.
Catch the Small Stuff.
One of the main reasons to maintain your garage door is to catch the small stuff before it turns into a big problem. This means going out and taking your time to inspect the different parts of your garage door. Oftentimes, homeowners wait until they notice the problem. In many cases, by then it is way too late, and more damage has already been done.
If you catch the small issues in your inspection, it can save you time and money later down the road. For example, if you notice a roller that looks like it’s catching or about to break, it can save you from your garage door lifting crookedly and putting more stress on your springs, causing them to wear and fail faster. If you lubricate your garage door springs twice a year, same thing, it will save you from having to replace them sooner.
Increase the Life of Your Garage Door.
Maintaining your garage door and garage door system will help you extend the life of your garage door. For example, wiping down and lubricating your garage door hinges will help ensure your garage door panel stays in place, and to not…