Garage Door Maintenance
Garage door maintenance is very important as it can save you a lot of repair or replacement costs later in the future. A garage door is supposed to last for a long time, but this is only possible if it is properly maintained and taken care of. As a proper owner, you can carry out maintenance frequently but for in-depth inspection, you can engage the service of our team at Reno Garage Door Repair at least twice a year. This way problems can be easily discovered before they escalate. Some of the Maintenance tips you can put in mind for your garage:
Clearing the Door Tracks
Clearing the tracks is important as the door can get stuck if there is debris in the track. Clearing it from time to time would help to make sure that the track is free and it allows for easy passage of the door. You can also use a level to check if the door track is still aligned and levelled. Maintaining it regularly this way can you notice whether or not the tracks are bent or out of alignment quickly so you can have it fixed in time.
Clean and Paint the Door
Adverse weather conditions and continuous exposure to the weather always affects a part of the house. The garage door especially is exposed to the weather almost every day of the year so you should take care of it. For steel doors, you can look for spots that are rusted, sand, and prime them to stop them rusting. For garage doors made out of wood, you can remove the chipped paint, sand and repaint the surface. This is to keep the door in good condition and help make sure that it is not susceptible to damage by warping due to the exposure to water from rain.
Inspect the Springs, Rollers, And Garage Door Cables
These are the parts of the garage door that keep it functional and help with the up and down or left and right movement of the garage door. They should be inspected regularly so that failure in any of the parts can be detected in time. They should also be oiled regularly to help reduce the impact of wear and tear from continuous movement.
There are other tips to follow or add to your maintenance checklist. At Reno Garage Door Repairs, we give you all of these tips and more when you engage our services.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Garage Door?
For professional maintenance or inspection, once a year is suitable. The technician checks the garage door, checks for signs of failure in the critical spaces, tighten loose screws, and generally inspect the state of affairs of your garage door. For personal maintenance, you can do that every month. It is easy, all you need do is inspect it, make sure things are in working order, and take note of any abnormal sound or appearance while using it. Frequent maintenance helps to prolong the lifespan of the garage door.