Our goal isn't just to provide excellent garage door repair services, but also to assist homeowners in learning what they can do to extend the lifespan of their automatic system. Use the tips below to get the most out of your door.
Look for track obstructions if your garage door won't close properly
If your garage door won't close all the way, chances are there may be something in the tracks that's preventing the rollers from moving. Remove any blockages you find, and lubricate the rollers to reduce some of the friction. If you can't find the obvious cause of the problem, contact our specialists for advice.
Do a complete visual inspection of your garage door before winter
Before the cold weather starts, you should take the time to give your door a close examination, in order to make sure everything is in place and working properly. If you find something wrong, be sure to get it repaired before winter arrives, as it will be much more difficult to treat problems during the cold season.
Inspect the lift cables for fraying and cuts
Start from the bottom and go up. Pay close attention to the sections at the bottom brackets as they are exposed to considerable friction and tend to have a higher rate of wearing. Do the same with the sections around the drums. Watch out for the smallest cuts and get the cables replaced as soon as you suspect they're no longer up to the task.
Use the right lubricant for your garage door
Homeowners are often tempted to lubricate the garage door hinges, rollers, and springs when they start to become noisy. They don't always use the right product, though. Our experts warn about the use of grease and WD-40. It is not advisable because it may lead to an accumulation of dirt, which will result in a sticky mess. Make sure to check your owner's manual to know which type of lubricant is right for your door.