If you haven’t had your garage door serviced in a while, now is a great time! Garage door springs can break, especially during the colder months. Doors stick, hinges are loose, and seals wear out, indicating it may be time for a garage door service.
Call an Expert
It’s always a good idea to have an expert come do a maintenance check, which includes:
- Checking the bottom seal
- Ensuring the balance of the garage door (springs)
- Lubing and tightening the moving parts
- Applying grease (not spray) to the motor rail
- Making proper adjustments to the garage door opener
An expert will also check and do the following during a maintenance service:
- Check torsion spring tension and balance
- Check that cables are not worn or stretched
- Check roller health – is it properly lubricated and rolling in the tracks?
- Check that hinges are operating properly
- Check the exterior vinyl weather trim – is it cracked or brittle? If yes, it may need to be replaced.
- Check for cracking or stress on steel garage doors or rot and cracking for wood garage doors
- Check the force and limits of the garage door opener
- Check tracks for stress or bends
- Tighten screws on hinges and struts as well as tracks if needed
- Check bearing plates for wear and bearings
- Apply spray lube to hinges, rollers, springs, and bearing plates
- Apply grease (not spray) to the motor rail for smooth operation of the carriage carrier/trolly
- Check remotes, wall button, safety sensors, and keypads
Once these items are checked and good to go, you’re set for colder months ahead.
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