If you haven’t had your garage door serviced in a while, now is a great time! Garage door springs can break and this more likely to happen 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 following:
- Bottom seal
- Balance of the garage door (springs)
- Lube and tighten moving parts
- Apply grease (not spray) to the motor rail
- Make 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
- Cables – check these are not worn or stretched
- Roller health – is it properly lubricated and rolling in the tracks?
- Ensure 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.