Is your garage door acting up? Is it making strange noises? Does it refuse to open or close from time to time? Whether you’re using a low-tech mechanical model or an electronically operated version, your garage door will need an occasional tune-up to function at its best. Even the best garage door systems can be affected over time with heavy use and exposure to the elements. Your garage door is the largest moving part of your home and more and more homeowners are using their garage door as the main entrance to their home. You will want to make sure it continues to operate properly to keep you and your family safe.
DIY Garage Door Maintenance
There are steps you can take to keep your door operating smoothly. Before winter and spring are the times of the year to so it. You will want to make sure it’s working properly before winter, so you aren’t forced to keep it open when the temperatures are cold outside and the beginning of spring because then winter months have done a number on your garage door. Make sure you disconnect the power to the garage door before you start any maintenance to ensure it won’t accidentally turn on or begin to move while you’re working on it. Look for potential problems, lubricate, inspect moving parts, inspect the tracks and make a final check before you turn the power back on.
Why Should I Get a Professional Tune-up?
Getting a tune-up is the best way to increase the potential durability of your garage door. Better yet, it helps you spot problems before a more serious issue arises. This allows you to avoid unexpected surprises and costs. The last thing you want is to be stuck in your garage when you have an important meeting at work! A professional tune-up will include three major steps: verifying, adjusting and lubricating. The technician will start with a verification of your garage door system. After that, the technician will make any adjustments that are needed. Finally, all the hardware and weather seals will be lubricated. These steps will extend the life of all the parts. More detailed tune-up:
• A diagnostic inspection focusing in the door sections, track, counterbalance system, hinges rollers and weather seals
• Inspect and tighten the bolts and screws
• Rebalance the door if necessary
• Examine and adjust the door travel settings
• Test the force pressure of the garage door opener
• Check to make sure the electronic eyes are aligned
If the technician finds any problems, they will let you know what the problem is and how much it will cost to fix it.
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The average garage door will go up and down more than a thousand times a year. When it’s kept in good working order, it provides convenience and security. A neglected garage door on the other hand, poses a significant safety risk to your family. Contact the garage door specialists at United Garage Door Service of Henderson for a garage door tune-up today!