Keeping Garage Door in the Best Condition
To keep garage doors running efficiently and avoid expensive repair, it is vital to perform routine maintenance. The following are tips for homeowners to help keep doors working correctly for years to come. These maintenance tips require no help from a garage door specialist and usually take less than 10 minutes to perform.
Inspect Your Cables
Never touch the cables! These high tension cables are responsible for lifting the door. They have enough force to cause severe injuries and even death. Visually inspect the garage cables to see if there are broken strands or anything that is out of order. If you see there is damage, we recommend hiring a professional garage door specialist.
Apply Oil To The Moving Parts
Ten minutes of work can potentially add years to the life of your garage door. Keeping your door components greased will keep your garage running smooth and quiet. Use oil on your garage opener chain and spray lubricants on the hinges, rollers, bearings, and tracks.
Remember, never attempt to do any work on the springs or cables. Leave that to the professionals.
Bolts & Screws On Your Door
Examine and tighten the brackets on the rollers and the bolts with a wrench. The average garage opens and closes more than a thousand times a year. It is easy for hardware, screws, and bolts to loosen with all the movement and vibration.
Replace The Rollers
Garage rollers that are worn, cracked, or chipped need replacement immediately. Only attempt to replace the rollers if it is not attached to the cable system. Whether you have nylon rollers or steel rollers, inspect them at least twice a year and replaced them every seven years. If you use your garage door more frequently, check rollers more often throughout the year.
Don’t have enough time to do this type of check-up? Call a garage door specialist to schedule an appointment. DW Repair Service Inc. offers affordable tune-up and repair services to keep your garage door operating smoothly in Killeen, TX. Call us at (254) 221-6657 now!