While we always recommend thinking of the money you spend in your garage as an investment instead of an annoying cost, we understand not want wanting to spend any more money than is necessary. There are ways to avoid unnecessary costs when it comes to your garage and we are here to help you learn how.
You can prevent accidents in the future by keeping the garage door track as clean as possible. Over time, oils and grease can start to accumulate and even solidify in the track which can lead to problems for your garage door and if you don’t catch it in time, you might have to get repairs done. Wipe down the track when you see any build up and you can save yourself from problems in the future.
In order to raise up and down, there are a lot of moving parts that your garage door needs to be working smoothly. So keep all the working parts greased up, everything from overhead springs to every screw and chain. It only takes a few minutes to do and extends the life of your garage door as long as possible.
Keep an eye out for the weatherstripping and rollers in your garage. If you see cracks or they appear to be worn out, replace them for new ones on your own and you can prevent damage that needs an expert to repair it in the future.
Lastly, we recommend testing the balance of your door from time to time. Unplug the opener system from the door and manually lift the door only halfway to see if it stays in place. If it does, your door is in balance and you’re good to go. If it doesn’t, then you might need to call someone for a quick spring adjustment. But by catching it early on, you could avoid bigger problems and expensive repairs down the road.
Continuous maintenance is the key to preventing problems for your garage door and all of its parts. Your vigilance can catch a problem before it becomes worse and save you money and save you a call to the garage company for repairs or even a replacement. But if you do need any repairs or new parts, check out a list of parts and services on our website!