Your garage door is an important part of your home. Not only does it ensure that intruders don’t enter your garage, but it also protects the valuable items that you keep inside from the elements.
When you choose a garage door from Streamline Garage Doors, we want it to last a long time. That’s why we’ve put together a list of six tips to help you maintain your garage door for years to come.
As always, keep in mind that Streamline Garage Doors not only specializes in helping you find the perfect garage door for your home. We also help you maintain and repair it.
Tip 1: Watch your garage door every once and a while
We know — the minute you park your car in the garage after a long day of work, you immediately hit the close button and get to organizing the groceries that you need to take inside.
You might not often watch your garage door, but one of the best ways to determine if there is anything awry is to simply watch it. Does it move smoothly down the track? Is there any bobbling? Does the whole door move as one? Is it getting stuck on anything?
If something seems odd, you should give us a call to determine the cause.
Tip 2: Test your door’s balance
Your garage door isn’t a tight-rope walker, but it is tasked with staying on track and staying balanced on its tracks. To ensure your garage door is balanced, manually open your door to the half-way position.
If your door quickly falls or retracts, it likely means it’s unbalanced. This should be checked by a professional at Streamline Garage Doors right away to ensure it doesn’t cause further damage.
Tip 3: Tighten those parts
If you were to guess, would you ever imagine that your door is used thousands of times per year? It’s true! That being said, the small parts and mechanisms can loosen over the course of the year.
If they become too loose, not only do they become a safety concern, but they could damage your existing garage door. You should always ensure that all the bolts and tracks are tight!
Tip 4: Clean the tracks
Whether you use your garage for car storage, or if you are constantly working on another project, particles and debris can get in your garage door track and cause issues down the road. You’ll want to be sure that you clean your tracks on a regular basis so the doors and tracks stay in good condition.
Tip 5: Take time to lubricate
To ensure that all the working parts of your garage door are effective, you’ll want to grab some lubrication spray from the hardware store to lubricate the springs. This will keep them from rusting so they can do their job correctly.
Tip 6: Make sure your cables are in good working order
The cables attached to your garage door are what keep it working and moving. It’s a crucial element of your garage door, and if it’s damaged, it could cause serious injury. Be sure to inspect your cables regularly. If you see anything out of the ordinary, call a professional like Streamline Garage Doors to come take a look.
Streamline Garage Doors can help!
If you’re not sure what to look for when it comes to garage door maintenance, the experts at Streamline Garage Doors can help! Feel free to give us a call, and we’d love to help you perform preventative maintenance on your garage door!