Proper garage door maintenance is crucial for safety, longevity, and functionality. Tasks involve cleaning, lubricating, inspecting hardware, balancing and testing reverse mechanisms, and replacing worn parts. Professional maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door.
Like any other mechanical component of your household, regular garage door maintenance is required for your garage door to function correctly.
At Advantage Garage Doors, we cannot stress the importance of preventative garage door maintenance and its vital role in ensuring the door and all of its components live up to its full potential.
Whether you decide to perform garage door maintenance tasks yourself or prefer to contact one of our technicians – garage door maintenance is paramount in maximizing your door’s longevity.
If your door is steel, we highly recommend washing it once per year, using one cup of detergent containing less than 0.5% phosphate diluted into five gallons of warm water. Using a soft brush or sponge, clean the garage door panels. To finish, rinse abundantly to prevent residue from showing.
The first step of garage door maintenance is a visual inspection. For that reason, Look at the torsion springs, cables, rollers, hinges, and other hardware parts for signs of wear or rust. Should any of these components present excessive wear, rust, or otherwise look damaged, please get in touch with one of our trained garage door technicians to perform a repair.
Many garage door parts can present a danger to you. As such, we highly recommend getting a trained expert if you suspect any hardware component of your door is faulty.
The moving parts of your garage door hardware should be lubricated regularly using a non-silicone-based lubricant. However, you should not lubricate plastic parts!
To test the garage door balance. First, release the garage door from the garage door opener by pulling on the release string. Only do this when your door is fully closed. Do not disengage the door from the motor if it is even partially open.
Manually lift the door. It should not be heavy, and you should encounter little resistance. The door should remain open about three or four feet above floor level. Concceqentely, If it does not, your door is out of balance.
For garage door maintenance and to rebalance your door, contact one of our experienced technicians.