Avoiding Costly Repairs Through Proper Garage Door Maintenance
Repairing a broken garage door can be a hassle for any person, even professionals. There are plenty of methods that can help you limit the amount of repair you have to actually do for your garage. Over the years garage doors have become increasingly technically advanced with the invention remote control mechanical doors. The advance in technology has also increased the need for routine maintenance checks and in some cases annual repairs. This can be extremely annoying for most people so we will examine certain methods to decrease repairs in a simple cheap manner.
The first thing that needs to be prevented (especially if you have children) is making sure that you keep dents to the minimum. Dents in a garage door can cause tremendous problems especially with opening and closing.
The tracks that enable the garage door to open and close can become extremely damaged by dents. This can be recognized by a screeching sound or just an unfamiliar sound coming from your garage door every time you open it. Try using a hammer or mallet to knock dents back into place, this will keep your garage from losing track making it last longer.
If you have a mechanical or electric garage door it is a good idea to make sure all circuits are running correctly. Checking the battery on a routine basis can be the defining factor on the longevity of your garage door.
When doing electric garage door repairs check to see if all the wires are intact. If you’re remote begins to struggle to control the door, check the batteries then check all necessary wiring that could affect the performance of your garage door and the remote control.
Also with electric doors, weather conditions can play a role in the doors deterioration. Regular maintenance is the best and most simple option for effective garage door repairs. Making sure all metal is lubricated with a good silicon spray lube can make the life of your garage door substantially longer.
Also, if you have children try to limit the amount of times they open and close your garage door. It is important to check the bolts and screws in your garage door regularly to ensure safety and performance.
If you use your garage frequently it is important to check all necessary door panels and brackets holding it in place as well.
Making garage door repairs should be simple and easy and these are the best preventative ways to keep your garage from breaking down. Professional garage repairs can be expensive so it is important to take all precautions to save you money in the long run.
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