Your garage door is so integrated into your daily routine that you don’t really think about it despite the fact that it’s the one part of your home that is constantly opening and closing. You open the garage door when you leave for work and don’t think about it again until you return home. The problem is that if you aren’t going through your garage door maintenance checklist you will be caught off guard when it does break. When your garage door breaks, it will surely be when you least expect it. If your garage door does break down, Pacific Experts Garage Doors will be there to repair or replace it. Go through this garage door maintenance checklist to make sure that you extend the life of your garage.
One of the easiest places to start going through your maintenance checklist is by cleaning your garage door. Clean your garage door tracks and all of the parts that you can easily access and remove all of the dust and dirt. This will help make sure that the moving parts that make up your garage door don’t jam or break.
Look & Listen
While you’re cleaning your garage door, look and listen for loose hardware, broken springs, cables, unbalanced tracks, and the whole nine yards. Listen out for anything that sounds off. If your garage door is making noises that squeak or it sounds like the garage door isn’t balanced, you should call a professional garage door company to inspect and repair your garage door.
If you notice any loose hardware, bolts, and roller brackets with a socket wrench. The last thing that you want is for your garage door to come slamming down on your gar because you had loose nuts and bolts.
Inspect and Replace Rollers
Worn out, chipped, and cracked rollers can cause your garage door to squeak, jam, or derail. Garage door rollers generally have a lifespan of about 5 to 7 years depending on how much your garage door being used. You can have a garage door repair company repair them every few years.
Torsion springs do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to garage doors, so they can be dangerous if they break. While you should add inspecting your torsion springs into your garage door maintenance checklist, you should never DIY repair these. Call the Pacific Experts immediately if you notice any signs of wear or rust.
Check the Tracks
When you clean your garage door, remember to clear the tracks of any dirt, dust, and debris that might block the rollers on the garage door.
One of the best ways to take care of and maintain any moving parts is to lubricate them. This will ensure that they do not wear down as quickly. You can use a lubricant like motor oil to lubricate rollers and garage door openers.