The best type of garage door repair is the kind you don’t need. After all the expenses homeowners incur over time, fixing your garage door is just another cost that you would surely rather avoid. We understand, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your door and opening system.
Is it possible to head off garage door repair before it’s needed? You bet! Below are four tips to keep your system in good condition.
1. Don’t Leave Items in the Way of the Tracks
If a haphazard hockey stick or ski is left in the way of the door as it’s coming down the tracks, you could have a problem the next time you press the open or close button.
The garage door safety sensor is there to prevent accidents, but if it fails for some reason and an item gets jammed in the tracks, you could have a serious issue. Bent tracks make for a loud, clanging door at best, and a breakdown of the system at worst. Improper alignment will also wear out the parts sooner.
Keep an eye out for obstructions and remove them before you have this problem.
2. Replace Batteries Regularly
Many homeowners complain that their garage door isn’t operating as smoothly as it used to. Sometimes when you press the button, the door doesn’t respond right away — or at all. Before you call and schedule garage door repair, check the batteries on your remote. Putting in fresh batteries might be the answer.
3. Lubricate Components on Schedule
Most tracks and rollers benefit from lubrication at least once a year. This helps to keep all parts working efficiently and reduces wear and tear on the system. Put an annual reminder on your calendar to inspect moving parts and spray on a silicone-based lubricant to facilitate smooth function.
4. React Quickly to Problems
Hear a loud banging noise when you open the garage? Is the screeching sound getting louder? Don’t ignore it! One of the biggest mistakes you could make is putting off garage door repair when it is necessary. React quickly, and you will ensure you catch the issue while it’s still minor and less expensive. Put it off and you may regret it!
When Repairs Are Unavoidable
When there is no quick fix for the issues you’re experiencing with your garage, contact Overhead Door Company. We will do everything we can to fix the problem efficiently and affordably. Whether you need new torsion springs or new rollers, trust our team for fast, professional service.