The loud noises you hear while opening your garage door could be a cry for help.
Your garage door needs constant care and maintenance for it to operate smoothly and efficiently.
Here are a few maintenance practices you can apply to your garage door.
- Check the state of the door when in action
Observation is one significant step. Does your garage door operate smoothly, or does it have jerky movements and scraping sounds?
Also, check both sides of the door systems (i.e., pulleys, springs, and cables). Do they look symmetrical?
- Check for loose hardware
On average, the garage door movement can amount to more than a thousand times in a year. This means the hardware parts can loosen.
So, make sure to examine and tighten all the loose parts whenever you notice them.
- Clear the garage door tracks
Inspect both tracks on each side of the door and clear any debris and rust. If you notice the tracks are not leveled, call in a technician to make the adjustments.
- Check for door alignment
A misaligned garage door means the door opener will have to work harder than usual, which won’t last.
So, test the door balance by pulling the release handle on the opener, then you manually lift the door halfway. See if the door remains in place without your help.
If it doesn’t, the door may be imbalanced, or the springs are old. Remember, spring adjusting or configuration is best left to the professionals.
- Check the rollers
For a garage door that is frequently being used, ensure you do the inspection at least twice a year and replace them if worn, cracked, or chipped.
- Lubricate hinges
For smooth-running, hinge lubrication is essential.
- Check the lifting cables
There may be signs of fraying or damage near the roller bracket due to friction. If you notice any of these signs, call the technicians as soon as possible.
- Groom your garage door
Maintenance is never complete without the final touch on your garage door. Check for water damage, paint peeling, or chipping and do the necessary.
Important note: schedule a garage door tune-up every once in a while, especially if you cannot carry out all these preventive maintenance practices.
Garage door maintenance services in Palmdale and surrounding areas
At TEC Services Garage Door Repair, we specialize in providing high-quality garage door maintenance and repair and all the other garage-door-related services.
Give us a call if interested in any of these services.