We’ve all seen the damage cold weather can do to a garage door — it causes the metal to shrink, leading to binding between the tracks. That means you’ll have a tough time opening and closing your garage door, which is no laughing matter.
Luckily, there are some easy tips to help maintain your garage door and ensure it lasts for another season!
- Grease the Pulleys
Greasing your garage door’s pulleys once a month will help them work more smoothly. Also, lubricate the rollers and tracks every six months.
- Check the Track Tension
No matter how often you grease your pulleys, the tracks will bind if your garage door has proper tension. To check for proper pressure, open both sides of the door and take note of how far away from each other they are. You will need to adjust if they are more than 1 inch apart.
- Check the Belt Tightness
Do this while your door is open. You may need new rollers if it takes too much force to close it and slack hangers if it takes too much energy to open it.
- Clean the Grills on Your Garage Door Opener
Homeowners often neglect garage door openers, which shouldn’t be the case. You can regularly clean the grills using a microfiber cloth to wipe off the dust that accumulates on them throughout the winter season.
- Check the Track Strain Reliefs
Track strain reliefs are metal strips that keep the door’s weight from being too much for the tracks to handle. If they’re loose, press them down; if they’re tight, take them out and replace them with a new set.
Professional Garage Door Inspections in Palmdale and the surrounding areas
Don’t wait for your garage door to break down. It’s essential to catch little problems before they turn into big ones. Professional garage door inspection services from TEC Services Garage Door Repair will help you notice any issues early.