Garage Doors are one of the largest home appliances, and while it does not need continuous attention it’s important to keep up yearly maintenance to prevent costly repairs in the future. While homeowners can fix many of the little maintenance and inspection items you can find scenarios where you should contact an expert to conduct more complex solutions. Below are signs and hints of when you need to receive your garage doors call on the professionals to do a yearly checkup.
When do you need to have your garage door serviced?
- If the door must be forced to move at any point in the cycle of opening or closure, it is time for support.
- If it is not balance; to test, manually start the doorway half Way, it should remain in place. If it shuts on its own it is not balanced and it’s time for service. Check the balance of your door at least once every year.
- If it is make an excessive noise while opening or closing.
- If it has been more than 2 years since the last service call.
Some of the more serious issues or items only a professional Around The Clock Garage Door should handle include the below, after all safety is key!
Visual Inspection that includes: examination of springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and mounting hardware. Examination of each components for sign of damage and wear.
Cable Examination For Fraying
Lubrication of moving parts like hinges, springs, rollers, door hinges, rollers, and tracks.
Assessing the balance to prolong garage door life. If Neglected it’s the catalyst for most of the damage. Lack of balancing and proper maintenance will gradually result in the cable jumping off the drum, door ajar from the opening, stripped gears, hinge break, folding and cracking panels, neglecting circuit boards, loud excessive noise, or operator separation from door. Appropriate repairs are subsequently made.
Assessing the tracking and ensure proper mounting, replacing An adjustment of the monitoring and ensure appropriate mounting of the machine, tighten and replace any loose or missing fasteners, fix the torsion or expansion springs tension, adjust the force and limit settings to ensure safety settings are correct.
If you continually ensure you are properly servicing your Garage door, in the long term you will save money on repairing issues you can stop, be safe by making certain professionals handle to more advanced garage door repairs and you will have longer lasting garage doors. It’s a win-win!
If you are in the San Jose area calls Around The Clock Garage Door to find out more about our annual garage door maintenance.