Extending the Life of Your Garage Door

If you’ve ever been woken up by your garage door going up or down, you know how irritating it can be. The thunder of wheels rolling down their tracks or the high pitch squeal of the gears straining to lift the weight of the door are not just symptoms that something is wrong with your door, but also that you have a safety issue.

Extending the life of your garage door doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With the right guidance, you can do many things yourself. And as with most things, the best way to make it last is to avoid any series problems by doing a regular inspection of parts and performing minor maintenance as needed. Here are few things you can test to see if you’re garage door needs attention.

  1. Performing a Visual Inspection of Your Garage Door
  2. Checking the Balance of Your Garage Door
  3. Testing the Reversing Mechanism of Your Garage Door
  4. Cleaning and Inspecting a Garage Door Photo Eye
  5. Lubricating Your Garage Door Hinges, Rollers and Track

By performing these simply steps, you can significantly extend the life of your garage door, improve its performance and even save money by avoiding expensive repairs and reduced heating and cooling bills. If you do find a problem, check out our blog entry entitled, “A Guide for Fixing Your Garage Door” with helpful tips on what you should and shouldn’t attempt to fix yourself. And if you decide that maybe you do need a garage door service professional, or even a new garage door, we hope you’ll Contact Custom Door & Gate.