Keep the Garage Door in Good Shape with These Maintenance Tips

Garage Doors ImageEveryone wants to ensure that their garage stays in good shape. However, doing so can prove difficult. The first thing that you want to do is ensure that you are inspecting your garage door annually. This will allow you to identify a potential issue before it becomes a major, and rather expensive, issue. There are plenty of things that you can do yourself when it comes to maintenance for your garage door. However, you may want to contact a professional if you find yourself in need of garage door repair in Sacramento so that you won’t have to worry about whether or not the job was done correctly. Here are some things that you can do in order to ensure that you are properly conducting the maintenance needed to prevent your garage door from having major future issues.

The most important thing you can do is to use your sense of sight and your sense of sound. Make sure that you are observing how the door to your garage is working each and every time that it is used. Take into consideration whether or not the operation is smooth or if it appears a bit jerky, whether or not you hear an unusual sound, or if the sides of the system appear to be symmetrical or not.

You may also want to tighten up any relevant hardware. Think about how often you use your garage door. Your garage door moves a lot of times within the span of a year. Each movement causes vibration, and this vibration can result in hardware becoming loose. For this reason, it is essential that you examine all of the roller brackets and bolts and tighten them when necessary using a socket wrench.

You should also make sure that you are checking that the garage door is balanced. Anytime the door to your garage isn’t balanced as it should be it causes the door to your garage to work harder and decreases the lifespan of the door. In order to check the balance of the door, you want to start by disconnecting the opener. You do this by pulling the release handle. The release handle is typically going to be a red cord that you pull. Once you have done this, move the door about halfway up manually. If the door doesn’t stay, then this is a sign that the springs are not balanced properly. In order to adjust the springs, your best to find a professional garage door service in Sacramento.

The next thing that you need to do is check the rollers. Rollers can be made of steel or nylon. You should make sure that you check these once every six months. You should make sure that the rollers are replaced at least once every seven yours, and more often if you use the door to your garage multiple times a day. If you find that the rollers are worn, cracked, or chipped in any way then it is important that you replace them as soon as you can. In order to replace the roller, you need to remove and then reinstall roller brackets that are not attached to the cable system directly.

 

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