Tips For Maintaining Garage Doors

When you find your neighbours and just about everyone else yelling at you when you open and shut your garage door, it’s probably high time that you considered maintenance for them. Your garage doors are an integral part of a house and if left to rot, they will decrease the potential market value of the property. That’s bad news if you’re looking to sell your home and move. Here’s an article that tells you what to look out for and how to go about it.

Maintenance is required if:

Your remote control roller doors would need attention if you find that they’re opening as if against their will. There might be a groan here and there. Sometimes, you may find them shuddering while opening or closing. The garage doors may become stuck halfway or fail to respond to your remote command. At other times, they might refuse to respond but you can see that the motor is still running. Most RC roller doors come with sensors that will make the door bounce off when they hit your car or if there is any obstacle in the way. When you find that they’re not doing so, it’s probably time to call for help from the maintenance guys. Another concern is if you spot a gap in-between the roller door and the ground.

Maintenance of garage doors

If you choose to have regular maintenance done for your garage door, you’ll find it operation quietly and smoothly without any hitches. You probably will not be able to perform roller door repairs because it’s a professional’s job. There are some things that you can ask them to do on a regular basis, like retensioning of the roller doors, resetting the door so that it functions at its peak potential, check to see if the remote you have is actually working and also tightening of all the fixtures as well as the moving parts of the roller doors. Lubrication also plays a major part, and the maintenance guys will take care of that because it falls in their checklist. Other maintenance task list components include aligning of the tracks to make sure that the door is functioning properly, weather seal replacements at regular intervals to keep the door in top notch shape and safety checks. The safety checks include seeing to it that all parts have been tightened, the motor is running properly, ensuring that the electrical cables are not cracked or that no wires are visible, and checking the remote control.

Once the maintenance crew finishes, ask them for a visit a couple of months later, so that they can gauge the effectiveness of the maintenance, and also tell you if you need repairs or a new roller door.