The importance of your garage door cannot be overemphasized. It plays an important role in the security of your house. It also part of the visual appeal of the house’s exterior. The garage door is so big that everyone outside can see it.
For this reason, taking proper maintenance of your garage door is non-negotiable.
Read the tips below to understand how to maintain your garage door.
General tips on how to maintain the garage doors
Remember these garage door maintenance tips and use them as part of your daily work to make sure your garage door is always safe and in good working order:
After closing the garage door, carefully inspect the inside. Inspect each cable, spring, pulley, and roller for signs of damage or excessive wear. If you find faulty parts, please contact a professional immediately. Worn components can cause serious garage door safety problems.
1) Listen carefully as you open and close the garage door.
Some problems are difficult to spot but you can hear the easily. When you hear new noises like new moans or scratches, it’s time to inspect the door thoroughly.
2) Check to see if the hardware is loose.
Garage doors have moving parts. This movement can cause vibrations. Over time, vibration can lead to ringing and loose screws. You can repair this problems with common tools.
4) Lubricate the chains, springs, rollers, and other moving parts of the garage door.
Perform this process at least once a year as part of your regular garage door maintenance. Check the manufacturer’s documentation to know the type of lubricant that is best for your equipment.
5) Examine the door for visual damage.
Check the exterior of the door for scratches, watermarks, rust, and other unsightly problems. Many cosmetic problems can be solved with a little sanding and painting.
6) Replace the weather seal if it is cracked or damaged.
Make sure the garage door is properly balanced. To do this, pull the release handle to release the automatic garage door opener and then manually open the door. After opening the door, stop halfway to see if the door stays in place by itself. If it moves, your counterweight can lose its balance, leading to premature wear on the automatic bottle opener motor.
7) If the door itself is damaged, you should replace the garage door.
A properly maintained garage door can last for years, but a sloppy door will only cause problems. Sometimes the best way to enjoy the garage door is to change it completely.
8) Automatic maintenance of garage doors
Besides knowing how to maintain a garage door, it is better to know how to maintain a garage door opener system. Keep the following tips in mind about automatic garage doors:
9) Test the mechanical reverse safety function.
The garage door has two reverse security features to ensure that the garage door cannot be closed to anyone. If resistance is felt when closing, the mechanical safety function reverses the rear door cover’s opening. To test this function, place a piece of wood where the door is closed and then press the button to close the door. When the door hits the wood, it should open backward. If not, you should ask professionals to resolve this security risk.
10) Test the sensor of the door.
The second reverse security function of the automatic garage is the photoelectric sensor system. To test the sensor, do a project between them when the door is closed. If the door continues to close, ask a professional to resolve this potentially dangerous problem.
11) Change the restriction settings.
If you find that the door is not properly closed, you can change the door opener’s limit set. This usually involves pressing a series of buttons on the main unit of the garage door opener. Specific instructions for setting the closing limit on the break contact can be found in the operating instructions.
12) Replace the remote battery.
Test and replace the batteries in the remote control regularly.