Garage Door Maintenance Tips: 5 ways to make your door last!

At GDU, we build custom garage doors that are centerpieces to our customers homes. These handcrafted elements are a real investment of money and time for your home, why not make it last??

We have some helpful tips to ensure your new garage doors are set up to last!

Look and Listen

Keep alert and watch your garage door open and close while listening for any noises that might be unusual. Your garage door is the largest opening in your home and should be checked for any issues throughout the year. Take note of any loose hanging parts, hardware, or other signs of wear and tear.

Garage Door Maintenance

Yearly tune up

Like your car, your garage door needs a tune up every year. Having your door inspected by a technician will keep everything running smoothly! They will inspect all your moving parts, your opener, and ensure that all hinges and hardware are tightened and ready to do some heavy lifting for years to come. There’s about 24 points of inspection on your garage door and every point is tested and checked for safety and efficiency.

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Replace Broken Springs

Your torsion spring is part of the muscle that keeps your garage door functioning. If it’s broken make sure you get them replaced ASAP. If your hesitant to have this service done on your door, it can literally make or break the door’s function.

A BIG tip about broken garage springs: NEVER replace them yourself! This part is packed with power and weight that can cause serious bodily harm or even death if not performed properly. Call a professional garage door technician and they will get them replaced easily and safely.

Garage Door Maintenance

Check weather seals

The rubber seal around the sides of the door and on the bottom keep your garage properly insulated. Check for any tears or gaps in the weather seals and make sure to have the replaced or adjusted. This piece protects your garage door and your garage itself from the outside elements like rain, snow, or rodents that can cause serious damage.

Garage Door Maintenance

Sensor Alignment

Your photo-eyes might seem like small little boxes at the bottom of your garage, but they keep the door safe and clear of debris in it’s path.  Adjust these parts to make sure they are firing away and giving the proper signal to your motor. If any items in your garage are blocking these guys or too close to their path, your door can malfunction.

Check out this brief video by LiftMaster on how to make the proper adjustment for your door’s sensors.

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Use these maintenance tips to keep your garage door running smoothly for years to come!

Visit GDU’s website to see more information on garage door service!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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