Tips To Avoid Your Garage Door From Breaking Down

Tips To Avoid Your Garage Door From Breaking Down

Tips To Avoid Your Garage Door From Breaking Down

Most of the homeowners are of the notion that a garage door is meant for the safety of their vehicles only. Moreover, they believe that moving a door doesn’t take much effort and it is quite easy and simple. But, in reality, a garage door is just the opposite of these notions; it is complex and dangerous. That’s why, it is important for every homeowner to know the potential of garage door, and how to prevent them from breaking down.

Regular maintenance and repair is the key to healthy garage door. Follow the regular basic inspections and maintenance tips to rectify the existing and potential issues.

  • Replace the Weather Stripping : Weather stripping is made of rubber or soft plastic material and installed at the bottom of the door. So, they tend to get damaged or worn out easily. Normally, weather seals last for around six to ten years, depending on the climate. So make sure that you replace them timely.
  • Lubricating Moving Parts: Over the time, your door will become noisy, which can be more than a mere inconvenience; not only for you, but also for the neighbors. So, lubricate the moving parts including rollers, chains and hinges with silicone or lithium spray. But never try to lubricate the parts with WD-40, as it is slippery and not designed for long-term solution.
  • Proper Cleansing: While you are lubricating your door’s parts, you need to ensure that you wipe out any residue soon after completing it to avoid build ups. Debris and dirt can lead to premature failing of rollers, springs or bearings. So, make it a routine to clean the garage door to prevent debris or dirt from accumulating. Use a damp cloth for the cleaning the door and parts or you can use a solvent metal cleaner but only for sticky residue.
  • Re-Alignment of Door Sensors: There is no denying the fact that overhead door opener relies on sensors. So, if your garage door stops working or the safety features fail to perform, sensors may get out of alignment. You should try to adjust it by using your hands until they have a straight line of sight.

If there are some issues that are beyond your control, it is ideal to call a professional to handle them. At Vancouver Garage Door Service, we provide a wide range of garage door repair, replacement and maintenance services across Vancouver. For your peace of mind, all our professionals are fully licensed, insured and bonded.