One of the largest appliances in your home is the garage door. It’s also one of the most overlooked for regular maintenance. Most homeowners have their heating and cooling systems checked annually. It’s also a good idea to have a professional check your garage door and perform essential maintenance to help prolong the life of the door.
Although you can perform simple maintenance tasks yourself there’s other tasks like spring or roller track repair/replacement that are best left for trained professionals.
Basic maintenance includes the following:
- Clean your metal doors a couple of times per year with a mild detergent using a soft car brush. Wood doors should be cleaned in accordance to the manufacturers instructions.
- Keep the area where the door meets the ground free of any obstructions. These areas tend to collect leaves, dirt, cobwebs and other debris. This may prevent a strong seal or impact the weight distribution of the door.
- Apply white lithium grease to the moving parts of the garage door– rollers and hinges.
- Since there’s many moving parts in a garage door (track, roller wheels, springs) it’s important to look for worn or loose parts that may cause a bigger problem if not repaired or replaced.
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