Garage Door Maintenance

Selecting a perfect garage door for your garage seems easier that it actually is.
The variety of available garage doors makes it necessary to take someone’s assistance while selecting a right door.
So, before starting with new garage door maintenance process, you must select a suitable door for your garage which in turn needs the awareness about the types of door.

Garage Door Maintenance

Planned Maintenance Program

Planned garage door Maintenance Program

Many families today use their garage door as the main entry point to their home.
Often times, we may forget, or take for granted, the 300 independently moving parts and pieced required to safely raise and lower our garage door.
Failure of any of these parts could potentially damage your entire garage door or garage door opener.
How many times each day does your garage door get raised and lowered? Do your kids use the garage door as a means of entering the home after school? What would happen if your garage door or garage door opener just stopped working?

Why Have Garage Door Maintenance Done?

The most important part of the home is the garage door, allowing you entry to your car and prized positions.
It offers protection, convenience, and insulation.
Still, it can wear out with time, and routine maintenance can extend the lifespan.

So, where do you start? First, you need to understand garage door tune-up basics as a properly functioning garage door begin by doing the following:

  • Do visual inspections to look for signs of wear and tear on rollers, pulleys, cables, and springs. Also, never try to fix torsion springs yourself, as they are under very high tension, leading to injuries.
  • It also helps to test the garage door balance.
    If not balanced correctly, the garage door opener works harder, and it will reduce the lifespan. You must disconnect the door opener by manually pulling the red cord to move it halfway up.
    The springs are only balanced if the door remains in place. We recommend you give us a call to check it out.

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Ottawa Garage Door Service, trained, technicians will also perform a 20-point garage door safety check with every garage door tune-up. Our garage door maintenance includes:

  • General Diagnostic service all
  • Inspect garage door sections, track, counterbalance system, hinges, rollers, and external weather seal
  • Tighten all bolts/screws
  • Lubricate garage door panel hinges, rollers, and springs
  • Lubricate garage door panel hinges, rollers, and springs
  • Check down-force pressure of Garage Door Opener
  • Align electronic eyes if applicable for Garage Door Opener

Preventative Measures You Can Take

Here are a few tips to help take garage door maintenance preventative measures to prevent problems:

  • Lubricate moving parts regularly to extend their lifespan.
    We recommend using quality lithium spray or silicone lubricant and avoid using oil or grease as it collects debris and dust.
    Also, avoid using WD-40 as it is not a long-term lubricant but cleaner.
  • Lubricate the springs, rollers, and hinges.
    Avoid lubricating the tracks and only clean them with a damp cloth.
  • Test the door balance and have it maintained to prevent the opener from working harder.
    You can do this by disconnecting the opener using the red cord to check if the door remains stable halfway.
  • Tighten the hardware, but before starting, inspect the parts of the system to see if anything is out of place.
    We recommend checking the roller brackets, tracks, hinges, springs, cables, pulleys, and the garage door opener.
  • Inspect the rollers; if they need replacing, call us.
    The same applies to the cables and pulleys if they look worn.
  • Lastly, ensure that the auto-reverse safety function on the mechanical and photocell works well.
    You can place a piece of wood on the ground in the door’s pathway.
    When the door touches the wood, it must reverse.
    To test the photoelectric system, close the door and pass your leg in the doorway’s path as it should reverse.

Give Ottawa Garage Door & Opener a Call

If you cannot handle the above, we recommend giving us a call to have garage door maintenance done the right way to keep it in tip-top condition.
Schedule your professional tune-up with us today. 

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