There is more to your garage door, than just the door panels itself. Your garage door is complex system of mechanical parts that work together to keep your door functioning like new.
Like any mechanical system, your garage door requires general maintenance to help keep everything in working order.
Garage door maintenance should be done at least twice per year; in the spring and fall. By keeping up with basic maintenance, you will not only keep your garage door looking and operating like new; you can also help to prevent problems from arising, and can cut down on extensive repairs.
Here are some ways that you can help to keep your garage door operating at its best.
Inspect your garage door and its mechanical components for wear and tear. Look for broken parts, or loose bolts and nuts, or any obviously broken pieces that may need replaced. Bent tracks are a common source of problems for garage door. Check to see that the tracks are dent free and in good condition.
Clean your garage door panels once a year to keep them looking their best, and to prevent corrosion. Wooden doors should be cleaned with a dry, soft cloth. Make sure the tracks are free from debris. Wipe any buildup of dirt and grease from the tracks as this can cause issues with opening and closing.
Proper lubrication keeps your garage door rolling along smoothly can help the mental hardware to last longer. Never lubricate your garage door tracks, but be sure to lubricate the moving metal components such as hinges, rollers, and chain.
Check Weather Seals
Weather stripping adds extra insulation to your garage, and can help you to save on energy costs. Inspect the weather stripping on your garage door for cracks and breakage, and replace when needed. Weather seals should be applied on the bottom, in-between the panels, and along the frame of your garage door.
For more information on garage door maintenance, visit Lone Star Overhead Doors. If your door is operating in less-than optimal condition, call your Houston garage door repair specialists, Lone Star Overhead Doors, today. 281-973-7132
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