Garage Door Maintenance

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Dallas-Ft Worth, TX

Nacogdoches-Lufkin-Jasper, TX

Atlanta, GA

Keep Your Garage Door Running Efficiently and Safely

If you want your garage door to keep running efficiently and safely, you must perform periodic maintenance. Not only will a little upkeep help you avoid expensive repairs in the future, but also save anyone from getting severely injured in the unfortunate event of a door breakdown. With that in mind, here are some maintenance tips that you might find valuable.

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Visual Inspection

You may not be a certified garage door technician, but you can certainly take a little time out to visually inspect your garage door. If you have a metal door, you may need to check for rust spots. If you do catch sight of any, it is best to have the spot sanded, primed and painted as soon as possible. Similarly, a wooden garage door can be inspected for water damage. If the door is warped and losing its shape, it means that there is water damage and you should get the door sealed quickly to avoid any further damage. While you are at it, you should also consider washing your garage door regularly. After all, your garage door is one of the first things people see when they pull up to your home, so it better be clean and presentable.

Inspect the Bolts and Screws

A typical garage door opens and closes hundreds of times a year (thousands, if talking about a commercial garage door). All this movement makes it easy for the screws and bolts to become loose. So, you should inspect the brackets on the rollers and the bolts and if they are loose, fasten them using a (socket) wrench.

Check the Cables

You should never touch the garage door cables. These high tension cables have the force to lift heavy-duty garage doors, so think about what they can do to you! If you have not already figured out, the force is enough to inflict fatal injuries on you. So, inspect your garage door cables for split fibers or anything that is out of order. If there is damage, it is highly advised that you hire a professional.

Clear the Tracks

Inspect the tracks on the sides of the door for debris or trash as well as any physical damage such as misalignment. While debris or trash can be easily cleaned with a citrus-based solvent, adjustments to the alignment are more complicated and should only be taken care of by a professional garage door technician.

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garage door maintenance

Check the Cables

You should never touch the garage door cables. These high tension cables have the force to lift heavy-duty garage doors, so think about what they can do to you! If you have not already figured out, the force is enough to inflict fatal injuries on you. So, inspect your garage door cables for split fibers or anything that is out of order. If there is damage, it is highly advised that you hire a professional.

Clear the Tracks

Inspect the tracks on the sides of the door for debris or trash as well as any physical damage such as misalignment. While debris or trash can be easily cleaned with a citrus-based solvent, adjustments to the alignment are more complicated and should only be taken care of by a professional garage door technician.

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Apply Oil to the Moving Parts

Try to keep your garage door components (rollers, hinges, bearings and tracks) well-lubricated to ensure smooth and quiet operation. Again, do not attempt to do any work on the garage door cables or springs. Leave that to the professionals.

Replace the Rollers

Lastly, inspect your garage door rollers and replace broken, worn or chipped ones immediately. Keep in mind that you should only try to swap the rollers if they are not connected to the garage door cable system. Regardless of what type of rollers you have in your garage, though, they should be examined no less than twice a year and replaced every five to seven years. If you use your garage door more frequently, then you should take a look at your rollers more often throughout the year.

Get a professional tune-up for your garage door.

Do you feel that you do not have the time, expertise and equipment to carry out periodic checkups on your garage door? You don’t need to worry! Call Integrity Garage Doors to schedule an appointment. We offer reliable yet cost-effective professional tune-up services to ensure that your garage door operates smoothly, safely and efficiently for years to come.

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