When you own a home, it seems like there is constantly something you are having to get inspected or serviced. It’s important to make a calendar of when things need to be serviced so that it doesn’t fly under the radar until it’s too late. Many people don;t understand the importance of getting their garage doors serviced and they don’t even think about it until something sounds off or it stops working correctly. This is incredibly dangerous and leaves way too much opportunity for injury. Save yourself money, or a trip to the hospital, down the road by regularly servicing your garage door.
How often should I service my garage door?
At The Garage Door Guys Corp of Central Arkansas, we highly suggest having a professional technician come out and service your garage door every 6 months. That doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with routine maintenance on your own as well. We don’t suggest doing repairs on your own, but keeping your hinges lubricated and making sure things are tightened correctly can be done regularly at home.
How do I know it’s time to service?
If you take our advice and service your garage door every 6 months, we suggest doing it with the change of seasons! Whenever the weather gets cold, you want to make sure your garage door is prepared to handle those harsh winters. Come Spring time, you want to make sure to get your garage door serviced again to prepare for the warmer months. Your garage door can shift and as the Arkansas air gets humid, the moisture in the air can affect its functions as well.
Keep your door balanced
Have you noticed that your garage door seems to move whenever it is open partially? YOur torsion may need to be serviced if this is the case. A garage door that is off balance needs to be serviced immediately to keep from any injuries happening under your roof.
Hinges, Springs and Rollers
During the winter months, hinges, rollers, and springs can crack and become faulty. They need to be checked regularly because if they are not in pristine condition, they will not work correctly, therefore giving the potential for harm or damage.
Keep your garage door lubricated
Do you ever pull into your garage and realize that there is an unbearable screeching noise as the door continues to open or close? This is a tell tell sign that the metal parts or the motor need to be lubricated. One of our experienced technicians can do this for you.
Weatherseal not sealing?
As it says in its title, a weatherseal should seal to the ground and the walls to make sure air, critters, and burglars cannot get through. If there are gaps, there are multiple things that could have caused this. Sometimes the weather can tear down weather sealing or even animals that have chewed on it. It can occasionally be repaired but in some cases it just ne3eds to be repaired.
Signs to watch out for
If you’ve kept up with your regular routine maintenance from home and still think something may need to be serviced right away, here are some things you should look out for –
- Broken glass on garage door windows
- Loud noises whenever your door is opening or closing
- Garage door that will not open or close whenever it is supposed to
- Garage door that opens manually, without a locking mechanism
No matter whether you are needing a quick fix or wanting to sign up for our routine maintenance program, give us a call at (501) 412-2475 or fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are known for our fast and affordable work and take pride in every job that we do. We will come out and assess any problems if you need a repair and get to working right away on your garage door. We will also set up a routine maintenance program that works with your busy schedule.