The garage door is one of those aspects of the home that most homeowners take for granted—until the day it stops working. Though your garage door may eventually break down, you can delay this inconvenience by performing regular maintenance. Here’s a quick look at the essential components of a professional garage door maintenance visit:
Checking the spring
Every vertical-opening garage door needs a strong torsion spring in order to open correctly. Unfortunately, old age and exposure to moisture can cause a spring to rust or otherwise become weakened. That’s why professional garage door repairmen always check the spring as a part of their regular routine. Though you may be tempted to look at the torsion spring yourself, you should know that the stored tension can make this component very dangerous.
Testing the opener
Since the electronic opener is the most complex aspect of a garage door system, it has the most potential for malfunction. If there’s a small problem with your garage door opener, a garage door expert should be able to spot and repair it before it becomes a big problem.
Lubricating the hinges
Old garage doors are notorious for making a lot of noise. Though garage door openers are responsible for some of the noise, dry hinges are significant culprits as well. If you don’t feel comfortable lubricating your garage door’s hinges, don’t worry—a professional will do it for you during his maintenance routine.
Even if you’re the most conscientious garage door owner in the world, your garage door may end up in need of repairs. In addition to making sure that your garage door’s components are intact, a garage door maintenance professional will fix any and all damaged components. If your door’s tracks are slightly askew, for example, you can count on a maintenance expert to straighten them.
If it’s been a while since anyone’s looked at your garage door, contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service. We’ve provided Dallas homes and businesses with stellar garage door installation, maintenance, and repairs for over 15 years. If you call us today at (972) 544-7367, we’ll gladly get started on your garage door.