Your garage door is designed to protect and beautify your home. Thankfully, a bit of routine maintenance can keep your garage door in tiptop shape. A door in good repair is a safe door, so use the following guide to ensure that your garage door can pass a professional multi-point safety inspection.
- Visual Evaluations: Your garage door is made up of many moving parts. Take some time to spot and identify important components like the rails or safety catch. A quick visual inspection of these parts can help you determine if your garage door is unsafe. Dents in the door tracks, for example, could cause your garage door to become unstable. Catch these small repair problems with regular visual inspections and call the professionals before your garage door breaks down.
- Monthly Tests: Try to perform an operation test on your garage door once a month. First, open and close the door to make sure the door controls are responsive and consistent. Next, test the garage door’s safety stop with a paper towel roll—the garage door should sense the paper towel roll and automatically reverse direction. You should also take time to add lubricant to moving parts and to clean off the metal railing. This maintenance practice will reduce wear while helping your garage door perform as safely as possible.
- Professional Maintenance: Many garage door parts are tightly wound or extremely heavy. In fact, most serious garage door repairs should be left to trained technicians for safety purposes. Plus, in-depth maintenance gives your garage door a professional stamp of approval and helps to extend the life of your home.
GDR Garage Door Repair Service is always ready to solve your garage door repair problems. Call us at any time to speak with an experienced, helpful garage door expert. We can be reached at (972) 544-7367.