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Garage Door Maintenance Tasks

Garage Door Maintenance Tasks

Garage Door Maintenance Tasks

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Garage doors remain one of the most overlooked areas of your home. It is opened and closed so often that it can cause a lot of problems.

You can avoid the inconvenience of a broken system by getting used to routine maintenance of garage doors. You can also let a friend or family member help you. If you are uncomfortable doing the work yourself, you can contact us at Prolift Garage Doors. We are a premier garage door service provider that can get any degree of garage door problem resolved in no time. Call us at (888) 754-3063 for any garage door repair or maintenance you need.

Basic Maintenance Tasks Every Garage Door Needs

These tasks can help ensure the trouble-free operation of your garage door. Remember however that some of these can only be done with the help of professionals, so always proceed with caution.

  1. Conduct a Visual Inspection on Your Garage Door

Observe your door carefully. Sometimes doing so can help detect hidden problems on your garage door. While the door is closed, you can look for damaged panels, bent rails and corrosion.

Open the doors and check for any damage or signs of corrosion inside the garage door, such as a broken cladding or a broken rail.

  1. Disconnect Garage Doors And Do The Following

Some of the steps below can only be done with the help of professionals.

  • For loosened nuts and bolts

When moving the door down, put down the wrench or socket and tighten when the inspection uncovers loose nuts or bolts.

A garage specialist needs to adjust the springs, ropes and pulleys. Caution is required to avoid overdoing the hardware, especially with heavy parts such as screws, nuts or bolts.

  • Maintaining Tracks

Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on the rails, so wipe the rails with a clean, damp cloth to give you enough time to dry before you open the door.

You must not (and should not) grease the tracks, and if they are damaged or no longer running, you should call in an expert for repair.

  • Ensure All Parts Are Lubricated Properly

They need to be lubricated regularly and there is a good chance that they will cause damage, prevent bonding and noise and cause problems with the door.

Check the condition of the rubber seal on the bottom of your door and check for signs of corrosion such as cracks, or holes in the seal. You can also control the noisy garage door with the help of a good seal and a regular lubrication session with a professional mechanic.

  1. Double Check Weatherstripping

If it is badly rotted or missing, buy or cut a sleeper seal or if it is badly rotting, you must buy and cut it. If so, remove and replace with new material as prescribed by the manufacturer or remove and re-seal.

  1. Check All Safety Measures

  2. Test Your Photoelectric Sensor

To test this, press the control button to close the door, wave a long object in front of you and the goal is to turn it around automatically.

If the door fails this inspection, a professional repair is required and the garage door opener must be pulled out when the door is closed. If you pull the control button on the garage door opener, this will cause a failure.

  1. Door Balance Test

Check if your garage door is still stable. You may need to manually lift the door up to waist level and then lift it back up to the garage door opener and open it manually.

If there is any resistance, the door is out of balance when closing and requires professional adjustment. It should be kept completely open and lifted gently. If the door does not pass this test, it should be serviced by an expert and automatically switched off.

  1. Reversing Mechanism Test

When the doors are fully open, place a 2x4 in the middle of the garage door. Press the control button to close it, and when it is fully closed, press the button again.

Time To Call In The Experts

At ProLift Garage Doors, we pride ourselves on installing, repairing and maintaining the best and most modern garage doors and door systems in the industry.

To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us at (888) 754-3063. We offer our garage door services to both residential and commercial needs across Portland and nearby areas.

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