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What do your garage door, your HVAC and your teeth have in common? Probably more than you think!

What do your garage door, your HVAC and your teeth have in common? Probably more than you think!

What do your garage door, your HVAC and your teeth have in common? Probably more than you think!

Be honest... when do you give attention to your garage door? When it starts sounding strange, looks out of whack or stops working altogether?

Fact: Garage doors are the most used but often the most overlooked feature when it comes to preventative home maintenance. So don't let neglect be the reason that your door malfunctions, holds your car hostage and keeps you from hitting the road.

And just like other things in your life (your car, your HVAC, your teeth...), a regular check-up, periodic tune-up, and a good cleaning go a really LONG way to avoid the hassle-filled, rigmarole (and emergency call fees) of a total garage door failure.

Trust me... when a breakdown happens, you won't be happy.

With just a wee bit of proactive maintenance and routine care, homeowners can keep their largest and hardest working door running smoothly, day in and day out, to prevent serious door problems or a total collapse.

Other things you can do to care for your garage door:

Begin by including your garage door on your home maintenance checklist and you'll stay ahead of problems.

Clean your garage and your garage door -- from the inside out. Be sure to learn the 'dos and don'ts' before tackling the job yourself. (Hint: Using a power washer isn't such a great idea.)

Garage door insulation, seals and weatherstripping keep garage temperature extremes at bay and will reduce moisture too. Those are good things!

Remember to check and change the batteries in your opener (as well as your smoke detectors) twice a year.

Make sure your garage door sensors aren't blocked or knocked out of place.

Whether you prefer to DIY or go-to-the-pros, schedule time for garage door maintenance; don't procrastinate on needed repairs.

Key Takeaways:

Make time for maintenance to catch problems early, prolong the lifespan of your door and keep it operating smoothly; avoid the headaches, hassles or injuries caused by a garage door failure. And when the time comes, go ahead and replace it since a new garage door is a cost effective way to increase your property's value.

Next Steps:

Curious whether your existing door needs a safety check, tune-up or minor repairs? Maybe it's best to simply replace it altogether? Well, if you're wondering these things, just call a reputable company like ProLift Garage Doors.

And if you reside in Greater St. Louis or any of the surrounding areas, give us a try. We know ALL about garage doors so you don't have to... we're friendly and professional too!

Visit our St. Louis website anytime to ask us questions or even to schedule an appointment.

Or better yet, just give us a call: 636-362-6960.

Outside of St. Louis, call: 888-754-3063.

Other Helpful Articles From Pro-Lift Garage Doors of St. Louis:

Garage Doors Named The #1 Home Improvement Project For 2019... Again!

FYI: When To DIY and When NOT To DIY Garage Door Repairs

Garage Door Repairs May Be More Important Than You Think

Editor's note 4/25/2020:  For a recent and popular article about customer frequently asked questions, just go here: Garage Door Repair and Replacement:  Frequently Asked Questions

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