Summer is coming, is your Garage Door ready?
Summer is here, is your home ready? Fend off the summer heat by investing in your garage door system this summer. Discover ways to protect your home and loved ones with a reliable garage door. Here are some quick maintenance tips to keep your garage in excellent shape.
Check your garage door hardware. A quick scan of your garage can be an eye-opening experience and allows you to inspect the conditions of your garage door hardware. Watch for rust. Take note of any obvious issues, such as dangerous parts that need replacing, broken or loose screws, malfunctioning safety sensors, or any other concerns like moisture.
Beware of any squeaks and oil your hardware. With the summer heat, lubricating your garage door system components helps the parts move smoothly and prevents rusting and corrosion. While most hardware can be lubricated from the outside, some units require you to remove panels to access parts. Take extra care when lubricating parts that are not easily accessible or that run along an overhead rail to prevent injury. Find instructions in your owner’s manual or online for proper lubrication techniques.
Check out your Cables and Tracks
Look for fraying or kinks in any cables to determine if the parts are ready for replacement. Cables generally last about three years and should be replaced immediately if you see damage or fraying. Also, inspect your garage door’s tracks to make sure they’re straight. Tracks that are not level can cause the springs, cables, and bearings to wear out prematurely.
Clean Out Debris
Eliminate debris from getting into your garage door system through rain gutters or other access points such as vents and windows. Debris can cause problems with your garage door’s safety sensors and cause damage like dents in your door panels.
Sand, Prime, and Paint
Consider sanding, priming, and then repainting your garage door for a smooth-to-the-touch finish. Regular exteriors painting of your garage door can prevent rusting and corrosion, which will lower your energy costs and keep your door in its best shape.
In conclusion, garage door care and maintenance for the summer is not an easy task, but the investment you make into it can make a great difference.
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