Keep Garage Doors Running Smoothly04/14/2015 Back To Blog
Garage doors are very important for our security and safety. We must know how to properly maintain it so it can last longer and not encounter serious problems involving these heavy doors. Garage door repair will cost you more so it is better to always keep your door in excellent shape to keep it running smoothly all the time.
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How are we going to keep our doors running smoothly?
Lubrication is very important in maintenance. You have to apply some appropriate lube to the rollers or to the small wheels that are attached to the sides of the door. You should also squirt or drop some household oil on the rollers’ spindles. While applying the lubricant, inspect the rollers to see if it is not yet worn out. If you are using nylon rollers, you must be meticulous in inspecting them since these rollers wear out easily. You always have a replacement part ready at all times.
Also check all the hinges of the door and see if each of them is properly aligned and make sure all are securely fastened by tightening the screws. There may be instances when the hole of the screw becomes bigger. All you have to do is replace the screw with another one with bigger diameter so it can be securely fastened. Do not forget to inspect the garage door tracks as well and see if there is misalignment. You can make adjustments by loosening the brackets first that hold the tracks and hammer it slightly until it is positioned correctly. Likewise, place the right lubricant on the tracks for added smoothness.
Always remember to seek professional assistance if you see any problems or abnormalities with your garage door springs. This part must only be handled by experts to prevent any kind of danger. Better yet, get the technicians from our garage door company to handle the entire maintenance process so everything will be done perfectly. The secret to excellent functionality of the mechanism of garage doors depends on proper and regular maintenance.