A lot of homeowners often overlook garage door maintenance. Despite how trivial the task looks, inspecting and maintaining your garage door is something that you should consider doing at least twice a year. When a garage door is neglected, a lot of stress is exerted on the door’s automatic opener. Spending one hour or even two in late fall and early spring each year could save you a lot of stress and keep you from spending hundreds, or even thousands on repairs.
Fortunately, there’s an easy ten-step routine that you could follow to improve the state of your garage door. For convenience, consider inspecting your garage door at the same time you perform activities you do seasonally like putting your lawnmower in storage for the cold season or winterizing your lawn sprinklers. Here are some tips on how to ensure your garage door stays in tip-top conditions.
Watch the Door and Listen to It When It Is Operating
Well-tuned, well-maintained garage doors are relatively quiet as they move up and down and do not jerk around when in motion.
Garage door and automatic opener issues tend to manifest in the form of grating, scraping sounds, and jerky movements. Well-tuned, well-maintained garage doors are relatively quiet as they move up and down and do not jerk around when in motion. When closing the door, look at its system – the pulleys, cables, and springs – and ensure they are symmetrical.
Clear the Door’s Tracks
Take a moment to inspect the tracks on eiter side of the door…