Garage Door Mainenance
The garage door is probably the largest movable part in any home. Garage doors do require regular maintenance in order to ensure that they keep working properly for years to come. This regular maintenance is best done by a trained professional like the ones at Garage Door Repair Philadelphia. By choosing a professional, not only are you getting high quality work done, but you also have someone who knows what they are looking at coming in and checking out your garage door periodically. This means that as soon as potential issues arise, we can already be on top of it. This avoids having larger, more expensive issues in the future.
Lubricating Moving Parts
In order to extend the life of your garage door, it is important to keep the hinges, rollers, and other moving parts properly lubricated. This helps to keep your garage door in shape by limiting the amount of stress that is put on the door and the door opening system. Twice per year it is a good idea to spray a high-quality lubricant on the rollers as well as the hinges. When this is complete, make sure that any excess has been cleaned off. Another part that needs to be lubricated is the springs that are attached to your garage door.
As a part of regular maintenance, our team will take care to inspect the tracks the lie on the sides of your garage door in order to make sure that there is no debris or rust. Dirt and rust can lead to the premature failure of rollers, springs and bearings that work your garage door. If we find any sticky residue, we will make sure to clean it off using a metal cleaner. We will also test to make sure that the tracks are vertical and do not put any torque or pressure on the garage door. If you need an adjustment, we can go ahead and make that adjustment the same day.
The rubbery weather-stripping that runs along the bottom of your garage door has the job of keeping out air, moisture, dust and dirt. This is a big job for such a small part and it is important that these rubber pieces are checked and cleaned regularly. If they become worn or torn, it may be time for new weather strips.
The next thing that we will do is check the balance of the garage door. If it is not well balanced and the weight is not distributed evenly, the affects of wear and tear can affect your garage door much more quickly. Making sure the door is balanced extends the life of your garage door system.