Ready to give your home a good spring cleaning? Your garage door makes up a good portion of the exterior of your house, so let’s give it a good inspection – keeping it fresh, clean, and in good working order for the Florida Summer and Winter seasons.
- All garage door springs will fail eventually just due to wear and tear, but good maintenance can prolong the life of the springs.
- Be sure to check the balance by lifting your garage door up halfway and let go of it. Springs in good working order should keep it completely still, but if the door sags and falls a bit, the springs are starting to show signs of wear.
Here’s an overview on how to inspect your garage door for maintenance issues.
Listen to your garage door…
Does it operate silently or does it make grinding or scraping noises? Worn, chipped or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible, and be sure to inspect and clear the tracks. Wood doors should be checked for water damage and warp, as well as chipped and peeling paint. Steel doors may have rust spots that need to be sanded, primed and painted. Wash your garage door regularly with a mild all-purpose cleaner at the same time you do your car.
A yearly garage door tune-up helps ensure safety, reliability, and quiet operation!
Garage doors may seem like benign devices that slowly lumber up and down. How could they hurt you? Easy. 30,000 injuries occur in the U.S. related to garage doors each year, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Some maintenance should only be performed by a trained garage door technician. Be sure to follow your manufacturers’ guidelines for maintenance specifics or call us to schedule a tune-up service call.