When your garage doors are working perfectly, you rarely think about something going wrong. Instead, you expect this to last forever.
Rather than hope for the best in the future, you should do some preventative maintenance today. You will have to spend money now, but you are definitely going to save in the long run. Additionally, it is nice to know that you are taking the steps necessary to prolong the life of your door while keeping your family safe.
When it comes to preventative maintenance, the one thing you don’t want to overlook is regular inspections. At least once per month (if not more often), you should take a close look at your entire system. Do you see anything wrong? Do you notice any missing parts or loud noises? As long as everything checks out, you don’t have anything major to worry about.
In addition to regular inspections, here are some other details to consider:
- Lubrication of moving parts
- Regular cleaning to keep your system free of debris
- Keep your weather stripping in good condition to improve energy efficiency
- Check the door opening and closing sensor
- Check cables and springs for wear and tear
With some of these ideas, you don’t have to spend any money. All you have to do is keep a close watch on the many parts that make up your garage door system. With others, you will have to get dirty and take a few dollars out of your pocket. But remember, the money you spend now is meant to help you avoid a costly repair in the future. Would you rather lubricate your garage door every so often for a few dollars or replace an expensive part because it wore out prematurely?
Just because your garage doors are working as intended right now, does not mean you can expect this to always be the case. To give your doors the best chance of a prolonged life, without the need for any major repairs, preventative maintenance is a must.
With regular maintenance, you are doing more than avoiding bigger issues in the future. You are also avoiding a potential disaster, such as somebody getting injured or your home being damaged.