How to Care for Your Garage Door Between Services

Between professional service visits, there are certain things you should do to ensure your garage door is in good working order.

Conduct a Monthly Visual Inspection

Stand inside the garage and keep the door closed. Look closely over the springs, rollers, pulleys, mounting hardware, and rollers for signs of wear and tear or damage. Check to make sure the cable is not worn or fraying. Make sure the mounting hardware is still securely in place. If anything doesn’t look right for sound right, it could be the fine have a more serious problem. Contact a professional service technician right away to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. 

Conduct a Monthly Reversing Mechanism Test

If your door comes with an automatic opener system and it was manufactured after January 1, 1993, it is required to have a reversing mechanism. Open the door completely blank piece of wood this is a 2 x 4 on the center of the garage door opening where the door with touch the floor. Push the garage door opener transmitter and check to make sure that when it hits the piece of wood it automatically start going up in reverse. If it does not it should be serviced by a professional. 

To avoid a squeaking garage door, apply a small amount of spray lubricant or grease to the garage door hinges, tracks, and rollers. Also conduct a monthly door balance test, and a photo eye test.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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