3 Simple Tips for Garage Door Maintenance
- By McKenzie Hillam for Precision Garage Door
So you just bought a new garage door? It makes your home look brand new. Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their automatic garage doors after they initially install them, sometimes for years. Maintenance is crucial for your garage door to function properly. Otherwise, safety mechanisms could malfunction, and the life (and look) of your garage door will be shortened.
To keep that “brand-new” curb appeal, wash the door at least twice year. Otherwise, adhered dirt will cause rust spots. You could also use car wax to keep moisture and grime at bay.
Routinely inspect the automatic system, preferably monthly. Tighten the nuts and bolts every 6 months. Lubricate the rollers, hinges, and tracks at least twice year.
It’s crucial that your check the safety reverse mechanism in your garage door regularly. You could perform a simple test. Place a roll of paper towels underneath the garage door and close it. When the door hits the paper towels, it should reverse its course. If you finish this experiment with crushed paper towels, you need to call a professional to fix the issue.
So when you get your new garage door—or with your current garage door—be sure to maintain the door to guarantee its durability and your family’s safety. You could have a beautiful garage door impressing the neighbors for years to come. Check out Atlanta Home Improvement's 2013 Annual Home Maintenance and Repair Checklist to get started on your spring cleaning.