3 Tips for Maintaining Your Garage Door

July 29, 2021 1:35 pm


It’s very important to maintain your garage door in good working condition because if it stops functioning as it should, it could be a serious safety hazard. For example, if you’re unable to close your garage properly, burglars will have easier entry to items in your garage, or even your home if there is access to it from the garage. To help you keep your garage door working well, I will share five tips for maintaining it in its best condition.

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  1. Lubricate the springs a few times a year. You can do this with oil such as WD-40. This will help prevent them from becoming rusty and make sure you get to take advantage of the maximum use of the springs as they have a lifecycle of about 10,000. At least 2 cycles are used when getting your car in and out of the garage.

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  1. Check the balance of your garage. This is important, especially during winter, when garage doors are most prone to breaking due to the cold. You’ll want to make sure the weight is equal on both sides when opening. If it isn’t, consider getting it looked at or repaired.
  2. If you have an electric garage door, all you’ll need is a damp cloth to keep the tracks on the sides that the doors go up and down in clean.

Hopefully these tips have helped you feel more confident about keeping your garage door in a good condition. However, if you do have any problems or repairs that need to be done, I recommend contacting Watford Garage Door Repairs.