Most homeowners use their garage door more than any other entrance to the home. As a result, no other part of the home experiences as much wear and tear since the typical garage door goes up and down more than 1,000 times each year.
If you don’t perform routine maintenance, your door not only becomes noisy, but it poses a significant risk to your family, particularly children.
Save time and money and avoid the need for garage door repairs by performing routine maintenance. Just a few simple steps, as outlined below, will keep your garage door in tip-top shape.
3 Easy Ways to Avoid Costly Repairs to Your Brookfield Garage Door
1) Clean the tracks of your garage door. If your garage door sounds really loud when you open or close the door, it may be that the tracks are dirty. Remove any debris and dirt from the tracks. Routine track cleaning will help prevent sticky build-ups.
2) Properly lubricate your garage door. Be sure to lubricate the hinges, rollers, and track to reduce noise and ensure a smooth open and close process. Routine garage door lubrication should be performed every six months. A heavy-duty garage door lubricant can be purchased from your local hardware store. Spray the lubricant on all rollers, hinges, and inside the track. Open and close the garage door a few times to help with lubrication.
3) Install a weather strip. Installing a weather strip at the bottom of your garage door will help reduce moisture build up and energy costs. However, pay special attention to your weather stripping during the winter months.
If moisture or water freezes around the bottom seal of your garage door, it can cause peeling or ripping as your garage door opens. Be sure to keep the front of your garage door free of moisture, water, snow, and ice during winter. If your weather seal becomes damaged, replace it immediately to avoid higher heating bills and rodent infestation. Also, clean the garage door weather stripping with an all-purpose cleaner and lubricate it with a silicone-based lubricant every two or three months.
Preventative garage door maintenance will add years to the product life of your garage door. It also helps you avoid costly repairs and frustrating situations such as unbalanced movement, loud noise, and the risk of your garage door crashing down.
Contact Our Brookfield Garage Door Repair Center
If you are not mechanically inclined or you are unsure about what to do, our Brookfield garage door repair service can help.
We understand you may not have the skills, time, or desire to service or maintain your garage door. If you are in need of assistance, call Lifetime Door at (262) 783-4004 or contact us online. We service and repair all sizes and models of garage doors, coiling doors, and openers (residential, commercial, and agricultural). Call today and request a free estimate.