Simple Steps to Ensure the Durability and Quality of a Garage Door

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Is it time to replace the garage door on your home? If your current door is old and broken, then investing in a new door might be the answer to improve the appearance of your home and the function of the garage.

Buying a great garage door is just the first step to ensure the long-term durability of your garage. Now that your new door is in place, you need to mark your calendar to keep up with repair work and maintenance.

These are a few things that you can do to ensure the durability of your new garage door:

  • Check for Debris: At times, dirt and debris might get caught in the rollers. Inspect the tracks regularly so that the debris can be removed as needed.
  • Avoid Clutter: If the door comes down on bikes or sports equipment, then it could cause damage. Most modern garage door openers are designed with built-in sensors to prevent this problem. But, be careful to avoid clutter that could interfere with the movement of the door. Don’t let anything fall against the door when it is opening or closing because the object might cause the door to jam.
  • Blocked Sensors: Are you having problems with a garage door that won’t close? It is likely that something is blocking the sensors. Check to be sure that the sensors aren’t tilted, and look to see if cobwebs and dirt need to be cleaned off the equipment. Also, check to ensure that the wires are still connected.
  • Inspect the Cables: Wear and tear can cause the cables to kink or fray. If you see any signs of damage, then it is important to call a garage door expert right away.
  • Lubricate Moving Parts: Certain parts need to stay lubricated, such as the roller stems and hinges. Don’t worry about applying lubrication to the tracks unless otherwise suggested by a professional garage door company.

If you are ready to install a new garage door in your home, then we are here to help! Learn about the options that are available by talking to our team here at Precision Garage Door Service: (951) 331-3254