Since garage doors are essentially outside with the elements every day of the year, all day long, they need a lot of care. Many people forget this.
Remember, your garage door not only protects the things inside your garage, but if you have an attached garage door it also helps to keep your home safe and secure.
Garage doors are also expensive, so it makes sense to invest some time and energy in maintaining them.
Garage doors can also help regulate the temperature in your home, and can help you to save on electricity and other utility bills.
Caring for your garage door is essential and below are 3 ways on how to do that!
Garage Door Care: Lubrication
If you let garage door issues get worse over time without fixing it, it can cost you more in the long run.
Lubrication is one way to help maintain your garage doors regularly.
We recommend a silicone based lubricant to grease the wires and cylinders. This will help your door open and close smoothly.
Lubricate once every 6 months for optimal performance.
Garage Door Care: Regular Professional Maintenance and Checks
There are many garage door maintenance tasks you can do on your own, but nothing keeps issues at bay like a regular check-up with a garage door professional.
Once or twice a year it’s a great idea to have a maintenance check of your door. This can help spot issues before they become a problem, and make minor repairs so your garage door is functioning optimally.
For commercial doors, we recommend quarterly maintenance checks.
Garage Door Care: Visual Checks
It’s always a good idea every month or two to visually inspect your garage door.
Do you see any paint peeling? If so, especially on an older door, schedule a painter ASAP. Once paint chips away, the material underneath is exposed and can rust and wear much more quickly.
Painting your door is much less expensive than a new door! Rust weakens the door and can cause injury or accident if weakened too much.
We recommend a paint that guarantees to be UV protecting and water resistant for extra duraiblity.
Take the painting job a step further by choosing one that is can guarantee UV protection and water resistance. This makes the paint work last longer and be more cost efficient in the process.
Garage Door Maintenance is a Must!
3 ways to care for your garage door include watching for signs of wear and tear, lubrication and getting regular professional checks!