We have talked a lot on this blog about different things you can do to maintain your garage door. But many ask why maintaining your garage door is important? And, when many ask that, they are not talking about fixing the little things that go wrong that pop up when they notice them, but bi-annually, taking the time to inspect, clean and do routine maintenance to their garage doors.
Catch the Small Stuff.
One of the main reasons to maintain your garage door is to catch the small stuff before it turns into a big problem. This means going out and taking your time to inspect the different parts of your garage door. Oftentimes, homeowners wait until they notice the problem. In many cases, by then it is way too late, and more damage has already been done.
If you catch the small issues in your inspection, it can save you time and money later down the road. For example, if you notice a roller that looks like it’s catching or about to break, it can save you from your garage door lifting crookedly and putting more stress on your springs, causing them to wear and fail faster. If you lubricate your garage door springs twice a year, same thing, it will save you from having to replace them sooner.
Increase the Life of Your Garage Door.
Maintaining your garage door and garage door system will help you extend the life of your garage door. For example, wiping down and lubricating your garage door hinges will help ensure your garage door panel stays in place, and to not disconnect and cause damage to your door. If you take care of your springs as mentioned above, it will help your garage door motor work smoothly and increase its life expectancy.
Small Maintenance Can Prevent Issues from Ever Occurring.
Small things, like wiping down your garage door photosensor lens, can prevent issues from ever happening in the first place. Your photosensor lens is the sensors that help keep a garage door from closing on an object it’s not supposed to, like a child. However, if the sensor is dirty, it may prevent the door from closing all the way in the first place.
Helps Ensure the Value of Your Home.
We have talked before about how a garage door can increase the value of your home. Yet, if your garage door is visibly damaged or does not work properly, it can hit you where you don’t expect, devaluing your home. A home is a big investment, so you want to do everything your can to ensure the value of your property. One of those ways is to make sure your garage door does not become an issue. This is especially true if you are looking to sell your home.
Doing a little bit of work, bi-annually, on your garage door is important for your home. And, hopefully, now you know why it is important to take the time and do routine maintenance on your garage door more than just when you notice the problems.
Spectrum Overhead Garage Door has been servicing Houston garage doors for over 15 years. You can call 281-748-9542 or if on the East side of Houston 713-557-3407 to schedule an appointment or get a free quote. Same-day service appointments are available!