Your garage door is an important part of your home. In fact, many use their garage door as the front door into their home. However, it can be easy to forget that your garage door is a system made up of moving parts, as well as parts that can rust or break. That is why your garage door needs to be maintained. However, if that single fact is not enough, here are a few more reasons your garage door should be maintained twice a year.
Catch the Small Stuff.
Many vehicle owners will take their cars and trucks for a tune-up, to look over all the smaller issues so they don’t become bigger ones. A garage door is also one of those pieces of equipment you want to check out and catch all the small issues so they don’t turn into bigger ones. This means going out and taking your time to inspect the different parts of your garage door. Frequently, 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 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. Lubricating your garage door opener chain keeps the chain running nice and smooth, and not get caught up in the garage door opener motor. If that happens, depending on the damage you may need to install a new garage door opener.
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.
Another example is catching small paint chips in your garage door. If you catch these early enough and repaint that part of your garage door, you could keep from rust chewing up your door. Once your door starts to rust, it would be only a matter of time before you have to replace your garage door.
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 since 2006. You can call 281-748-9542 to schedule an appointment or get a free quote. Same-day service appointments are available!