Now that the kids are back in school are you missing that back-to-school feeling yourself? People don’t necessarily love going to school, but that first-day feeling is hard to beat. Packing your new backpack with crisp notebooks and checking out your brand new outfit in the mirror once more before running out the door to the bus is a feeling that simply cannot be matched. At Carroll Garage Doors, we’ll try to get you as close as possible by bringing you your own mini-course: Garage Door Maintenance 101! Keep reading to learn 4 ways to keep your garage door properly maintained.
- Look and Listen
- Check the Balance of Your Garage Door
- Lubricate the Moving Parts
- Test the Safety Features
The first step is to actually stop and watch your garage door. Look and listen, focusing on the garage door as it opens and closes. Is there a squeaking noise? Does one side of the garage door seem to go down faster than the other? These are things you’re searching for and if you find them, call Carroll Garage Doors right away.
Another important check to do is the balance of your garage door. To examine this, you will need to put the garage door all the way down and then pull the release cord to detach it from the chain. Then, lift the door about halfway up. If the door doesn’t stay put, it means the counterweight system is not balanced and you should have it looked at.
Like any moving piece of equipment, a garage door needs a bit of love. Make sure to lubricate all of the moving parts at least once a year. It takes just 10 minutes and will keep your garage door operating efficiently.
Another important task is to check the safety features. Place something underneath the garage door and then try to close it. If it doesn’t stop, that means the safety system isn’t working and you should have it checked out by a professional right away.
Contact Carroll Garage Doors Today to Schedule Service or an Inspection!
If you think there is an issue with your garage door or you would just like it inspected to give you peace of mind, contact Carroll Garage Doors today! Since 1995, we have been providing quality garage door repair and custom build services and we would be happy to do the same for you. Our experienced technicians know the ins and outs of garage doors so if there’s a squeaking noise or the garage door won’t shut all the way, you can rest assured that we’ll get to the bottom of the issue. Plus, if the time comes to replace your garage door, we also offer custom doors that will match flawlessly with the aesthetic of your home. Contact us today at 1-888-578-2360 to request your service!