Do you have a lot of time on your hands due to business closures and social distancing caused by the pandemic? If so, you’ve got time to give your garage door a quick tune-up to keep it in great working order.
- Take a look and a good listen If you want to keep your garage in good working order, the first thing you should do is take a good look and listen. It’s not often that we pay much attention to our garage door, but with all this time on our hands now, it’s the perfect opportunity to do a thorough inspection of your garage door. Listen for any grinding or scraping noises, and keep an eye out to see if it looks jerky or doesn’t raise symmetrically.
- Tighten up the garage door hardware Did you know that the average garage door goes up and down over one thousand times per year? That’s a lot of movement, which over time can lead to loosening of hardware. That is why it is important to take a socket wrench and tighten all of the bolts and brackets.
- Replace the weatherstripping Another great way to maintain your garage door during the pandemic is to take the time to replace any weatherstripping. Do a quick inspection to see if the weatherstrip seal at the bottom of your door is cracked or looks brittle. If so, buy some at the hardware store (or online if you’re practicing social distancing still) and replace I to keep the elements and pests out of your garage.
- Lubricate the moving parts There are only a few moving parts on your garage door but it is important to keep them in good shape. One way to do this is by lubricating the moving parts. If you keep them greased up, you can add years of efficient operation to your garage door. This task just takes about 10 minutes a year and all you need is white lithium grease and a spray lubricant. Use the grease on the chain and screw, and then use the spray lubricant to coat the springs hanging overhead.
If you need help with your garage door, contact Carroll Garage Doors today!
Regular maintenance on your garage door is essential if you want to reduce the risk of costly fixes down the road. By regularly inspecting your garage door and following the tips above, you can help keep your garage door in tip-top shape. If you find yourself needing help with normal garage door maintenance or need a garage door repair, call the experts at Carroll Garage Doors at 1-888-578-2360 . With over 26 years of experience, you can trust us to get the job done in a timely, quality, and affordable manner.
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