Care for All Garage Door Parts03/01/2014 Back To Blog
You will enjoy maximum safety, security and savings with effective Garage Door maintenance. You need to take proper care of all parts without exception. This is not difficult provided that you know exactly what to do and have a maintenance schedule set in place. Consider the following tips for getting the main tasks done properly.
Panels and Metal Parts
Wood, metal and Glass Garage doors have to be cleaned regularly with a damp sponge. This measure is very important; any dirt build up on them can cause great damage. Wood panels require sealing and painting on a regular basis perhaps every one or two years. It is important that they get weather stripped as well. The sheet metal doors, on the other hand, require staining or oiling on an annual basis.
All garage door parts made from metal require regular cleaning, lubrication and inspection for rust and damage. If a part is damaged beyond repair, it has to be replaced immediately. This is especially true for components which can pose serious safety risks if they are not operating properly. One example is the torsion spring.
Opener and Remote Care
After the manufacturer's warranty on the opener expires, it has to be checked for wear and tear on an annual basis. Run a check on the safety sensors connected to it as well. They have to be properly powered, perfectly clean and aligned as required. If the unit starts malfunctioning regularly despite proper care and repairs, you should definitely consider a garage door opener replacement. This is a cost-efficient option provided that the existing unit has come to the end of its useful life.
Caring for opener remote controls is the easiest part. You simply need to replace the batteries once the warning light reminds you that the current ones have been drained out. Additionally, you should keep all such devices in safe places where they cannot get damaged or wet.
With these tips, you will have a perfectly functioning garage door at all times.