Maintain your Garage Door

When you buy a garage door, you intend for it to last for years to come. Yet, without the correct maintenance, how can you guarantee it? Realistically, garage doors should be checked thoroughly at least once a year to ensure that they are still in good working order. This will allow you to identify any problems that may arise.

Here are a few top tips to ensure that your garage door is maintained properly:

1. Inspect
There are many different aspects of the garage door that need to be checked for good maintenance, to certify that everything is in good working order. This may include checks on hinges, springs and cables, making sure that there is no damage present to prevent any serious injuries from occurring. Electric garage doors are believed to last approximately 12 years, therefore with the correct maintenance of rollers they may last even longer.

2. Maintain
Garage doors require frequent lubrication on rollers, springs, hinges etc. A simple household oil could do the trick, therefore there is no real outlay for maintenance. By doing this, your garage door should move with ease. Tighten any screws that are loose and wipe down garage door tracks with a good non-corrosive cleaner so that rollers are working accordingly.

3. Clean
Cleaning your garage door on a regular basis gets rid dirt or chemicals that stop your door from moving easily. A good clean every now and again means that you can give a good inspection of all parts, should any be broken. Repainting your door every few years can prevent moisture soaking in also.

4. Professional help
If you feel that you can’t maintain the garage door yourself for health reasons or perhaps you are unequipped to carry out the job, call a professional today. Always take into consideration that electric doors contain a great deal of wiring – always turn off the electrics before you carry out any maintenance work yourself.

If you would like any advice on choosing the appropriate garage door for your home, please feel free to contact us today for more information. We sell a wide range of garage doors in Cheshire and the surrounding areas, and will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.