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Homeowners go in and out of their garage doors multiple times a day, paying very little attention to them. A lot of garage doors have become the main entry to your home.And sometimes forgetting that your garage door is the largest moving object on your home. That is until they don’t work correctly. Regular maintenance, like an bi-annual tune-up, helps homeowners avoid costly repairs down the road. Occasionally, garage doors require adjustments and inspections more often. Below are signs your garage door needs a tune-up. Contact a professional garage door company like Door-Tex OHD.
What Is A Garage Door Tune-Up?
A garage door tune-up involves a short visual inspection of all the working parts of your door system. Our technician first examines the appearance of the garage door. We look for any area in need of immediate repair, paying close attention to what is found and the remedy.
Once the exterior inspection is complete, our technician moves on to the mechanisms that let the door open and close. They lubricate rollers and door springs to allow ease of movement and replace cracked or damaged parts. A professional knows specific types of lubricants deteriorate the material of certain rollers and apply the correct compound. Roller hinges have bearings and bolts to be inspected and cleaned. A level ensures the straightness of the tracks. If they are uneven, your garage door technician adjusts them per manufacturer’s instructions. The process continues with diagnostics on the counterbalance system, safety settings, and garage door opener.
Signs Your Garage Door Needs a Tune-Up
Unusual Noises: Any grinding, scraping, or any abnormal sound indicates a problem.
Common Causes: Loose accessories and debris on the track.
Unsteady Movement: If your door doesn’t open or close with ease or if it stops, jerks, or shudders, it needs work.
Common Causes: Open/Closing forces, loose bolts, and insufficient lubrication.
Worn Parts: Weatherstripping, rollers, and other parts that are chipped, cracked or worn out prevent proper door operation.
Common Causes: Normal operation and wear.
Bends and breaks: Garage door tracks bend. Doors and parts break. When you notice these problems, get them repaired immediately to avoid safety hazards.
Common Causes: Environmental factors and misuse or overuse and sometimes the wrong parts were used to repair a previous issue.
The best way to avoid large expenses is to catch the potential issue early. We recommend having a tech out to tune-up your door and opener twice a year, we recommend doing this when it’s time to change our clocks, changing out the batteries to your smoke detectors is helpful during this time as well. With tough Texas summers along with Freezes in the Winter, the weather does take a toll on your door and opener. Being consistent with this saves you hundreds of dollars in future repair costs and the hassle of an inoperable garage door.
We service ALL BRANDS of garage doors and garage door openers. If you are concerned your current garage door or opener needs more often than one bi-annual tune-up a year, ask one of our experts! Give us a call at 512-9-GARAGE to schedule your annual tune-up service.
What we do to keep your door and opener running in tip top shape:
After inspection and identifying what needs to be cleaned, lubricated, adjusted and balanced. Next, We will perform a full service tune-up with proper lubrication on your door and opener. Your door will run easier and safely