why a regular garage door service is important
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A garage door is the largest mechanical moving device in any home and is being used multiple times daily as people often use the garage as the main entrance to their home. Just like your car, any garage door requires regular servicing. So, whether you have a Sectional Garage Door or Roller Garage Door, it is highly recommended that your garage door is serviced at least once a year by a professionally trained garage door technician.
Benefits of a regular garage door service
1. Preventative Maintenance
- An un-serviced garage door can fail without notice and cause costly damage to the door and vehicles. Preventative maintenance will ensure the garage door is in the best working order and prevent failure.
- Garage doors move up and down by using high tension springs, assisted by a motor. Failing to re-tension garage door springs yearly will put added pressure on your motor causing it to wear and fail prematurely. This means preventative maintenance prevents not only your garage door but also your garage door opener from failing.
2. Saving Money
Servicing your garage door is not an expensive thing to do. However, failing to service your garage door can lead to a more expensive Garage Door Repair as unnoticed minor issues can result in bigger problems. To avoid costly garage door repairs and to ensure that your garage door is in the best working order, a regular Garage Door Service is essential, affordable, and saves you money in the long run.
The main reason why people have enclosed garages is to keep personal items secure. This simply means that, if your garage door is not working properly, your items are less safe. To ensure that not only your belongings but also your family are safe and secure, a regular garage door service is important.
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4. Expanding the lifespan of your garage door
A garage door plays a major part in your home and day to day life, which is why you want to make sure your garage door runs smoothly for a long time. There are many different factors that can influence how long your garage door will last but, to extend the lifespan of your garage door, it is highly important to handle and maintain your garage door correctly. The best way to maximise the performance and longevity of your garage door is to stay on top of regular maintenance requirements and hire a professionally trained garage door technician to complete an annual garage door service for you.
What are common maintenance issues?
There are some common maintenance issues that a garage door professional could come across when servicing your garage door. Please note that not being able to open your garage door or hearing a loud noise when trying to open your garage door indicates that your garage door is due for a service and requires a garage door professional to attend.
Broken Springs & Cables:
Garage door springs are responsible for lifting the garage door and are placed under a lot of tension each time the door operates. Therefore, garage door springs can wear out over time. In case springs or cables are broken, your door will not open. Please note that forcing the door to open can be highly dangerous and can cause more damage to the door. A garage door professional must attend and replace any broken parts.
There can be different types of noises depending on the part of the garage door. However, noise indicates an underlying issue that needs to be addresses. For example, a metal-on-metal grinding sound typically means that the door is not aligned, and dust & debris have built up.
Garage door out of balance:
A garage door that is out of balance usually indicates that the garage door springs need re-tensioning. Re-tensioning garage door springs yearly is important to not only keep the springs in good condition but also to prevent your garage door opener from failing. Failing to re-tension garage door springs can lead to a costly garage door repair.
Garage door remotes are not responding:
If your garage door remote is not responding, you might need simply to replace its battery. If replacing the battery doesn’t fix the issue, a garage door service technician will be able to check your garage door opener.
A yearly garage door service is essential to prevent your door from major repairs and detect issues early on. However, if you want to learn more about common garage door repair issues and what to do, please click on the button below.
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