If something like a broken spring or a malfunctioning opener is causing you problems, our garage door repair specialists can help you out. Take a look at the tips below to learn what you can do to avoid a lot of issues and extend the lifespan of your overhead door.
Read the label before applying a lubricant
Not all lubricants are the same and not all products marketed as lubricants can be used on your garage door. The best lubricants to use are silicone-based substances or white lithium grease. Both these types are readily available and excellent for most garage doors. Remember to check your owner's manual before applying them just to make sure.
Make sure your springs match your door’s weight
The role of the spring is to counterbalance the door. For this to happen, its lifting capability must match the unit’s weight. This is determined by the length, wire size and inside diameter of the spring. If a spring is not strong enough to match the weight of the door, it won't be able to lift it which can actually be pretty dangerous. Always consult with a professional before purchasing replacement springs - they'll know exactly which ones you should opt for and will be able to install them for you.
Choose neutral colors for your garage door
The paint on your house surrounding the garage can change quite frequently. To avoid having to repaint your garage door each time to match varying color schemes, it's usually a good idea to go for neutral colors like black, brown or white. After all, these options will blend well with almost any other color.
Check your tracks for dirt and debris!
Garage door tracks are prone to collecting dirt and debris, which can cause problems over time for the rollers. To protect against jamming, check your tracks regularly and clear out anything with the potential to get in the way of your rollers.
Take care of your remote control
It's easy to take your garage door remote for granted. But without this useful gadget, you'll likely encounter a considerable amount of hassle and have to leave your car each time you want to open and close the door. If you've misplaced your remote, this can also be a security threat. You don't want to risk the chance of someone else getting their hands on your lost clicker. Keep it safe!