A client in Rock Island, IL, called us for garage door maintenance when they noticed their opener was a bit noisier than usual. Our techs began by clearing out leaves from between the tracks and weather seal, testing them for optimal performance. Then, after lubricating the hinges and doing other preventive maintenance checks, we tested the opener for any errors or breakdowns. Finally, we explained to our client how lubricating garage door parts could help prevent such issues from maximizing their door and opener's lifespan. However, upon further inspection of the door's bottom panel, we noticed the insulation needed replacement. So we removed the bottom panel from its frame, removed the old insulation, and replaced it. All are in great shape, including the topmost glass inserts. It was another successful tune-up service by our Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities technicians.
Between your annual maintenance checks, paying attention to how your garage door operates daily is important. Also, be sure to note any unusual behavior or noises that you may hear. Good thing for this Rock Island client; they reported a minor issue before it became a real headache.
A well-maintained garage door can add value to your house. It also makes driving in and out of the garage easier. We all know tuning up a car's engine is important — the same goes for your garage door. Read on to learn more about easy garage door maintenance tips you should follow and how often.
Observe your garage door every time you use it to prevent issues. Check that it moves smoothly without jerking or making noise. The springs, pulleys, and cables should all be symmetrical. By taking these preventive steps, you can avoid problems down the road.
You use your garage door an average of one thousand times per year. That is a lot of wear and tear, which can loosen the hardware over time. Periodically check and retighten all roller brackets and bolts with a socket wrench to keep your door in good working order.
An unbalanced door can add strain on the opener and reduce its lifespan. To check the balance of your door, disconnect the opener by lifting the release handle first (usually a red cord). Then, manually move the door about halfway up. The door should remain in place. If it does not, the counterweight system (springs) are likely unbalanced and will need adjusting. It is always best to let the professionals handle the garage door spring adjustment instead of doing it yourself.
Over time, the weather seal can become brittle and cracked, so it is important to check it regularly and replace it as soon as possible. Replacing your door's weatherstripping is a quick and easy way to keep the elements out of your home. You can purchase weather stripping by the foot at most hardware or home improvement stores. To install, follow the step-by-step procedures provided or call us for expert assistance.
Lubricating your garage door's moving parts once a year can help extend its lifespan. White lithium grease works well on chains and screws, while a spray lubricant can keep overhead springs in good condition. Ten minutes of annual maintenance can make a big difference for your garage door.
Why wait for your garage door to be broken? As a homeowner, schedule annual garage door maintenance visits so a seasoned technician can perform repairs on your door. Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities is a company that has been serving the Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, Rock Island, IL communities, and beyond for many years. On top of our complete garage door tune-up services, we also offer garage door repair and installation services. As needed, we recommend part repairs or replacements to streamline your system's performance and prevent more significant issues from arising.
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