One homeowner in South Bend, NE, got in touch with us because they had issues with their garage door opener, a popular maintenance item. They sometimes could not get it to open the door, and they were worried that there would be no getting out of the house in an emergency. So when our team arrived on site, we checked the opener's belt and safety features for any problems. We also determined that one of the springs lost the right amount of tension and needed adjustment. At the same time, we greased the garage door tracks, replaced a bent metal bracket, and served up some maintenance tips that the homeowner can use from now on. When our technician finished the job, everything in the garage door was running like clockwork. Another garage door maintenance service fulfilled by Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE!
Many people disregard how important garage door maintenance is. However, experts recommend doing seasonal inspections and maintenance twice a year. Regularly checking your garage door is important to ensure its smooth operation. An hour or two to care for it in early spring and late fall may save you from a costly repair bill.
There are a few indicators that your garage door and opener need maintenance. For example, the door may move jerkily or make grinding and scraping sounds. Well-maintained doors should move smoothly without any unusual noises. Check all the parts of the system—the springs, pulleys, and cables—to see that they look symmetrical.
Before opening your garage door, it is important to check the tracks on both sides for any debris or rust that could prevent the door from operating smoothly. You can also use a level to check that the tracks are plumb or perfectly vertical along their vertical sections. You can usually make minor adjustments, but major track adjustments are best left to a professional garage door technician.
With hundreds of cycles every year, your garage door is the most utilized component of the house. With all that motion and vibration, it is no wonder that the door and track hardware can loosen over time. Periodical inspection is important to keep your garage door operating smoothly. Check the bolts securing the garage door opener unit to the structure and the brackets securing the tracks to the wall and ceiling. Tighten them if necessary.
It is important to inspect and replace garage door rollers regularly. This simple maintenance task should be performed twice a year and more often as needed. Replacing rollers every five to seven years is a good rule of thumb, but inspect them more frequently for signs of wear or damage. Any rollers chipped, cracked, or worn should be replaced immediately. Change the rollers by removing the brackets that hold them in place.
Warning: Do not remove the bottom roller brackets on the door's left and right sides. These brackets are attached to lift cables under extreme tension and could cause serious injury or damage.
Properly lubricating your garage door rollers and other moving parts can help reduce stress, extend their lifespan, and keep them operating smoothly. Twice a year, lubricate the rollers, garage door springs, and hinges using a quality spray lubricant, like white lithium grease. Before applying grease, you can use a penetrating solution like WD-40 on any stuck parts. Wipe off any excess lubricant after application.
At Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE, we understand the importance of your garage door as an integrated component of your home and want to help you to maintain it. We pride ourselves on our more than ten years of experience servicing garage doors in Lincoln, NE, and its surrounding communities. One of our maintenance packages will surely meet your needs and budget. So call us today at (402) 576-5771 for any questions.