Garage Door Maintenance

Residential Garage Door Maintenance Service

Many homeowners are completely unaware that their garage door in fact needs maintenance! Like any other part of your home that sees regular use, and especially one that is exposed to the elements, a garage door needs some preventative attention to keep it in proper working order. If you’re wondering how garage doors break, a lack of maintenance is one common reason.

Why Does a Garage Door Need Maintenance?

There are many components involved in the daily opening and closing of your garage door, and without regular maintenance they can break down over time. Then one day, you may go to open your garage door and it won’t move, or you may have it fall unexpectedly. You might also notice smaller, less crucial annoyances, like noisy opening. Like any type of maintenance, taking regular care of your garage door’s moving parts is a preventative measure that can save you big headaches and money in the long run.

Why Call a Professional For Your Garage Door Maintenance?

Sure, like many home projects you could attempt to do garage door maintenance yourself, but garage door care is truly best left to the experts. We work with garage doors of all types, day in and day out. Not only that, but your garage door is a complex system that we have mastered the care and repair of. Some parts can be dangerous should they malfunction, and if you’re not used to working with these parts you might end up causing more trouble than preventing it!

So What Do We Do in a Maintenance Call?

When we come to your house to do maintenance on your garage door, we have a checklist we run through to inspect your door and make sure everything is in proper working order. This can be a good time to spot issues, and make repairs to any parts that might cause bigger problems in the future. Here’s our checklist:

  • Visually inspect door and opener
  • Check for rust on all parts of garage door
  • Tighten all nuts and bolts
  • Check roller ball bearings and make sure running properly
  • Check end bearings and center bearing
  • Ensure tracks are clear and not causing door to bind
  • Make minor adjustments to track alignment as needed
  • Check exterior and bottom weather seals
  • Ensure garage door has proper spring balance
  • Adjust tension to torsion springs as needed
  • Verify opener limits/forces
  • Adjust safety sensor alignment
  • Perform opener safety auto reverse test
  • Adjust opener chain or belt as needed
  • Lubricate all moving parts, including tracks, springs, rollers, bearings, hinges, opener rail

When Garage Door Repair Company Comes to Your Home

We take the privilege of your business seriously because we know the home is a personal space. For that reason our techs show the utmost professionalism and friendliness. When a tech arrives at your home, the fully marked truck they drive is hard to miss – you’ll know it’s us. The tech will shake your hand and introduce themselves, then get down to business. We are quick and thorough in our care of your garage door and its components. It’s our job to spot potential issues and help you prevent trouble in the future.

At Garage Door Repair Company, we believe in and value putting the customer first. The care of your equipment isn’t just our job, it’s important to us. When you invite us to your home we take that seriously and strive to give you the best experience out there! So if you know your garage door needs maintenance or even if you’re unsure, give us a call to set up a visit at 612-886-9606.