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How To Maintain Your Garage Door

A well-maintained garage door is essential for the smooth functioning of your daily routine. It also helps to ensure the safety and security of your home. Here are some tips for maintaining your garage door:

  1. Lubricate the moving parts: The garage door opener, hinges, rollers, and tracks should be lubricated regularly to ensure smooth operation. Use a silicone-based lubricant for the rollers and a penetrating oil for the hinges and tracks.

  2. Check and tighten the hardware: Over time, the bolts and screws that hold the door together can become loose. This can cause the door to become misaligned and result in a malfunction. Check all the hardware and tighten any loose bolts or screws.

  3. Inspect the cables and springs: The cables and springs are critical components that help to lift and lower the door. If these become worn or damaged, it can result in a serious malfunction. Inspect the cables and springs regularly and replace them if they show signs of wear.

  4. Clean and maintain the tracks: The tracks are what the rollers ride on to lift and lower the door. If they become dirty or damaged, it can cause the door to become stuck or malfunction. Clean the tracks regularly and make sure they are properly aligned.

  5. Test the balance: An unbalanced garage door can put unnecessary strain on the opener and cause it to wear out faster. To test the balance, disconnect the opener and manually open the door about halfway. It should stay in place without any assistance. If it doesn’t, it may need to be adjusted or repaired.

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can help to ensure that your garage door stays in good working order for years to come.

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