We go in and out of our garage doors numerous times a day, paying very little attention to them. That is until they don’t work correctly. Regular maintenance, like an annual tune-up, helps homeowners avoid costly repairs down the road. Occasionally, garage doors require tweaks and inspections more often. Below are signs your garage door needs a tune-up. Contact a professional garage door company like Joe Wilde.
What Is A Garage Door Tune-Up?
A garage door tune-up involves a short visual inspection of all the working parts of your door system. A skilled technician first examines the appearance of the garage door. They look for any area in need of immediate repair, paying close attention to joints or cracks that admit water damage. They bring disturbances like peeling paint and rust spots to your attention. These common problems require scraping, sanding, painting, and cleaning to prevent spreading.
Once the exterior inspection is complete, the technician moves on to the mechanisms that let the door open and close. They lubricate rollers and door springs to allow ease of movement and replace cracked or damaged parts. A professional knows specific types of lubricants deteriorate the material of certain rollers and apply the correct compound. Roller hinges have bearings and bolts to be inspected and cleaned. A level ensures the straightness of the tracks. If they are uneven, your garage door tradesman adjusts them per manufacturer’s instructions. The process continues with diagnostics on the counterbalance system, safety settings, and garage door opener.
Signs Your Garage Door Needs a Tune-Up
Unusual Noises: Any grinding, scraping, or any abnormal sound indicates a problem.
Common Causes: Loose accessories and debris on the track.
Unsteady Movement: If your door doesn’t open or close with ease or if it stops, jerks, or shudders, it needs work.
Common Causes: Open/Closing forces, loose bolts, and insufficient lubrication.
Worn Parts: Weatherstripping, rollers, and other parts that are chipped, cracked or worn out prevent proper door operation.
Common Causes: Normal operation and wear.
Bends and breaks: Garage door tracks bend. Doors and parts break. When you notice these problems, get them repaired immediately to avoid safety hazards.
Common Causes: Environmental factors and misuse or overuse.
The best way to avoid large expenses is to catch the potential issue early. We recommend having a tech out to tune-up your door and opener once a year. Being consistent with this saves you hundreds of dollars in future repair costs and the hassle of an inoperable garage door.
We service ALL BRANDS of garage doors and garage door openers. If you are concerned your current garage door or opener needs more than one tune-up a year, ask one of our experts! Start by getting a free, no-obligation estimate. Give us a call at 262-782-0500 today to schedule your annual tune-up service.
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