Another year is quickly coming to a close! Once Labor Day arrives, it’s one holiday after another until we are ringing in a new year. If you haven’t completed your annual home maintenance task list, now is the time to fit in those remaining projects – including your garage door tune-up service. After a year of coming and going out of the garage, the door and opener are due for a tune-up service. The upcoming cold season will put even more strain on the door as the cold weather causes metal parts to shrink and break. If the tracks warp, the door will struggle to operate. Gaps in the seals will allow cold air into the home. And if the door breaks down, it can create a major inconvenience. Joe Wilde Company can prevent and solve these issues with an annual tune-up service on your garage door and opener. Here is what to expect in the service call.
Condition of the Door
During your garage door tune-up service, a skilled technician will visually inspect all the working parts of the door system. He or she will also examine the door’s appearance to find chips and scratches, peeling paint, and rust spots that should be repaired to prevent significant damage to the door. You may receive recommendations on how you can do simple repairs yourself with sanding and painting. The weatherstripping along the edges of the door will be inspected for cracks and gaps, which allow cold air, weather, and insects to enter the home. Cracked, brittle, or disintegrating weatherstripping should be replaced.
If the garage door needs to be replaced, or you would like an upgrade to enhance your home, our service person can show you the extensive options of beautiful and durable garage doors offered by Joe Wilde Company. Our garage doors come in three product lines: Classic, Modern, and Carriage House. The staff at Joe Wilde Company can recommend the right one for your home and budget. For more information about each of these doors, read some of our other blog posts and visit our website at joewilde.com/residential-products/garage-door-lines.
Tracks, Springs, Rollers, and Cables
The parts that move the door wear out over time and experience extra stress during winter. The technician may open the door multiple times to observe how easily it moves and how the moving parts sound. The balance of the door can be checked by releasing the door from the opener and lifting it manually.
The technician will examine each of the working parts to determine the current wear level and if any should be replaced. In winter, springs become rigid and can snap. In addition, the tracks warp, separate, and become misaligned. The rollers should be replaced every few years. During this process, the tech will lubricate parts such as the rollers, springs, tracks, hinges, pulleys, and bearings. If needed, the tech will tighten the bolts, adjust the tracks to make them level and straight, and balance the door.
Lastly, the garage door has strong, high-tension steel cables that lift and lower the door. The cold winter makes these cables brittle. If the cables are worn or fraying, they may need to be replaced. Replacing the cables should only be done by a trained professional. Because the cables are under extreme tension, they can snap, causing severe or even fatal injuries.
Tune-up Service by Joe Wilde Company
Schedule your maintenance service now to ensure that your garage door will function throughout the winter months. Joe Wilde Company services all brands of garage doors and openers, and our technicians have decades of on-the-job experience. Our exceptional team of knowledgeable professionals is dedicated to performing your garage service at the highest standard.
Call us at 262-782-0500 to schedule your garage door tune-up service, or complete our contact form online at joewilde.com/service-request. Our trucks are stocked, and our technicians are ready to keep your garage door working smoothly.