Have you made your list of home projects you plan to conquer this year? Your trusted professionals at Joe Wilde Company in Southeastern Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois are here to remind you of one important home maintenance item to include on your list this season. It’s time to schedule your annual maintenance service for your garage door and opener with Joe Wilde Company!
Winter puts a lot of strain on the garage door because cold weather causes metal parts to shrink and break. If the tracks warp, the door will struggle to operate. Cold air can seep into the home through gaps in the garage door seals. And if the door breaks down, it will create a major inconvenience for you. But Joe Wilde Company can prevent and solve these issues with our annual tune-up service on your garage door and opener. Here is what to expect from our maintenance service.
Inspection of the Door
The Joe Wilde Company maintenance technician will conduct a visual inspection of the door and all working parts of the door system. The weatherstripping along the edges of the door will be inspected for cracks and gaps. Cracked, brittle, or deteriorating weatherstripping should be replaced to seal up the gaps and prevent cold air and insects from entering the garage.
The technician will assess the door’s appearance to analyze chips, scratches, peeling paint, and rust spots. The door may have minor areas that should be repaired to prevent significant damage from occurring to the door. Some aesthetic repairs you may be able to handle yourself with sanding and painting, and the technician can provide some recommendations.
If the door is damaged or in such poor condition that it should be replaced, our team can show you the extensive options of beautiful and durable garage doors offered by Joe Wilde Company. We are certain to find one that complements both your home and budget. For more information about our Classic, Carriage House, and Modern lines of garage doors, visit our blog and our website page of Residential Garage Door Lines.
Inspection of Working Parts
The technician will open the door to observe how easily it operates and listen to the sound of the moving parts. The technician may check the balance by releasing the door from the opener and lifting it manually.
The parts that operate the garage door wear out over time and it is normal to replace them when needed. Our Midwest winter can put extra stress on the door system by causing metal parts to contract, and the tracks to warp, separate, or misalign. Door springs become rigid and snap, and rollers wear out.
The technician will inspect each of these parts to determine the current wear level and recommend if they should be replaced. The technician will lubricate parts such as the rollers, springs, tracks, hinges, pulleys, and bearings. Joe Wilde Company uses a professional-grade lubricant designed for garage doors and their components. If needed, the technician will tighten the bolts, level and straighten the tracks, and balance the door.
One final note about the importance of hiring a professional garage door technician. High-tension steel cables lift and lower the garage door. The cold winter can make these cables brittle. If the cables are worn or fraying, they should be replaced. These cables are under extreme tension and can snap, causing severe or even fatal injuries. The replacement of these cables should only be done by a trained professional.
Maintenance Tune-up Service from Joe Wilde Company
Let’s 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. Our trucks are stocked and ready. Our technicians have decades of on-the-job experience and are dedicated to performing your garage service at the highest standard. Joe Wilde Company is ready to keep your garage door working smoothly!
Call us now at 262-782-0500 to make an appointment for a garage door and opener tune-up service. You can also contact us through our website at joewilde.com/service-request.