Whether you have a mechanical system or an electronically operated model, your garage door, like all types of machinery would require regular tune ups to keep it functioning at its best. Even the best and most advanced garage door system can be affected over time with constant use and exposure to elements and would require a garage door tune up. It is recommended that you give your garage door a tune up at least once a year.
An annual tune up helps ensure reliable and silent operation of your garage door. It’s also a good security measure for your home.
Basic Garage Door Tune Up Procedures
You can definitely inspect your garage door on your own before you seek the help of a technician. But remember to keep your safety in mind first.
Power it down before doing anything and make sure that its electrical components are disconnected. This will prevent it from accidentally turning on or moving while you are working. You can inspect for obvious issues by looking at key parts of your garage door system such as the rollers and weather stripping. Check if they are intact and if the sealant around the door is pliable. If you notice any issues with these parts, it might be time to replace them.
You should pay special attention to the weather stripping if there is any damage under a steel garage door. It can affect how the door closes.
You may also have to lubricate rollers with a WD-40 to get it running smoothly again. If your rollers are rubber or vinyl, you would have to use an appropriate alternative to lubricate them. Check for misaligned bars which is a common garage door problem. It can create problems in the locking system of your garage door and will cause the tracks not slide the lock bars properly on the track.
Tune Up Services
If you are not able to detect any obvious problems on your garage door and it still does not function as it should, it is time to seek the help of a professional.
Master Lift provides garage door tune up services at the most reasonable prices. Our team of certified technicians will thoroughly inspect your garage door and perform the necessary maintenance procedures. They are fast and efficient, and we make sure that you get the most value for your money. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for a garage door tune up.