If you have had a garage door for any length of time, then you know that maintenance is a real bummer. Some parts of your garage door just break faster. Obviously, your garage door has just too many moving parts that are moving every time you use it. This means that those parts are going to wear down faster and will cost you more money over time. Which parts are they? What should you be looking for to know before they actually break? Don’t worry, at Stanley Garage Door and Gate Repair of Los Angeles, we feel the need to tell you all of that and more! But first, which parts break the fastest?
- Garage Door Tracks
- Garage Door Rollers
- Garage Door Springs
- Garage Door Openers
- Garage Door Motors
- Garage Door Chains
- Your Garage Door Tracks
Okay, so obviously these are what your garage door is always resting on. When it’s moving up or down, this is what it does so on. They are made to support a lot of weight and handle a lot of stress. That does not mean that it will handle all of that forever. Weather and temperatures are also a big factor with garage door tracks and many other parts of your garage door. Sudden shifts between hot and cold can make the metal and steel very brittle. This allows said parts to break much easier.
Garage Door Springs & Rollers
These two parts are largely responsible for your garage door opening and closing. Other than your garage door tracks, they bear the brunt of the stress of operating your garage door. Naturally, rollers are going to wear down until they have a flat side and springs can snap after a while. The second is obviously more dangerous and you shouldn’t attempt garage door spring repair on your own.
Garage Door Opener/Motor
This is sadly one of the most expensive parts you will have to replace semi-regularly. From the garage door motor to the garage door opener chain, it is all as likely to break as garage door springs or garage door tracks. On the plus side, you will definitely notice some strange sounds and movement before anything here breaks down.
How To Know & Who To Call
The first key to this is to pay attention. Being observant when it comes to how your garage door moves and sounds during operation. If you are noticing a lot of noise that it did not use to make, it is a safe bet that something will break soon. Also, if your garage door operates much faster or too slowly, that is also a key point to pay attention too.