How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Garage Door?
A lesser-known fact about garage doors: They usually are good for about ten thousand open/close cycles. If you use your garage door just twice a day, that’s between thirteen and fourteen years. No, we are not just talking about the garage door opener. That is a general number for the garage door as a whole. You have to figure that the garage door itself will be in rough shape after fourteen years of abuse and being beat up by mother nature. While fourteen years does sound like a long time, that is only if you just use it twice a day. Most people use their garage doors more than that. So how can the average person extend the life of their garage door as a whole?
Start With Regular Maintenance
You should have your garage door serviced at least once a year. What does that mean? Have a professional garage door repair service look it over and give it a tune-up. That is important for many different parts and pieces on your garage door. Your garage door rollers need to be kept in good shape for the same reason your garage door tracks do: to keep the garage door opener from failing under too much stress. The same goes for parts directly connected to the opener. Everything needs to be kept in good working condition and well lubricated. The garage door itself needs to be maintenanced regularly so that it doesn’t rust or rot, depending on your garage door material. A wood garage door allowed to rot will also end up waterlogged and weighing more. That is not good for your garage door opener either and can put extra stress on garage door springs. A rusted garage door weighs less and will throw off your garage door balance.
Regularly Check Garage Door Operation Performance
All you really have to do here is pay attention to your garage door when it is opening and closing. If you hear a noise or sound that is out of place, have it looked at. You may even be able to see a wobble as your garage door moves up and down. That is probably not a good sign. You might also notice the hesitation in garage door cycles. That could be a roller dragging, or the garage door opener is on its way out. A little extra attention could save you from some nasty surprises later on.
Prevent Property Damage & Loss Of Life
A garage door in poor condition can cause many different problems. Garage doors tend to weigh at least eighty pounds. Imagine if your garage door tracks break, and it falls on your car while the garage door is up or going up. It is definitely cheaper to spend money on garage door repair services than automotive repair services. This goes double for medical bills or funerals. That’s right; we said funerals. Why? Well, the garage door falling on your car will severely damage the vehicle. It could kill a person quickly. You can avoid all of this by calling (000) 000-0000. The Garage Door Club has been providing garage door repair services for decades. We know garage doors like the backs of our hands. We are also the most affordable garage door repair company you will find, we guarantee it.