If you have a garage, this summer, take a little time to invest in some maintenance care. Here are five things you can do that will help protect your garage doors.
#1 Tighten Hardware
The first thing you need to do is inspect all of the hardware on your garage door. Take a rag and wipe down and away any dirt that you find on the hardware. Then, make sure that the hardware is secure. If the hardware is loose at all, use a screwdriver to tighten up the hardware. Keeping the hardware tight will help keep your garage door in order. There should be hardware on the side attaching your track to the garage door, and on the bending parts of your garage door as well. There may also be hardware on your ceiling depending on how your garage door is set up.
#2 Clean The Track
Next, you need to clean the track of your garage door. Make sure that your family or roommates know that you are cleaning the track so they do not try to open or close the door and injure you. You should be able to clean the track with a wet, soapy rag. Make sure that you dry the track once you are done cleaning it.
#3 Lubricate Moving Parts
Once you have cleaned the hardware and the track, you need to lubricate all the moving parts. Over time, these parts can start to get stuck and they can fail to move as effectively as they did in the past. Putting a little lubricant on all the moving parts can help them continue to move effectively
#4 Replace Weather Stripping
The weather stripping goes around the outside of your garage door. It helps ensure that your garage door is sealed up against your garage and that air does not get in and out. This helps regulate the temperature inside of your garage.
Over time, the weather stripping tends to get worn out and cracked; when this happens, it no longer works effectively. If you notice that your weather stripping is cracked and worn out, you will need to replace it.
#5 Inspect Cables & Rollers
Finally, you'll want to inspect all the cables and rollers on your garage door. If any of your cables or rollers need to be replaced, consider calling in a garage door professional, like one from Premier Door Corp, to assist you. Those parts hold a lot of tension, and can be dangerous to remove and replace if you don't know how to handle them properly.Share
5 July 2016
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