Why Should You Do Regular Garage Door Maintenance?
The benefits of doing regular garage door maintenance are numerous – maximised safety and security, increased lifespan of the garage door and the garage door opener, cheaper repairs (if such are needed) and convenience since you wouldn’t be running into emergencies stemming from negligence.
What Issues Can Result from Poor Garage Door Maintenance Practices?
Unexpected repairs: when a garage door isn’t maintained properly, there’s always the risk of unexpected damage and emergencies. Often, such issues will be costly to fix and could’ve been prevented through a routine maintenance procedure.
Poor garage door functioning: in the absence of routine maintenance, you’ll potentially experience less than optimal garage door functioning such as door not opening and/or closing all the way, squeaking and getting “stuck” during movement.
Property security: a poorly functioning garage door can be forced open, which will immediately jeopardise the safety of your garage and property.
How Often Should You Check the State of Your Garage Door
A garage door inspection should optimally occur every year. This is especially important for garage doors being used on a daily basis. Obviously, the more you use the garage door, the more it will need professional servicing.
The routine garage door maintenance procedure will include a few tests to assess functioning hardware tightening and lubrication of the parts that need it. A professional will also check for issues that could otherwise remain hidden until they become major problems.
Garage door maintenance will also be needed whenever you run into a specific issue that interferes with functioning.