We have talked a lot on this blog about different things you can do to maintain your garage door. But many ask why maintaining your garage door is important? And, when many ask that, they are not talking about fixing the little things that go wrong that pop up when they notice them, but bi-annually, taking the time to inspect, clean and do routine maintenance to their garage doors.
Catch the Small Stuff.
One of the main reasons to maintain your garage door is to catch the small stuff before it turns into a big problem. This means going out and taking your time to inspect the different parts of your garage door. Oftentimes, homeowners wait until they notice the problem. In many cases, by then it is way too late, and more damage has already been done.
If you catch the small issues in your inspection, it can save you time and money later down the road. For example, if you notice a roller that looks like it’s catching or about to break, it can save you from your garage door lifting crookedly and putting more stress on your springs, causing them to wear and fail faster. If you lubricate your garage door springs twice a year, same thing, it will save you from having to replace them sooner.
Increase the Life of Your Garage Door.
Maintaining your garage door and garage door system will help you extend the life of your garage door. For example, wiping down and lubricating your garage door hinges will help ensure your garage door panel stays in place, and to not…
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Common garage door repair related FAQ
How long does it take to replace a garage door?
Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.
How often should my a garage door be serviced?
Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.
How long do garage door springs usually last?
The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)
What is the life span of a garage door opener?
The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.