Our experienced technicians have put together a list of tips for keeping your garage door working well for longer. Read on to learn what you can do to keep your system functioning smoothly and safely.
Test the infra-red safety sensors
If you have safety sensors you should test them every month. Before testing, clean the sensors, as dirt and grime will prevent the light from reflecting. Do this carefully, as their lenses are quite delicate. Now open and close the door. While the door is closing, wave a broomstick in front of the sensors. If the door doesn’t reverse and continues closing, then the sensor may be misaligned, or there could be something wrong with their connections. Give our experts a call and we'll take care of the issue.
Check your garage door's nuts and bolts
This is important since the nuts and bolts hold the tracks in place. Tighten any loose bolts to ensure the tracks are properly aligned. If there is some rust, we recommend removing it using an appropriate chemical solution or white vinegar.
Proper lubrication can prevent noise
There are several reasons why your garage door might be noisy. For one, the system may simply need a little lubrication. The springs, in particular, should be lubricated appropriately to limit squeaking during operation. There may also be a build up of dust and other materials in your tracks, causing your system to work harder, causing additional noise as a result.
When should I replace the different parts of my garage door?
There is no particular schedule to follow when it comes to replacing the parts of your garage door but they will all generally be susceptible to wear and tear and follow an average lifespan. The pace of wear and tear will depend on the level of usage of the door at home, as well as the condition the garage door is kept in. The most common parts to require replacement from time to time are the springs, cables, and rollers.