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7 Quick Tips to Keep Your Garage Door Running Smoothly

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It’s easy to overlook how often we use our garage doors, but daily wear and tear can take a noticeable toll. The average garage door moves up and down around a thousand times per year, so keeping yours in working order is very important. Here are a few tips to help you avoid premature garage door service.

Pay Attention

Is your garage door making any noise? Grinding, scraping, etc.? Do you notice any odd jerky movements? If so, where is the problem originating from?

Keep It Clean

Check your garage door for any water damage, rust, or peeling paint. Cleaning your door regularly will prolong its use and prevent a costly replacement.

Tighten It Up

Examine your garage door for any asymmetry; hanging wires, strings, etc. Secure any pulleys or cables and tighten bolts and brackets.

Keep It Moving

Lubricate any and all moving parts of your garage door to prevent rust and damage. Keeping these parts in oiled and working order will add years to your garage door’s lifetime.

Stay Updated

Replace worn-out rollers, weather-stripping, and any other hardware. Updating these small pieces can prevent larger repairs in the future.

Safety Test

Place a piece of wood or another durable object under the garage door to make sure it reverses. If your garage door is over 20 years old, it may not have this feature and should be replaced to prevent avoidable accidents.

Know Your Limits

If your garage door has a significant issue, call a garage door service professional. Your time is valuable, and the experts at Gandert Door will have your tune-up finished in a flash.

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