Our company offers you some useful tips to prevent problems occurring with your garage door and to enjoy it for as long as possible. Check out our safety advice, opener maintenance tips, and more below.
Check the conditions of your weather-stripping seals periodically
Your garage door weather seals need to be in great condition in order to adequately protect your door and the inside of your garage from the outside world. To check their condition, you'll need to close the door all the way and then turn off all the lights inside the garage. If you notice any pinpricks of daylight coming from the side or bottom of your door, you need to get the relevant seals replaced.
Make sure you clean your garage door tracks regularly
Garage door tracks should not be lubricated, as this can cause dust and dirt accumulations that will result in blockages that may hinder the proper movement of the door. Instead, the tracks should be cleaned properly, first with a damp piece of cloth and then with a dry one.
Changing keypad codes is important
If you have a password protected garage door wireless keypad, then you should pay a little extra mind to security. Change the code every so often to make sure your home stays secure. There's no limit on how many times you can do this, so it's really up to you whether you want to change your password on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Daily would probably be a little paranoid.
A little maintenance goes a long way
It is possible to prolong the lifespan of your garage door and keep it operating smoothly with some basic and regular maintenance. You should lubricate all the moving parts including the hinges, springs, and rollers using a lightweight silicone or white lithium based product. Make sure to test the safety sensors regularly to ensure your opener is capable of detecting an obstacle that gets in the door's path.