Garage Door Maintenance

The Importance of Garage Door Maintenance

Garage doors have a lot of parts that require regular maintenance and care. Neglecting these many parts leads to costly repairs and eventually complete replacements. If you want your garage door to last as long as it can, you must care for it in a number of different ways. There are many ways you can maintain your garage door, but the best method is to have a professional inspect it on an annual basis. In addition to an annual inspection, there are maintenance tasks you can perform to ensure your garage door gets the best care throughout the year.

Parts Inspected During Garage Door Maintenance

At Thunder Garage Door & Locksmith Services, we work with all types of garage doors and their many parts. You can expect a comprehensive inspection when performing your garage door maintenance. Our experienced technicians know what to look for when inspecting your various garage door parts. If there is any kind of concern about your garage door, we’ll be sure to provide you with a report and recommended solutions.

Our garage door maintenance inspections cover all parts of your garage door, but you can find a few points of interest below:

  • Opener
  • Springs
  • Cables
  • Pulleys
  • Hinges
  • Tracks
  • Rollers
  • Panels
  • Insulation
  • Safety sensors
  • Clickers/remotes
  • And more!

 

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Garage Door Inspection

Why Seek Annual Garage Door Maintenance

You may be hesitant to hire a professional for annual garage door inspections. Many homeowners believe they can perform the maintenance themselves without much experience. While you can do this, you may not be able to spot signs of wear and tear that could be problematic later on. Without years of experience in the industry, your garage door may suffer from the lack of a professional’s eyes.

Here is why you should hire our team of professionals for your garage door maintenance:

  • Prevents major problems from occurring in the future
  • Reduces costs spent on major repairs or replacements
  • Allows you to take advantage of potential warranties on your door or parts
  • Prevent serious injury
  • Ensure safety features are working correctly for you and your loved ones
  • Prevent future inconveniences, such as your door failing to open

 

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Garage Door Maintenance

Look and Listen

While we recommend professional garage door inspections every year, we also suggest you perform some preventative maintenance yourself throughout the year. One of the most important tasks you can perform is to look and listen when opening and closing your garage door. Observe how easily your garage door opens and closes. Does it slam down to the ground or take a long time to open? If it’s giving off weird noises such as scraping or squeaking, your door may have an issue. These are all signs you can look for to determine if maintenance or repairs are needed.

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Garage Door Self Inspection

Perform Your Own Inspection

Yes, you can perform your own garage door inspection, but be sure to get a professional inspection alongside your own. Two sets of eyes are always better than one. When you inspect your own garage door, you can bring points of interest up to our technicians, who will perform a more thorough observation. In addition, this method is a great way to speed up the process of your garage door maintenance and inspection process. If you perform your own inspection at a different time of the year, contact our technicians to address any concerns you may have.

Garage Door Self Inspection