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April 20, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Paint the Door

Inspect the door itself when you are checking out the other components. If the door is steel, look for rust spots that should be sanded, primed, and painted.
April 13, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Weatherstripping

The rubber weatherstripping along the bottom of the door helps keep out the cold as well as water, dust, and dirt.
April 6, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Auto Reverse Feature

Test the Auto-Reverse Feature  Automatic garage door openers should have an auto-reverse feature that is designed to stop and reverse the direction of the door if […]
March 30, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Balance is KEY

Test the Door Balance  If your garage door is not properly balanced, the garage door opener will have to work harder, and it won’t last as long. […]
March 23, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Lubricate

Lubricate the Moving Parts  Keeping the rollers and other moving parts well lubricated will reduce stress on the rollers and door openers and prolong their useful […]
March 16, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Check the Cables & Pulleys

Check the Cables and Pulleys  Inspect the lift cables and pulleys that attach to the bottom roller brackets on the door. These provide the connection between […]
March 9, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Rollers

The rollers along the edge of the garage door should be inspected at least twice a year and replaced every five to seven years. During your inspection, replace any rollers you find that are chipped, cracked, or worn. Most of the rollers can be removed by simply removing the brackets holding them to the door.
March 2, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Tighten the Hardware

Tighten the Hardware  Because the typical garage door moves up and down many hundreds of times each year, the motion and vibration can loosen up the […]
February 24, 2020

Maintenance Tips – Clear the Tracks

Inspect the tracks on both sides of the door to make sure they are free of debris and rust. You can also use a level to make sure the tracks are plumb (perfectly vertical) along their vertical sections.