The largest moving part on your home is your garage door and there are many moving parts that help it function to the fullest capability. Most homeowners do not know, but a garage door increases the value of the home by 4%. Simple home maintenance biannually can prolong the life of your garage door and keep it in good running condition.
Maintenance Tips for the Summer
Here are some quick tips and tricks from H & L on keeping your garage door and home beautiful and appealing:
- Cleaning with a mild detergent and giving the door a good pressure wash will help rid the garage door of dirt and grime and most importantly help the longevity and functionality of the door. Heavy Gunk and debris can build up in the winter and go unnoticed.
- Lubrication is vital to the smooth operation of all moving parts of the garage door and operator. Simply, purchase a can of garage door Teflon lubricant; avoid WD-40 or other non-Teflon brand lubricants. Start by raising your garage door in the up position and spraying the inside corners of the track from top to bottom. Then, lower the door and spray a mild layer on all hinges, rollers, springs and the bottom of the motor rail if applicable.
- Inspecting Check Tracks & Hardware Check all tracks, hardware and moving parts to ensure nuts and bolts are tightened properly. If any hardware is loose or missing, replace or tighten as necessary. Again, keeping tracks clean and clear of debris, while assessing alignment to make sure tracks are free from damage will also keep the door quiet and functioning properly.
- We recommend a professional service once a year!
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