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How Often Should I Service My Garage Door?

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Do you service your garage door only when it breaks or becomes severely damaged? Well, regular maintenance can not only prolong the lifespan of your garage door but also save you a considerable sum of money on major repairs. But how to know when your garage door needs to be checked?

Well, to be on the safe side, it's best to perform preventive maintenance on your garage door at least a couple of times every year. But, it's a good idea to call in an expert if you notice anything unusual with the door. To help your safety, we have noted down some of the signs of damage that you should look out for. Check them out below.

Gaps In The Door

The right garage door will seal your garage and its contents from the outside environment. But if there is a gap in the door, the safety of the things inside is compromised. Firstly, environmental elements like wind or rain can easily get inside the garage and affect your possessions. Secondly, the outside air can easily enter your house through the garage and increase the work of your air conditioning system, leading to higher energy bills.

Therefore, make sure to check for any gaps in or below the door. If the gap is caused by any issue that you cannot fix yourself, calling a professional to inspect it can save you a lot of trouble.

Unusual Noises

If you are the one opening and closing the garage door on a regular basis, you are sure to be aware of the way it sounds. A perfectly fine garage door is sure to sound different than a damaged one. So if you have been noticing that your garage door is making unusual sounds lately, it's best to call a professional to identify the issue. Identifying the problem early can save you from paying for a major repair bill.

Remote Control Issues

Are you facing trouble opening your door with its remote control? Well, it's not unusual for remote controls to stop working after a while due to regular wear and tear. If you are facing this issue, try changing the remote’s batteries first. If that solves the problem, you can probably skip spending money on getting a new remote.

But in case it doesn't, you might need to get your garage door’s remote control system replaced soon.

Problems In Opening Or Closing The Door

Is your garage door getting stuck in a certain position while you are trying to open or close it? This can be due to several reasons and trying to force it to open or close may only escalate the issue further. It's best to get it checked by a professional who has the necessary knowledge to fix your garage door securely.

Summing Up

So, these were a few signs to identify if your garage door needs some servicing. Make sure to call in an experienced professional to ensure a fast, easy, and safe repairing process. You can give us a call at (941) 412-1883 if you have any questions about your garage door!

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