Preventative garage door maintenance is an excellent way to keep your garage door looking great and working as designed. Professional garage door maintenance also provides peace of mind by keeping your components serviced and updated to avoid the inconvenience of costly repairs.
HOW OFTEN DO GARAGE DOORS NEED MAINTENANCE?
In most cases, residential garage doors require annual service. For businesses with higher traffic, you should consider bi-annual care. If your door is starting to display signs of trouble, act fast to avoid causing avoidable damage.
SIGNS YOUR GARAGE DOOR NEEDS SERVICE
Doors that are maintained should always work as designed. If your door is making strange noises or working improperly, you could be overdue. Common signs that garage doors need preventative garage door maintenance service include:
–Noisy doors: Garage doors have springs, rollers and other hardware that all need lubrication to function. If your components are dry or starting to rust, your door could start making squeaking and grinding sounds.
–Slow opening: Torsion springs on garage doors pull the weight when you open the door. When these springs wear down, they become less effective and make it harder for you or your opener to raise the garage door.
–Uneven doors: Garage doors have extension springs on either side for support. If these springs break or stretch, it can leave your door looking lopsided and put additional strain on the remaining springs to wear them down faster.
–Damaged doors: If your door has damage leftover from a collision, you could start suffering from poor performance and place additional strain on your system. Door damage can also have a significant and negative impact on its appearance.
WHAT DOES PREVENTATIVE GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE INCLUDE?
As a preventative service, garage door maintenance works to stop problems before they start. Garage doors differ in size, style and design, but in most cases, our garage door maintenance services in the Twin Cities and Western WI will include:
–Track inspection: We inspect your tracks to make sure they are aligned and free of debris.
–Complete lubrication: Our technicians lubricate your door springs and any other moving parts.
–Door balancing: We check the springs for wear and make sure they provide balanced operation.
–Tightening and adjustment: All nuts, bolts, screws and other hardware are tightened or replaced.
–As-needed services: We will look over your doors for additional signs of wear and provide a solution.
WHY SHOULD YOU PERFORM GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE?
In addition to helping you avoid an unexpected repair, garage door maintenance offers additional benefits whether for your home or business, including:
–Improved performance: Proper tightening and lubrication will help your door run efficiently.
–Increased safety: Garage door maintenance helps you avoid safety risks due to broken components.
–Better curb appeal: Keeping your garage looking great and working at its best will boost your curb appeal.
–Longer component life: Preventative maintenance helps extend component lifespans to save on replacements.
SCHEDULE GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE TODAY
At BlackHawk Garage Door, we provide expert installation, repair and maintenance services to the Twin Cities area and throughout Western WI. We have competitive pricing and our technicians are courteous, professional and mindful of your time.
To schedule garage door maintenance with our Bloomington location or to request garage door maintenance from our Baldwin office, please fill out our online contact form today.