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Maintain that Door


Once you have your new garage door installed, it becomes one of the most frequently used and largest moving parts in your home.  It is important that you know how to maintain your doors to keep them operating smoothly for many years to come. That’s why here at Bradford Garage Doors we have come up with some top tips on regular preventive care and maintenance so ensure you get the most out of your garage doors lifespan:


The simplest yet most important preventive measure you can take it to observe your garage doors carefully every time you use them. Is it moving smoothly? Are there any unusual grinding or scraping noises? Make sure to regularly inspect all the hardware such as the springs, cables or rollers to look for signs of wear and damage. This means minor damage and wear can be caught early and repaired before the door is used again.


The moving parts of a garage door require periodic lubrication, this will adds years of smooth operation to your system- and it only takes a few minutes a year! Spray lubricant is available from your garage door specialist, use this to coat the combination hinge and rollers, hinges in the field or centre of door panels and the lock mechanism on the door.


It is important to test your garage door’s balance, if it is not properly balanced the door opener will have to work hard and will not last as long. To test this, disconnect the opener and manually move the door about halfway up. If it doesn’t stay put, the counterweight system (springs) are improperly balanced.

For more information on garage doors and for any enquiries you may have about your Bradford garage door please call our team by calling 01274 352 303.

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