Simple maintenance tips

19/02/2016

Installing a garage door may be the move you need to make but with everything else which is regularly used it will require frequent maintenance and checks. These checks will ensure that you get the most out of your garage doors lifespan so they can be used in any season and at any time of the day. If you are in the Bradford area and own a garage door here are some preventive measures that will allow you to use your garage door for years to come.

The simplest method of prevention when tending to your garage door is to look and listen for any symptoms that may lead to further damage being caused. Does the garage door jerk when you open it or does it operate smoothly? Does the garage door open silently as it should or does it sound as if it is grazing on the floor or garage? It is these simple checks that can often save you the most time and money.

You should also check to see if your garage door is balanced properly. If it isn’t properly balanced, the frame will have to work harder to do its job drastically reducing its lifespan.

The average garage door in Bradford will open and close around 1000 times a year. This constant opening of the door can loosen the brackets so it is important to regularly check the hardware. You should look to tighten the roller brackets and bolts with a socket wrench.

The rollers in your garage need to be inspected twice a year whether they’re nylon or steel. These inspections also need to be backed up with roller replacements every seven years on average. As a garage door owner in Bradford may operate their door more times than the average person, these mandatory replacements may need to be brought forward a few years.

Your garage door should be regularly lubricated throughout the year as this will add years of hassle free and seamless use to your door. With several different lubricants available at your local supermarket or hardware store it is worth the 10 minutes it takes to actually apply the grease as this will keep it in perfect working condition.

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


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