Top tips for garage door maintenance

05/05/2017

At Bradford Garage Doors, our team of experts regularly see and meet homeowners in the area with poorly maintained garage doors. That’s because a lot of people don’t understand how to keep their garage in tiptop shape.

Now the weather is getting warmer, there’s now no excuse for Bradford homeowners from not keeping the exterior of their homes looking good ready for the next 12 months. In light of that, our garage door specialists have prepared these top tips to maintaining your garage door:

  1. Observe: it’s important to look and listen to your garage door on a regular basis to see how it opens and closes. Does it do this smoothly or is it jerky? Does it operate in a quiet way, or are you finding that it is starting to sound like something is unhinged? These little factors could be an indication that you garage door needs looking at, so keep an eye out, and if you find something is wrong, call our Bradford garage door team for advice.
     
  2. Weather-stripping: perhaps one of the most common issues with garage doors is a breach on the weather seal strip around the bottom of your door. If this is torn in any way it could mean that weather elements such as wind can come into your home. If you notice something isn’t quite right with your seal, then you can find a replacement at most DIY shops.
     
  3. Tighten up the bolts: because garage doors are a common usage for most Bradford homeowners, it means they are operated hundreds, if not thousands of times a year. Therefore nuts and bolts can become loose, and might need tightening if they start to make a lot of noise.

Garage doors are a big part of many Bradford homes, and we know first-hand that if they break it can cause a lot of stress for homeowners. These are just a few of our tips, but if you do find yourself in a situation where you need to speak to our garage door expert about an issue with your door, please feel free to contact us on 01274 352 303. 


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