If you want to avoid your garage doors looking like the following three images, periodic maintenance is essential.
Now, the good news is there’s a way to avoid any of these things happening to you.
All it takes is a little bit of work each month. And when we say little, we really do mean little. You only need some maintenance spray, an oil can, and a cloth.
To make it even easier for you, here’s a step-by-step guide of where you need to focus your efforts to get the best results.
Maintaining Up & Over Garage Doors
If you’ve got an up and over garage door, here’s what you need to do…
To lubricate the spring mechanism, use an old oil can fill with oil. This will help make sure everything runs smoothly so no damage is caused.
So, without further ado, let’s look at where your focuses should lie:
For the side runners/tracks, all you’ll need is some maintenance spray. Looking after this section will make sure the rollers run up and down with ease.
For up and over garage doors, the picture below shows you exactly where you need to spray the inside tracks. It doesn’t take long to do at all but will keep your garage door in great condition.
Maintaining electric garage doors
And if you own an electric door, you’ll be pleased to know that they’re virtually maintenance-free.
Now, we did say virtually – the tracks the door slides up and down on will still need a bit of a helping hand to make sure they stay as good as new.
The good news is this only requires a damp cloth.
With the door fully open, get your damp cloth and run it up and down the inside of the track. This will help to keep it clean and in working order.
When we said it was a little bit of work each month, we weren’t lying. And yet, so many people don’t do it. Then, over time, their garage door breaks.
If you take a few minutes each month to perform some maintenance on your garage door, you’ll be able to save money on repairs or even a replacement, if the damage is that bad.
What if my garage door is already broken?
If your garage door currently looks like the first three pictures we showed you, don’t worry – you don’t necessarily need to splash out on a replacement.
Here at Garage Door Repair Man, we do exactly what our name suggests – we repair garage doors. So if you’ve been told by other companies that you need a new garage door, why not let us take a look at it first? Because if we can repair it, it’ll save you a lot of money.
Let’s say your cable’s snapped. We can fit new cables from just £50. Now compare that to how much you would have been spending on a new door.
Or maybe your spring’s broken. From just £60, we can replace it with a new spring.
Perhaps the motor of your electric door’s stopped working. Well, before you start looking at new doors, you might be interested to know that a new motor can be fitted from just £170 – saving you a lot of money AND a lot of stress.