Importance of Garage Door Maintenance
As a homeowner, your garage door is probably not the first thing on your mind when you think about preventative maintenance. Instead, like most homeowners, you probably think about your roof, foundation or heating and air conditioning units. However, your garage door is something that you’re going to at least see, if not actually use, every day. It plays an important role in keeping your home, and more importantly, your family, safe, day in and day out.
You may be asking yourself, “How often should I have maintenance done on my door?”
The answer to that question varies based on how often you use your garage door. If you park your car in the garage, you probably use your door several times a day and should have it serviced every year. If like many of us, your car lives in the driveway and stuff lives in the garage, you probably don’t use your door quite as often but should still have it serviced every couple of years. It’s the same concept as maintaining your car, the more you drive, the more frequently you have to change the oil and tune it up. Your garage door system is the same, the better you maintain it, the longer it lasts.
What goes into servicing my garage door and opener?
Homeowners are surprised to learn everything we do when we service their garage door system. When one of the experienced technicians at Dave’s Garage Doors completes a service on your door and opener, you can rest assured sure it’s thorough! Our technicians use a 27-point checklist to ensure every part of your system is inspected. We make sure that everything is tested, lubricated, adjusted and balanced as well as making any other minor repairs. After service, your garage door and opener will be in the best condition possible
Checking safety is a large part of servicing your garage door and opener.
Your garage door is a large and moving part of your home. A faulty door is a safety hazard for every member in your household, both two-legged and four-legged. When a garage door malfunctions, it can potentially close harming your family, a pet or damaging your car. It may close suddenly or fail to open completely as expected. Either way, it can pose a significant safety concern. Schedule annual maintenance today to make sure that any potentially dangerous issues are inspected and repaired in a timely manner!
Maintenance can reduce your repair costs.
The longer a garage door issue goes without repair, the more expensive it can be. Many problems will slowly degrade and become worse over time. Rather than being a simple fix, an unattended repair could turn into a replacement over time. An unbalanced door or roller that’s not moving properly can put undue strain on your garage door opener significantly shortening it’s lifespan. An opener that is opening or closing at the wrong speed can potentially cause structural damage to your door. As a homeowner, you don’t want to deal with either issue!
When was the last time you had preventative maintenance done on your garage door and opener?
If it’s been more than a year, give us a call. We’ve been serving homeowners in the Portland Metro, Salem and Vancouver areas since 1981. We’re proud to be the largest family owned garage door repair company in the area! We like to say “We’re Big Enough to Count…Small Enough to Care!”. Call Dave’s Garage Doors today to schedule a service call. Experience the personalized service you deserve!