Because your garage door sees a lot of use, with it going up and down thousands of times of year, it will have some normal wear and tear. While you might think of tuning up your car and your furnace, few people remember that garage doors could use tune-ups, too.
In fact, in order to make sure that your garage door has a long life and is safe for regular usage, you need to make sure that tune-ups happen regularly, at least once a year.
What is Included in a Garage Door Tune-Up?
Though garage doors are relatively simple machines, each part of the door needs to be checked on before you can be sure that it is functioning properly. Typically, a tune-up includes:
- Tightening the nuts and bolts
- Lubricating the chain, screw, and springs
- Inspecting the rollers and the lift cable
- Replacing the weather seal
- Testing the door for safety and efficiency
- Maintaining and inspecting garage doors on 20 points
We recommend that you let the professionals tune up your garage door. Because there are many parts of the garage door that are under tension, tuning up a garage door can be very dangerous. If you do decide to try to tune up your garage door yourself, make sure to not loosen any of the red bolts. If a bold is red, it means that it is holding something that is under tension.
Safety Issues with Garage Door Tune-Ups
If you don’t make sure that your garage door gets a good tune-up every year, it could present a serious safety hazard to you, your family, and your valuables. Not only will your valuables and your home be vulnerable to burglars, but you will be in danger of having the garage door malfunction and fall at exactly the wrong time.
To make sure that that never happens, Advanced Door offers quick, quality tune-ups for you and your home. That way, you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself and your garage door will continue working the way it should.
Advanced Door does 20-point maintenance on your garage door for free, so call Advanced Door today at (801)-430-9021!