At Overhead Door Tulsa, we provide our customers with a garage door that will not only add to the curb appeal of your home, but is built to last. While our garage doors are built and installed with durability in mind, it is important to perform regular overhead garage door maintenance to ensure that your garage door is in perfect, working order. We have gathered a few important tips that you can implement to ensure that your garage door is working properly and no other maintenance needs to be performed. Follow these tips to maintain the safety and security of your garage door.
#1 Look and Listen
This is the most important step in maintaining the quality of your garage door. Watching your door each time it closes and making sure that nothing snags or catches and checking to make sure that both sides of the system look symmetrical while closing. You’ll also want to listen to the closing of the garage door. If it makes a grinding or scraping sound, that could be an indication that something is wrong with the door. By ensuring that everything looks and sounds like it is working properly, your overhead garage door is sure to last. If you notice that your door is making any strange noises or not opening and closing properly, be sure to contact our team as soon as possible so we can assess the situation and perform any necessary repairs.
#2 Lubricate Moving Parts and Clear Tracks
Lubricating the moving parts is an easy step that is only necessary once a year. Coat the springs in a lubricant to ensure they stay in perfect working condition. As you lubricate the springs, you’ll want to be sure that you don’t overdo it and that you use just enough to coat the springs. If the lubricant starts dripping off, you have used too much. You’ll also want to make sure that the tracks stay clear so that the garage door won’t get caught or snagged on any debris. If there are any major adjustments that need to be made, you’ll want to contact the professionals at Overhead Door to inspect the tracks.
#3 Test the Auto-Reverse
The auto-reverse is an important safety aspect of your overhead garage door maintenance. The auto-reverse will automatically stop your garage from closing in the case that something is in way of the sensors. You can test this by placing an object, like a 2x4 board, in the door’s path and try closing the door. If the door doesn’t reverse after making contact with the object, you’ll want to contact our staff at Overhead Door to get your auto-reverse back in working order.
With these overhead garage door maintenance tips, your garage door is sure to stay in perfect working condition. Contact us today at Overhead Door Tulsa with any other questions you may have!