Top tips for garage door maintenance

05/05/2017

When it comes to looking after your home, the garage door is one of the most important things that you should be looking after. Regular maintenance is key not only to ensure the longevity of the door itself but also to help protect belongings such as sports equipment and other items which are increasingly being stored in garages rather than the house. Here are five easy measures you can take: 

1. Check the rollers 

Your rollers should be checked a couple of times a year for wear and tear such as chips and cracks. If you find they are damaged then they need to be replaced. 

2. Inspect the seal 

Another part of the door which should be inspected if the weather seal at the bottom of the door. If this is cracked or feels brittle then in will also need to be replaced as quickly as possible. 

3. Look at the tracks 

It is also a good idea to check that the tracks on each side of the door are clear as it is possible that debris can build up here and hinder the opening and shutting of your garage door. 

4. Apply lubrication 

This is something that it is very simple, yet very important to prolong the life of your garage door. Make sure to apply to the chain or screw in the opener as well as overhead springs. 

5. Look after the outside 

Finally, take care of the outside of the garage door itself. Give it a wash down at regular intervals as well as watch out for chipped paint, warping and rust. 

York Garage Doors are experienced suppliers of garage doors having been established in the York area for more than 30 years. If you would like more information about how to look after your garage door or would like to take advantage of a free survey and quotation for a new door then please get in touch today by calling 01904 275 182. 


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