The average homeowner opens and closes their garage door over 1500 times a year. In fact, it's also been found that 71% of homeowners use their garage doors as the primary entry and exit point of their homes. This can be a lot of wear and tear on your door. Most people don't think to consider how important it is to have their garage doors inspected and tuned-up annually. There are a few steps you can take yourself to help prevent future costly repairs and potential replacements.

DIY Maintenance

  • Listen and Look- The easiest task on this list is to simply be aware. Over time, you will get accustomed to the function of your garage door. You know how it's supposed to sound and are used to its movement. Hearing screeching and other odd noises, as well as noticing jerking motions and jamming are clear cut signs that there could be an issue with your garage door. Don't ignore these warning signs. The sooner a potential problem is tackled, the easier it will be on your garage door and your wallet.
  • Lubricate- The moving parts of your garage door, such as the pulleys, tension springs, cables, tracks, and chains should be kept lubricated throughout the year. A garage door spray should do the trick. This simple task could prevent grinding, irking noises, and other potential malfunctions.
  • Keep it Clean- Using an all purpose cleaner to keep your garage door clean is a great way to keep an eye out for damage. Cracks, warping, dents, and rust may seem superficial, but fixing a small problem will prevent a bigger one from occurring. Be sure to also remove any dirt and debris from your door's tracks. Keeping the area clear will prevent jamming and keep your garage door running smoothly.
  • Test What You Can- If your garage door closes too quickly, or has trouble opening, it may be time for new springs. Test your door by manually opening it half way. It should balance on its own. If it doesn’t, it may be time to have it looked at. The auto-reverse features of your garage door can be tested as well. Make sure that your photo-eye sensors are aligned properly. Place an object in the way of your garage door and then activate it. The obstruction should cause your door to reverse automatically. If it continues to close, make sure your photo-eye sensors are clean. Wipe them down with an all purpose cleaner. If your door still continues to close. Call in the professionals to take a look.

Above & Beyond Garage Doors

Garage doors are excellent investments for your Coram home. Their features enhance the safety, security, value, and convenience of your family and residence. Don't ignore signs of potential garage door malfunction. Coram Garage Door Repair Company, Above & Beyond Garage doors has been serving Long Island for over 15 years. This expert staff specializes in a wide range of garage door styles and brands. Whether you need a garage door tune-up, repair, replacement, or regular maintenance, there's nothing that this team can’t handle. A 24 hour line is provided for emergencies and free estimates are given by experienced professionals. This guarantees you are getting the fairest quote possible. Technicians pride themselves in discussing all of your possible options and executing smooth, quality service. Trucks arrive fully equipped for same day service. Call Coram Garage Door Repair Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors today to schedule an appointment at your convenience. 631-736-0369.

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