Essential Garage Door Tips for Free
Do you want to know how to get things right when it comes to your automatic garage door? You’ve come to the right place. This page offers valuable tips that are easy to follow. Check them out now!
Check the door if you feel like something is wrong
Your instincts may be the first sign that something is wrong with your garage door. If you suddenly feel like you heard some noises that were not there before or if you feel like the door's movement is slower than usual, then give your system a thorough examination. If you find any problems, call our experts as soon as possible.
Take proper care of your extension springs
All springs require good maintenance and regular inspection. If your garage door uses extension springs, make sure to check both of them. If one breaks, the other one will likely be close behind. They will need proper lubrication maintenance in order to keep functioning properly for a long time.
Choosing the right type of opener for your garage door
Garage door openers usually belong to one of three types. Screw-drive models can be pricey but their fewer moving parts do allow quiet operation and great reliability. Chain-drive units are usually a little noisy but are very durable and economical. Belt-drive models can require a little more maintenance but they are faster and quieter than a chain-drive opener. Our experts can help you assess your priorities in regards to price, speed, noise and maintenance requirements to find which type is the right one for you.
Removing rust spots
Rust spots should be treated quickly to minimize further damage. Clean the door properly and sand down any residues. Allow the area to thoroughly dry before you apply a primer; oil-based products work best. Allow your primer to dry completely before applying the panels with several coats of paint. Mask off any non-sanded areas to protect the remainder of the door and be sure to choose an exact paint match for a smooth finish.