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Garage Door Maintenance: Is It Really Necessary?

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Like any type of mechanical equipment, the components of a garage door wear down over time, and minor issues become a larger problem. The good news is that regular garage door maintenance can prevent extensive overhead door repairs and issues. If we detect the problem early on, we can help ensure that the components and mechanisms of your garage door are in good condition.

Here’s why residential garage door maintenance is not only necessary but crucial for keeping your garage door functioning properly for as long as possible.

Why servicing your garage door is important

Prevents unexpected repairs – Most homeowners use their garage door every day. It can be easy to forget how much we rely on our garage door until something goes wrong. If your garage door fails to open and your vehicle is parked inside, it can cause quite a disruption to your day. Most major garage door repairs are caused by an issue that has remained undetected or ignored until it’s too late. Regular maintenance identifies these small issues before they become a more serious problem. 

Saves time and money – Keeping up with regular garage door maintenance will help you save time and money in the long run. Often, homeowners will ignore a noisy garage door or a door that malfunctions only 30% of the time. However, these seemingly small issues are usually an indication that there is a growing problem with the garage door opener or other components. Prolonging small maintenance tasks can lead to bigger repairs or worse, a complete replacement of expensive parts.

Ensures your safety – While some preventive maintenance can be completed by the homeowner, professional garage door technicians have the right knowledge, tools, and skills to identify issues with the system. Attempting to service your garage door yourself poses a safety risk as there are many moving parts, high-tension springs, and heavy components that can cause serious injury. 

For your safety and peace of mind, it’s best to leave garage door services in the hands of a professional. In addition, a reputable company offers a warranty on labour to ensure the job is done well.

Keeps your belongings and home secure – Most homeowners store valuable items in their garages, from expensive vehicles to sporting goods, outdoor equipment, and more. For this reason, we recommend following a garage door maintenance schedule to ensure the system is in top working condition. The last thing you want is to come home to find that an intruder was able to easily access your garage because of a faulty opener.

What’s included in a routine garage door maintenance call

At Overhead Door Company of Lethbridge, Calgary, and Cranbrook, our routine garage door maintenance includes:

  • Top-to-bottom inspection of the door and all working parts, including the motor
  • Accurate diagnosis of issues such as strange noises, misalignment, an unresponsive opener, and more
  • Identifying wear and tear on all components, including the springs, gears, belts, tracks, and rollers
  • Fixing issues and replacing critical parts 
  • Preventing potential problems that can occur from regular wear and tear

Where to find residential garage door maintenance 

Contact us for all of your residential garage door needs. With office locations in Lethbridge, Calgary, and Cranbrook, you can count on our team to be there when you need us.

Simple maintenance tasks such as lubricating moving parts, inspecting wear and tear with the garage door opener, and tightening bolts or fasteners can go a long way in preventing more costly repairs down the road.

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