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Regularly maintaining your garage door can and will save you a lot of money in the long run. While you can use garage door repair Weston, sometimes you don’t need to shell out the money for a professional. In fact, sometimes all your door needs are a little oil, a tune up, or another simple fix. While we’d normally recommend utilizing a professional for things like replacing your springs or examining them, there are some home fixes you can do safely on your own. In order to keep your automatic garage door working properly here are some tools and parts you can keep on hand to do your own maintenance.
Aside from using this tool to hammer nails into a wall, get nails out of a wall, and hammering things together, you can also use a hammer for your automatic garage door. A hammer can help you tap misaligned tracks back into place. Misaligned tracks can happen for a number of reasons but typically general wear and tear, along with age, are the most common reasons why this happens.
Tape measures are great to keep on hand, like the hammer, because they have a variety of different uses. Use a tape measure to measure the length of replacement parts such as weather strips. This will help you to avoid ordering or buying the wrong size parts and pieces.
Loose bolts or screws can happen and it’s not an indicator that something is totally wrong with your garage door. Natural wear and tear can cause your screws or bolts to come loose. This is a simple fix and doesn’t require any sort of professional to come and tighten a screw or bolt.
Pliers are great for locking the rollers back into place on the tracks. Additionally, you can use pliers to prop the door open if it’s having trouble staying open or up while you’re trying to do some light maintenance on it.
Often people will call Weston garage door repair services for their creaky garage door under the assumption that something serious is wrong. When in fact, the only thing the garage door needs is a little lubricant. Keep some WD-40 on hand to avoid having to pay for a professional to come out and tell you all you needed was a little lubricant.
1-in Galvanized Roofing Nails
You can use these nails for installing weather stripping. Over time your weather stripping will be stripped. Again, this is totally normal wear and tear and is no cause for alarm.
Sometimes, for whatever reason, your garage door won’t stay open. While you can call a professional, sometimes the fix is something simple and easy for you to do. A 2×4 can help you keep the door propped open while you’re working on it. A somewhat “caveman” style tool but effective nonetheless.
Do you live in an area where there are heavy rains and snows? A weather seal will help to protect various parts and pieces of your garage from the elements. While you can’t avoid normal wear and tear from use and weather, you can help to limit the damage by sealing these specialized parts with a weather sealant.
Spray-on White Lithium Grease
This will help to lubricate the chain in the garage door opener. While the WD-40 is for lubricating other areas of the garage door, this is specifically for the chain. Your garage door is a lot of moving metal pieces which ultimately require adequate grease and oil to maintain their proper functions.
Garage Spring Repair in Weston
Maintaining a working garage is easy and can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Taking only about 30 minutes every few months to lubricate and check everything is in working order is a far better investment than replacing your garage door every few years. If you’re unsure about your garage door needs, give us a call. We can help you inspect your garage door and give you advice on how to maintain it long after we’re gone. Call us today to schedule an appointment.