A lot of people do not comprehend the importance of their garage doors. A garage has become much more than a place to park the car; it has become a workshop, a hobby room, a storage facility, or in some cases even an extra bedroom. Your garage door protects your home, your possessions, and your family. It serves as an additional layer to keeping intruders out to increase a person’s security. If you look at it this way, would you hesitate for a moment to keep your garage door in tip-top shape?
If you live in the Weston, Florida area and you are in need of repairs on your garage door or just need to call someone for preventative maintenance, look no further than garage door services offered by Garage Door Pros (www.gragefl.com). Offering extremely professional yet highly personalized service, our experts have been an industry leader in South Florida since 2012. Our enviable reputation brings this company additional recognition each year. Garage Door Pros offer timely, effective, and inexpensive installation, repair, and maintenance of garage doors in their area including same day service. Our Weston garage door repair services will beat any other quote by 10%.
Common problems Requiring Weston Garage Door Repair
One might ask “What could go wrong with a garage door”? A garage door is used on a regular basis and it contains many more parts than other household doors, including electronic and/or moving parts. Plus, you really don’t have to worry about other doors falling on you and causing serious injury if they are malfunctioning. In fact, the only malfunction you have to worry about on other doors is not closing properly or a lock not working. Going back to the list of what could go wrong with garage doors, this includes broken springs, damaged motors, the door being off the tracks, broken/stuck rollers, damaged cables, bent tracks, bad sensors, and faulty keyless entry systems.
Garage doors are not immune to the ravages of time, climate, and daily use. Rollers can get detached, springs can get bent out of shape, doors can “shimmy”, motors can short out, and cables can easily loosen or snap. Preventative maintenance can help these problems from happening or catch them while they are still easy to fix, but no matter what the level of work you might need done, be sure to call the experts at Garage Door Pros to do the job right. Remember that the garage door is usually the largest moving part in most homes and it needs proper care to last as long as possible.
The first step in preventative maintenance is to simply pay attention to your garage door while it is moving. If it seems to move correctly without being jerky and operates without any unusual noise, chances are it is in good shape. Take a moment to look at the springs, pulleys, and cables on the door to ensure they are symmetrical and if you hear any grinding or scraping sounds it is time to get a repair professional out immediately. Since the average garage door moves up and down more than a thousand times a year, it is no wonder that the hardware can become loose. If you feel comfortable doing so, periodically check all roller brackets and bolts then tighten them with a socket wrench if necessary.
Proper balance is very important for a correctly functioning garage door. If it is not balanced the opener will have to work harder thus will not last as long. To check the balance of your garage door, disconnect the opener by pulling the release handle (usually a red cord) then manually move the door about halfway up. If it does not stay up on its own the springs in the counterweight system are out of balance. Spring adjustments and/or replacements can be a tricky repair and are best left to professionals like the ones at Garage Door Pros.
Like springs, rollers are another small but very important component of your garage door assembly. These parts are usually made of steel or nylon. They need to be checked twice a year and replaced about every seven years. Chipped, cracked, or worn rollers need to be replaced as quickly as possible so they are not further damaged. If the weatherstripping, the rubber weather seal strip on the bottom of your garage door, is brittle or cracked it needs to be replaced immediately. This component protects your garage from natural elements and is one of the easiest things you can replace on your garage door. Finally, take ten minutes once a year to lubricate the moving parts of your garage door assembly. Use a recommended product (such as white lithium grease) on the opener’s chain and/or screw and a spray lubricant to coat the overhead springs. You will be surprised how these simple steps can improve the life of your garage door.