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Garage door maintenance tips

12/06/2018

For many Huddersfield homeowners, the garage door is the largest moving part to the entire home. Therefore, it is essential that you keep it operating smoothly for a long time as garage doors can be expensive to replace- so regular preventive care and maintenance is needed.

To help you along the way, here are our top essential garage door maintenance tips to help you keep your garage door running at 100% for as long as possible:

  1. Look and Listen- always pay attention to your garage door every time you use it. Does it open smoothly? Are there any unusual noises when it’s in operation? Does it open straight? By looking regularly, you will be able to spot any issues earlier
     
  2. Tighten up brackets and bolts at least every quarter
     
  3. Replace the weather-stripping to ensure that your garage door isn’t affected by the elements – plus this keeps your home insulated longer
     
  4. Lubricate all moving parts after you’ve tightened them up
     
  5. Keep it clean; especially as colder weather clears away. You will need to make sure there is no debris trapped anywhere in your door as it can affect it operating smoothly
     
  6. Replace the garage door rollers at least twice a year – for advice on this please do not hesitate to contact the Huddersfield Garage Door team
     
  7. Check the cables – this is very important as cable issues can cause your garage door to fall off its tracks, which can be very dangerous if you then operate your door as it can fall

If you would like further information on how you can keep your garage door well maintained, please get in touch with the Huddersfield Garage Door team today by calling 01484 829 612.


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