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Top garage door maintenance tips


Huddersfield Garage Doors advises that it is wise to check your garage doors regularly, for signs that a repair may be necessary, and carry out a regular program of maintenance, to prevent emergency repairs in the future. Some signs that you may need a repair now, are sticking, or noisy mechanics, obviously frayed cables, or worn or damaged rollers. Even if your garage door appears to be in good condition, and operating well, it is wise to carry out regular maintenance to keep it operating safely and to reduce the likelihood of emergency repairs.

Top tips for regular maintenance to avoid these issues are:

  • Regularly lubricate or grease moving parts on your garage door opening mechanism, according to manufacturers' instructions.
  • Check your rollers and other moving parts regularly for damages or worn parts, particularly if your door does not open as smoothly as it used to.
  • Check the cables are still sound. This is very important, as a worn, fraying cable will certainly lead to an accidental closure of the garage door, or refusal to open, if the cable snaps while closed.
  • Check that the safety reverse system on your automated door works effectively – clean the sensors and check it will reverse when a piece of wood is placed underneath. If your safety reverse function does not operate correctly, then it is important to call the repair team at Huddersfield Garage Doors to prevent your garage door from closing on your vehicle, or someone walking in.
  • Check your garage doors are still properly balanced. Turn off the automatic opening mechanism and open the door manually halfway. It should remain in this position. If not, then you will need the services of the repair team at Huddersfield Garage Doors.

Huddersfield Garage Doors recommends keeping a close eye on the health of your garage door, to ensure it gives you good, safe service for many years. For more advice about repairs, maintenance, or a new garage door, call the experienced garage door team at Huddersfield Garage Doors on 01484 829 612.

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