Preventative Maintenance for Garage Doors

You take your car in for oil changes and tune-ups regularly – why not do the same for your garage door? Regular preventative maintenance can extend the life of your garage door and help you avoid costly repairs down the road. 

If you haven’t serviced your garage door in years (or ever), it’s time to give the team at American Garage Door a call. Our team will inspect your garage door, following our 10-point maintenance check to catch any potential issues before they become a bigger and more costly problem.

Why Do Preventative Maintenance?

Your garage door is one of the largest and most frequently used moving parts of your home. It’s constantly exposed to all forms of weather while actively opening and closing several times a day. While garage doors are designed to last, frequent use and inclement conditions can wear down even the strongest doors. 

Preventative maintenance is one of the best tools to catch any wear or potential issues before they cause the garage door to break completely or cause harm to you or your family. Trust us – the cost of replacing one spring now is much less than replacing an entire door if it breaks down the road.

Should You DIY or Call a Professional?

While we recommend having an expert do preventative maintenance checks regularly, you can also inspect your garage in between technician visits. Open and close the garage door, listening for any grinding and scraping noise. Inspect the tracks, tightening any screws that may have been shaken loose and clearing debris or build-up. Take a look at the springs and chains, checking for fraying or cracks. 

If you see or hear anything that doesn’t seem right, give the technicians at American Garage Door a call – we’ll help you diagnose and fix the potential problem.

Our 10-Point Garage Door Maintenance Check 

Whenever an American Garage Door technician visits your home, we’ll always perform our 10-point garage door maintenance check to ensure your garage keeps running smoothly.

• Inspect all rails, springs, chains, and cables
• Check and adjust the door for correct balance
• Clean, lubricate and tune all moving parts
• Check the tracks for bends or misalignment
• Tighten screws and fasteners as needed
• Open, inspect and adjust the motor head
• Check gear and sprocket for signs of wear
• Adjust and clean photo-eye if necessary
• Visually inspect for full operational safety
• Test remotes, switches, lights and opener

Preventative Maintenance with American Garage Door

Ready to extend the life of your garage door? Schedule a preventative maintenance check with American Garage Door today!  Our experienced team works with you to help identify and repair any issues.