Your Annual Garage Door Maintenance

Here are 3 steps you can take in less than hour to ensure your door is in good working order.

A visual inspection: Stand inside your garage and look at the pulleys and cables. Do there appear to be any problems. Check for fraying on the cables. If there is a problem with your pulleys normally it will cause fraying.

Now open the door and listen. Does it sound like it is running normally? Inspect the rubber weather seal at the bottom of the door. Just rub your finger along it while the door is in the open position.

If you didn’t notice any problems let’s move along to the balance test.

WITH THE DOOR CLOSED pull the red emergency cord to allow you to open the door manually.

Here is a video on how to open the garage door manually



The balance test will help you determine whether your garage door springs are still in good shape.

You can watch this video to see a pro perform the balance test:



If your door is well balanced and you still have no problems with your door congratulations! Let’s take a few more minutes to lubricate the door and help keep that way for years to come.



That's it. Now relax and have something cold to drink while basking in the knowledge that your garage door should give you another year of smooth reliable operation.

If you discovered something you think that warrants further inspection, give us a call. We’re here to help.


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