broken cableMost people don’t realize that garage doors are the largest moving mechanical object in the household. Such a large mechanical device should be taken care of accordingly. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case. Recently in Minneapolis MN we ran across a door that was in need of a lot of work. Much of which could have been avoided by proper maintenance and Garage Door Tune Ups. This particular door had an excessive amount of rust, which inevitably worked its way onto the Garage Door Cables. The cables are constantly under immense tension and pressure. They are what hold up the hundreds of pounds of steel, wood or aluminum. As you can imagine it doesn’t take too much rust before the cables start to corrode, fray and eventually snap. When a cable snaps the entire garage door goes crooked, this is due to the spring tension shifting to only one side of the door. This was precisely the case for our Minneapolis customer, however we were able to come out same day and repair this home owner’s door in a matter of hours. We were also able to go over all the preventative maintenance the customer can do to avoid this scenario in the future.

Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

When it comes to garage doors there are many little things the homeowner can do to properly maintain the overall operation of the door. If your garage door is running poorly, or maybe its making loud noises or squeaking. It is time to call a professional and request a Garage Door Safety Inspection & Tune Up. Here is a list of just a few things preformed during this process:

  • Lubrication of all moving parts
  • Tightening of any loose nuts or bolts
  • Inspect safety sensors, ensure they are set to proper height and functioning properly
  • Re-Balance Garage Door Spring
  • Reset Opener Forces, Limits
  • Reprogramming of remotes as needed
  • Check that opener auto reverse is functional
  • Inspect Garage Door Roller Bearings

By having Rise & Shine Garage Doors out to perform a Safety Inspection/Tune Up you will in most cases save money, by taking care of a small issue before it escalates into a major problem. If you are interested in setting up an appointment simply call 612-886-9606. Same day appointments are always available for our Minneapolis customers.