Winter is finally winding down and spring is on the horizon. This means warmer temperatures, more sunshine and more time outdoors. Spring is a great time to take stock of how the exterior of your home fared this winter, and this should include your garage door. The professionals at Rise & Shine Garage Doors can come out to your home and take a look at your garage door to ensure it is working efficiently. If you need any routine maintenance, we can do that on the spot, without disrupting your day.
Importance Of Regular Garage Door Maintenance
Over time, your garage door can begin to age, just like any other part of your home. It is likely used regularly, it houses your car(s) and many other items that you want to keep safe and may even serve as a storage area, exercise room or indoor batting cage! Whatever you use the space in your garage for, it is important to keep the door working well so that you do not find yourself unable to open it at all one day. You can take a look at some of the components of your garage door and determine if they need to be professionally serviced. Here are some key components of routine garage door maintenance:
1. Watch and listen to your door open and close. If you hear a grinding or vibration, then you may want to consider calling a garage door repair professional.
2. Clear the tracks and check the sensors. It is very common for debris, leaves, toys, or other items to block the tracks or the sensors and this can cause the garage door to stop working or cause damage over time. You can clear out this debris yourself and help your garage door maximize its life.
3. Tighten the hardware including the bolts. These are under constant stress and used each time you open and close your door. This is one task that can be done by a homeowner and save you from having to call in a professional.
4. With all of the movement and friction, it makes sense that your garage door will need to be lubricated periodically to keep it working well. The pulleys and the rollers should be lubricated once or twice a year.
Residential Garage Door Repair in MN
Rise & Shine Garage Doors specializes in routine garage door maintenance and repair for homeowners (and business owners) in Minneapolis, MN. If you would like our team to come by and evaluate your door for any necessary repairs, just give us a call at 612-886-9606.