Your garage door is one of the essential pieces of household protection because it secures the most significant entrance to your home. With this, you will always want to make sure that your garage door is functioning correctly, and that all of its parts are up to date and not broken. Let’s take a look at how your garage door can get tuned up so you will not have to worry about it.

Safety First

Before you begin working on your garage, you need to make sure safety precautions are being taken to prevent any possible injuries from occurring. If you have a garage door opener, make sure it is unplugged. If the door is open during your work, make sure you clamp a locking plier onto the track to prevent it from rolling shut. If your job includes removing a lift cable, make sure it is not under tension, as it could cut you.

If at the same time you feel unsure about your capabilities in tuning up your door, please feel free to contact us as we house many professionals who would be more than happy to aid in your garage door’s functionality.

Inspecting its Hardware

Tightening nuts and bolts– Do to constant use, many nuts and bolts will become loose and may lead to your garage door from functioning correctly. Make sure they are inspected and tightened when necessary.

Roller Inspection– Much as is the case with the nuts and bolts, the roller is continuously under use. Make sure to look over them, to see if there is any damage caused to them, and have them replaced accordingly.

Lift Cable– Look for any wear and tear on this part as well.

Maintenance of Chains, Springs, and Seals

Lubricate the chain and screws– Lubricate the chain or the screw on your opener annually with white lithium grease. Spray-on versions are available at most home centers.

Lubricate your springs– On top of chains and screws, your springs need to be lubricated as well; and use WD-40 to ensure this.

Replace the weather seal– Make sure if it is cracked or broken, that you replace your seal. This is best left to the professionals to undertake.

Unique Garage Door Service

Unique garage doors and gates have been helping people with garage door maintenance for several years. In that time, we’ve worked with big businesses and small family homes. If you would like to learn more about our services and rates, give us a call today at (954) 703-4054.