We want to keep your garage door working efficiently for as long as possible. That’s why we’ve put together these free tips, courtesy of our experienced technicians. Read on for practical advice when it comes to taking care of your door!
Get rid of unwanted rust
Nothing spoils the look of a gorgeous garage door more than visible spots of rust. Not only are these unsightly, but they can also negatively impact the functionality of your automated garage door. The easiest way to get rid of rust is to sand it down. You could also try a special rust-inhibiting primer to cover up all the spots on both the interior and the exterior of your door.
How to prevent rust
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to look after your door is to apply anti-rust to the panels, the hinges and the other moving parts. Rust is actually among the main causes for garage door deterioration. If you see rust forming on any spot on your garage door, we recommend you act right away to remove it.
Make sure any new replacement parts will fit your system
Replacement parts will come in all kinds of different sizes depending on the type and weight of your garage door. Check your existing components before ordering new ones and if you decide to replace your door, confirm the opener is appropriate for the new door in terms of horsepower.
Make sure you're purchasing trustworthy replacement parts
Some people refrain from purchasing garage door repair parts manufactured by known brands in an attempt to save money. The problem with settling for cheap is that you risk quality and durability. Cheaper components may need to be replaced a lot more often meaning in the long run, it's unlikely you'll save money.
Don't forget garage door maintenance
We recommend you book a professional garage door maintenance session at least once a year. It's important to systematically check the condition and functioning of your system's various parts like the opener sensors and springs on a regular basis. Lubrication maintenance can also help your system to continue function normally aswell as help to prevent rust.