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How to repair and maintain garage doors?

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How to repair and maintain garage doors?

How to repair and maintain garage doors?

The garage door is the largest moving part in the entire family and is used multiple times a day in any season. In order for the garage door to function normally in the next ten years, please take the time to carry out regular preventive maintenance and maintenance.

Here are ten things we Master Well suggest all homeowners to do:

01 Watch and listen

The most effective preventive measure you can take is to observe its operation every time you use the garage door. Does it run smoothly or does it shake in some places? Does it run quietly or does it produce friction or scratching sound? Are the two sides of the system (rollers and steel cable) symmetrical?

02 Tighten the hardware

On average, the garage door moves up and down more than a thousand times a year, which will cause a lot of vibration and displacement, and the hardware may loosen. Use a socket wrench to check and tighten all roller brackets and bolts.

03 Test garage door balance

If your garage door is not on the level, the garage door motor needs to withstand more force when opening and closing the door, which will accelerate the damage of the motor and affect its warranty period.

Disconnect the switch motor by pulling the clutch, and manually move the door panel upward. If the door cannot be pushed, it means that the torsion spring balance system is damaged. It is recommended to leave it to a professional for maintenance.

04 Check and replace the roller

Whether it is steel or nylon rollers, they need to be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years or so. If you need to use the garage door multiple times a day, you need to increase the frequency of inspections. Worn, chipped or cracked rollers should be replaced as soon as possible. To do this, you can remove and reinstall all roller brackets that are not directly connected to the cable system.

05 Replace the sealing strip

If the rubber seal at the bottom of your door is old or cracked, please replace it immediately to prevent cold air and bugs from entering your home. We Master Well also sale rubber sealing strips, just cut to size and inserted into the groove.

06 Lubricate moving parts

Keeping the garage door components lubricated in your home will increase the uptime of the system, requiring only 10 minutes of maintenance time per year. Use lithium-based grease on the chain and screws of the door opening and closing motor, and use the spray lubricant provided by the garage door manufacturer to coat the torsion spring.

07 Check the cable

You must never try to maintain or replace the steel cable, because the force of the cable will cause you to be injured or disabled. But you can check for broken strands and damage near the bottom roller bracket, so that you can find a professional to replace it at a suitable time.

08 Check the automatic emergency stop device

There are two types of automatic emergency stop protection devices on the garage door, which are airbags and infrared light barriers. In order to test the mechanical performance, place a piece of wood or brick on the ground of the door's running path. When the descending door body touches an object, whether it immediately stops running. The grating system is located on both sides of the door. In order to check the system, when the door is lowered, quickly go through the door hole to see if the garage door stops running immediately.

09 Clean track

Make sure that there is no debris on the rails on both sides of the door. If the rails are inclined, you can use a level to check the verticality. Any important adjustments to the track must be done by professional garage door maintenance personnel.

10 Clean the garage door

Don't forget to check the door panel itself. Wooden garage doors will need to be checked for water damage and warping, as well as peeling paint. Steel garage doors may have rust spots and need to be sanded, primed and finished. While washing the car, regularly clean the garage door with a multifunctional cleaner.

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