garage door maintenance

The Importance of Proper Garage Door Maintenance

During long and wet winter months, your garage door can be susceptible to some wear and tear damage. This can become an issue both visually and practically as your garage door is an important aspect of your home.  Whether you have a standard up and over garage door or a side-hinged door, garage door maintenance is very important.  Here’s everything you need to know:

 

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Check your door components

Moving components can pick up quite a lot of dirt and rust over time, so it is important to regularly clean any moving parts and apply a lubricant such as WD-40. This aspect of garage door maintenance can take care of any issues you have noticed developing over some time such as squeaking or jamming when operating the door.

Check the rail and axles

For safe operation, the garage door rails and axles must be tight and secure. Again, you should make sure that the rails have proper lubrication as well as the components, as mentioned above. This will increase the longevity of the garage door.  It is common for rails to break before the actual door if garage door maintenance is not carried out regularly.

Keeping the door clean is an important aspect of garage door maintenance

Everyone wants their home to look great, and the garage plays a huge role in this from the outside. As well as increasing kerb appeal, it is good to practice to keep the garage door clean to ensure that the garage door remains fully operational for longer.

You can keep on top of this easily by grabbing a soft brush and some mild detergent. You only need to do this a few times a year to keep your garage door in top condition.

Dirt, rust, and improper lubrication can shorten the life of your garage door.  With extremely wet winters throughout Manchester and the North West, it is crucial to keep on top of your garage door maintenance.

Looking for advice on your garage door or wondering if you need a new one?  Please get in touch with one of our experts by calling 01942 311 110.

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