Our team loves helping local homeowners with a variety of issues, from broken garage door springs to bent tracks and even worn out motor gears. We have some useful pieces of advice to share with you, so take a look at our professional tips below.
Some parts of your garage door need regular lubrication
Pretty much all moving metal parts on any mechanical system will require regular lubrication to keep working optimally. Your garage door is no exception. The main parts that can benefit from being lubricated are the rollers, bearings, panel hinges and torsion springs, if your system uses them rather than extension ones. Lubricating these parts regularly will help you ensure your garage door will move more quietly.
Check the alignment of your garage door tracks
Ensure that your horizontal tracks are slanting downwards and backward. If you have roll-up structures then ensure that the vertical sections are precisely in the plumb position. In any case, both sides of your track should be located at the same height on the walls. If you notice considerable misalignment, get in touch with our team to resolve the problem.
Check the metal tracks for loose connections & dents
Our advice is to check your mounting brackets. These are fitted to the wall and must be tightened if loose. You should use screws and bolts, but keep the door closed. You should also watch out for crimps and dents. If you notice significant dents to your tracks, this can cause your door difficulty to move up and down in the future - we recommend you call a professional to resolve it sooner rather than later.