Understanding Garage Door Maintenance

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Many homeowners delay maintenance work in their homes because they want to do away with the expense. Here at O’Brien Garage Doors, we want to point out two things. First, it is always better to do timely maintenance than to wait for things to fall into total disrepair. Second, waiting until things fall into total disrepair can lead to even bigger repair expenses — and that goes for your automatic garage door, too.

Understanding the essential points of garage door maintenance will help you save on costs, maintain 100% functionality, and secure this particular entry point to your home.

Annual or Bi-Annual Professional Servicing
There’s no need to tinker with automatic garage doors often. Garage door openers from reliable manufacturers are durable and can last for the better part of a year without major maintenance or repair work.

The optimal frequency for a professional garage door check, therefore, is once or twice a year. At the very least, a bi-annual check will alert you to possible problem points, should any come up. Your repair technician will be able to advise you on how to prevent further wear and tear and recommend when the next maintenance check or repair is due.

Electronic and Mechanical Components Require Different Care
How you care for the electrical components of your garage door is textbook. Keep obstructions out of the way of laser sensors, keep sensor eyes clean, and keep all electric circuits away from water and heat sources.

Caring for the mechanical components is a different matter, meanwhile. Sometimes it’s as easy as lubricating rollers, hinges, and latches or removing debris from roller tracks.

In some cases, however, you’ll need a professional’s help. If your garage door descends unevenly, emits an inexplicable loud noise, or if the reverse function of the opener doesn’t work, it’s usually a signal that you need a garage door repair technician.

If you live in Wilmington, you can count on O’Brien Garage Doors for assistance.

Your Choice of Garage Door Technician Matters
Don’t take choosing a garage door technician lightly. You don’t want to pay for a repair service only to have to call them again in a week or two because they didn’t do a good job the first time around. What you want are professionals who know what to do and when to do them.

Choose garage repair experts whom you can be confident in. O’Brien Garage Doors is ready to answer your call. Contact us today.