Garage Door Repair and Maintenance

Your garage door is probably the largest movable object in your house. Keeping it in good maintenance ultimately comes down to a safety issue, especially if you’ve got children or pets. There are several routine maintenance jobs you can do on your garage door. This will increase the safety as well as minimize expensive garage door repair costs in the future.

Keeping Up with Maintenance is Easy and Rewarding

Always keep your garage door well lubricated. WD40 isn’t the best for this job. You want a lithium spray or perhaps a silicone spray. Apply liberally to the top part of the chain rail, stems, hinges, metal rollers that come with ball bearings, the arm bar, nubs, and the lock. Don’t worry about the chain rail, the chain, the garage door track, and the spring.

Rather than lubricate the track, you should clean it regularly. Wipe the inside portion of the track with a wet cloth, followed by a dry cloth. WD40 does make a nice solution if there are any sticky areas on the track.

You Should Also Do a Regular Visual Inspection

Regular visual inspection is crucial for identifying any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment on your garage door. Take the time to check your door’s panels, springs, cables, rollers, and other hardware components. Look for dents, cracks, rust, or any loose or missing parts. You can even check the alignment of the door by observing if it hangs evenly and smoothly. Inspect the weatherstripping along the sides and bottom of the door to ensure it’s intact. By conducting regular visual inspections, you can catch any issues early on. If you see something amiss, you can contact a professional for early door repairs. It’s easier and cheaper to fix your garage door’s individual parts early before it breaks something else.

Professional Maintenance Is Always a Great Option

Proactively scheduling regular professional maintenance for your garage door prevents major repairs. A professional technician can conduct a comprehensive inspection of your door. They’ll be able to identify potential issues that may not be obvious to you. They can adjust tension on springs, tighten loose hardware, and make necessary adjustments that may not be safe for you. Professional maintenance saves you time, money, and potential inconvenience. By entrusting the care of your garage door to experts, you can rest easy knowing that your door will function for years to come.

We Also Do Garage Opener Repair

If you need to repair a garage door, call El Dorado Hills Garage Door Repair. We feature general garage door repair as well as garage opener repair for EDH and the Greater Sacramento area. Give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(916) 965-5766

Garage Won’t Open? It Might Be a Broken Garage Door Spring

When you’re faced with a garage that won’t open, one possible culprit is your springs. You may have one or two springs located above the door. Inspect them for any signs of damage. It’s usually easy to tell when they’re broken as they’ll be split cleanly in two. If so, give us a call. We offer affordable garage torsion spring replacementfor both residential and commercial buildings. Please remember that torsion and extension springs are under heavy pressure and shouldn’t be tinkered with unless you’re knowledgeable in garage repair. At EDH-Serrano, our techs are certified and have many years of experiencing replacing all types of spring models.