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Essential job or weekend spoiler? It depends on the way you look at garage door maintenance. The truth is that with proper care, the door will have minimal chances of keeping your car stuck in the garage on Monday morning. Check out some of the major tasks which have to be done.
Inspecting Hardware Parts
The check should start from the spring and horizontal tracks and go all the way to the bottom brackets. It is usually not hard to notice the bothering signs of damage. Springs may have chipped and stretched coils while the cables may be frayed and/or have small cuts. Tracks could have bent sections, and hinges are prone to bending as well. Rollers, on the other hand, may have twisted stems and/or worn wheels. Damaged parts should be repaired right away. If repair is not an option, they will need to be replaced.
Protection for Panels
There are two ways to protect the panels from the elements. The first one is painting. Doors which are repainted annually have the best protection from water damage. The choice of exterior grade paint is extremely important too. Ideally, it should be specially formulated for the material which the panels are made from, be it steel or wood. The second task is replacing worn weather seals with new ones. If light comes through the sides of the door, then the old weather strips have to go. The new ones should be made from vinyl as it provides reliable protection from water while being highly durable.
Safety Sensors Maintenance
The work starts with a check for damage. It is important to inspect the wiring closely too. If the cords and sensors are in good shape, they should be wiped clean with soft cloth. The photo eyes require proper aligning too. They should be aimed at each other to work properly. The easiest way to test the sensors’ performance is to wave a long thin object in front of them while the door is closing. The door should reverse its course immediately. If it continues down to the floor, the devices will require a check and repair or replacement.
It’s possible to have perfectly working automatic door without putting any effort. Simply leave the maintenance work to us. At Garage Door Repair in Palm Valley, we take perfect care of all components from the smallest to the largest. Count on us to fix them and replace them, when needed.
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