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Published on Mar 18, 2013
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Repair & Maintenance Tips
As the largest door in the house, it is necessary that your garage door be well maintained. The garage door is imperative for keeping your vehicles and other belongings placed in the garage secure. Some people neglect maintaining their garage door because of the apparent lack of need for this, but it is very essential. Garage door repair could be pretty costly so make sure to perform basic routine maintenance on a regular basis and insure that the garage door won't need repair as often.
Look at any moving parts of the mechanism to make certain they are not dented or bent. Also, keep the components of the door well lubricated to hinder corrosion. The parts include the roller tracks, latches and hinges. Wipe a little bit of oil on each of the metal parts so they won't corrode. Rust is the number one cause of parts breaking and/or your garage door needing repair. Your garage door opener requires regular maintenance too. Use oil along the full length of it to stop rusting. Together with lubricating your garage door components, be sure they are fully secured. Check the axles and rails to make sure they are attached properly. If not, secure them correctly. Also, make sure all of those same parts are thoroughly clean. There should not be any dust on them left to accumulate over time and lead to further problems in the future..
In addition to all of the inner parts and components, the outer maintenance of the garage door is really essential as well. Working with a light detergent and water, wipe the garage door to eliminate any dust and dirt stuck on the outside. Car wax can be used to the door to stop dust from sticking to it. Moreover, if it is painted, be sure to paint the door regularly, and touch up when needed. There shouldn't be any peeling paint on the door. Seal all cracks with caulk. Additionally, add weather stripping to the door as needed, or replace the weather strip as needed. Should the weather strip on the bottom part of the door is cracked or damaged, it will certainly need to be replaced.
You will also want to check the tracks for issues. If there are dents, you may very well be able to hammer them out, however if not, you'll need to replace the tracks. Furthermore make sure that the tracks properly aligned and level. Thoroughly clean any dirt from the tracks. The tracks are a very important part of your garage door.
Generally it is wise to contact a professional repairman. If your automatic garage door opener is having problems, then it's a wise idea to contact a professional. Any issue with the door that is beyond the homeowner's expertise should be taken care of by a professional.Remember, attempting major repairs on a garage door can lead to major injury if done incorrectly.