Garage doors are strong and long-lasting, so it can be easy to forget that they need just as much care and attention as anything else in your home. The experts (including us!) recommend scheduling a professional tune-up for your garage door at least once per year, but a lot of homeowners forget about this or purposely avoid it, thinking they can get away without the expense.
Here are a few reasons you should commit to annual garage door maintenance:
Save money in the long-run
You might want to skip your annual maintenance to save a bit of money, but this could come back to bite you further down the line. A small expense once per year can help keep your garage door in good condition, making costly repairs less likely to be needed. It can also catch any problems that have started or signs that they will emerge, repairing them before the cost of repair rises and new parts are required. Regular maintenance makes it more cost-effective to keep your garage door running.
Stay safe in the garage
Garage doors can be dangerous things, especially if they have any faults. By leaving your garage door unmaintained, you’re increasing the risk to you, your family, and your belongings. If a garage door spring snaps or your door comes crashing down, it can cause serious injury or even worse. Professional maintenance ensures that everything is in good working order, to reduce the risk of danger.
Keep running smoothly
If you go in and out of your garage several times a day, then you want a door that runs smoothly and quickly. It might sound negligible, but you could save precious seconds every time you open or close the door by keeping it well maintained. If you’re in a rush on the way to work, 5 extra seconds can feel like a lot. Maintenance also reduces the risk that a fault will suddenly occur. If you go to open your door and nothing happens, then you could waste a lot of time trying to get back in and solve the problem.
Extend the lifespan of your garage door
Your garage door could last for anywhere between 15 and 30 years if it is well maintained. By committing to annual maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your garage door, meaning it will last longer before you have to spend time and money on a new garage door.
If it’s time for your annual garage door tune-up, contact Carolina Garage Door to arrange maintenance in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or Kernersville.