New garage doors can be a pretty big investment. So, once you’ve had them installed, you want to make sure that they last for as long as possible. The better you take care of your garage doors, the longer they can last. And the longer they last, the more worthwhile your investment was.
If you’re looking for ways to extend the life of your garage doors, then read on for our top tips.
Keep your garage door clean
Parts of your garage door, like the weather stripping, will maintain a much better condition if you keep them clean, reducing the rate at which they degrade. The front of your garage door will also benefit from regular cleaning so that it’s not left with stains and cracked paint that will make you want to replace it sooner.
Maintain it properly
Your garage door and all its individual parts need proper maintenance on a regular basis to keep them in good condition. Inspect your door regularly, keep up with some simple maintenance tasks you can do at home, and schedule a professional garage door tune-up at least once a year to keep it in good shape.
Operate it with care
A sure way to need a replacement garage door sooner rather than later is to treat it badly when you open and close it. Only open the door as instructed, whether it’s a manual or automatic door. Don’t jerk it open or closed and don’t place heavy objects on the door while it’s open (this mostly applies to single panel doors that stick out slightly while open).
Respond to any problems
If you start to hear strange noises when opening and closing your garage door or if it isn’t opening as smoothly as it used to, then there’s probably something wrong with it. It might just be a minor problem, but if you leave it unchecked, then it could become much worse over time. If you notice anything wrong with your garage door, you should call a professional to check it out and assess what the problem is. Always sticking to this rule will help your garage door last longer and will reduce the chances of needing expensive repairs.
In need of maintenance or a garage door tune-up? Contact us at Carolina Garage Door if you’re located around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, or Kernersville. We can help you make your garage doors last longer in great condition.