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How to Maintain Your Garage Door After Dr. Garage Door Installation

Garage Door After Dr. Garage Door Installation
Congratulations on the installation of your new garage door by Dr. Garage Door! Now that you have a brand-new garage door enhancing the curb appeal and functionality of your home, it’s essential to prioritize regular maintenance to ensure its longevity, performance, and safety. In this article, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to maintain your garage door effectively following installation.

1. Conduct Regular Visual Inspections:

Start by visually inspecting your garage door components for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Check the tracks, rollers, springs, cables, and hinges for rust, cracks, fraying, or loose hardware. Look for any gaps or misalignments that could affect the operation of your garage door.

2. Lubricate Moving Parts:

Proper lubrication is key to ensuring smooth and quiet operation of your garage door. Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the rollers, hinges, springs, and tracks to reduce friction and prevent premature wear. Be sure to wipe off any excess lubricant to avoid attracting dirt and debris.

3. Test Safety Features:

Your garage door is equipped with safety features such as auto-reverse sensors and emergency release mechanisms to protect against accidents. Test these features regularly to ensure they are functioning correctly. Place an object in the path of the door while closing to verify that it reverses direction immediately upon contact.

4. Check and Tighten Hardware:

Over time, the hardware securing your garage door components may loosen due to vibrations and movement. Periodically inspect and tighten all nuts, bolts, screws, and brackets to prevent parts from coming loose and causing potential safety hazards.

5. Keep Tracks Clean and Aligned:

Dirt, debris, and other obstructions can accumulate in the tracks, causing your garage door to operate inefficiently or become stuck. Use a brush or cloth to remove any debris from the tracks and ensure they are properly aligned. Misaligned tracks can lead to uneven wear on rollers and premature failure of components.

6. Maintain Weatherstripping and Seals:

Weatherstripping and seals play a crucial role in keeping your garage insulated and protected from the elements. Check the weatherstripping along the bottom of the door and the seals around the perimeter for any signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn-out weatherstripping to maintain energy efficiency and prevent moisture intrusion.

7. Schedule Professional Maintenance:

While there are many maintenance tasks you can perform yourself, it’s also essential to schedule regular professional maintenance inspections by Dr. Garage Door. A trained technician can identify potential issues early on, perform necessary adjustments and repairs, and ensure that your garage door continues to operate safely and efficiently.

By following these maintenance tips and scheduling regular inspections with Dr. Garage Door, you can keep your new garage door in top condition for years to come. Remember that proper maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your garage door but also ensures the safety and security of your home and family.
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