As you make your way through your spring cleaning list, here are three simple ways you can take care of your garage this spring.
#1 Tighten Everything Up
Over time, the hardware on your garage door can get a little loose, due to all the movement that your garage door is put through every day. Your garage door has to deal with a lot of movement and vibration, which can eventually cause some of the hardware on your garage door to get a little loose.
Get out a screw driver and a socket wrench, and check all of the hardware on your garage door. Pay close attention to the roller bolts and brackets; this is the type of hardware that tends to move the most. Start by inspecting one side of your garage door top to bottom, and then move to the other side, tightening up all the bolts and brackets as you go.
Tightening up the loose hardware will help your garage door work properly and will prevent the need for more serious maintenance down the road.
#2 Check The Condition of The Rollers
One of the parts on most garage doors that wears out the quickest are the rollers. The rollers are under constant pressure, every time you open and close your garage door, to keep everything on track and working correctly.
As you work on tightening up the hardware on your garage door, be sure to look closely at the rollers. If you notice any rollers have cracks or chips in them, or just look worn down and thin, those rollers are going to need to be replaced. The more you use your garage door, the more often these rollers need to be replaced.
#3 Lubricate The Moving Parts
Finally, as you work on your garage door, you need to wipe down and clean all the parts that you encounter. Once all the parts are cleaned off, you are going to want to lubricate the moving parts. For the chain on your garage door, you are going to want to use a white lithium grease on these parts of your garage door. For the springs on your garage door, which should be located overhead and you may need a ladder to access, use a spray lubricant.
Tightening up loose hardware, replacing worn out rollers, and lubricating moving parts on your garage door are tasks that you can complete relatively quickly that will help extend the life of your garage door and keep it in solid working condition. Contact a company like Advanced Door Service for more tips.Share