You and your garage door have been through so much together: it’s greeted you as you’ve come home for work, nobly and reliably guarded your home and your car and has always done what’s expected of it. If you’re madly in love with your garage door (don’t worry, it’s not unusual), and never want it to leave your side, then it’s no wonder why you’re looking to extend its life for as long as possible.
So, how do we do this? Check out these 5 tips to get the most out of your garage door.
1. Service it regularly
Like most things in life, garage doors need servicing and maintenance. It’s best to service your garage door at least once a year. Your garage door technician will take a look at all its components and make sure it’s functioning properly. They’ll spot parts that have become worn and change them, ensuring that your garage door is safe to use.
2. Address issues early on
A slightly unusual noise? A little bit of a shudder as it goes up and down? These things may not seem like a big deal at first, but the longer you leave them, the more expensive they become to solve. These seemingly harmless issues could also present a major safety hazard if left unaddressed. An important cable could be strained and at risk of snapping, which could cause a serious injury. Address issues early on to extend the life of your garage door.
3. Keep it clean
Cleaning is a great way to extend the life of your garage door. Being exposed to all sorts of harsh Aussie weather, your garage door can become a little grimy over time. If not cleaned often enough, this could result in permanent stains and blemishes which require your door to be resprayed in order to make it look new again. Ask your garage door expert for tips on cleaning.
4. Inspect the weather seal
Pesky leaves finding their way into your garage? It may be time for a new weather seal. Replacing the weather seal improves your home’s insulation and saves you a lot of time sweeping leaves out of your garage!
5. Consult an expert
Still not sure of the best ways to maintain your garage door and extend its life? Have a chat with the team at The Garage Door Guys! As Adelaide’s finest garage door retailers and repairers, they’re always happy to help you out.
Specialising in all sorts of garage doors repairs, The Garage Door Guys have a combined experience of almost 40 years and will solve you garage door problem, no matter how great or small. Talk to the team on 08 8391 0113 and book in for an inspection or service today.