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How often should a Garage Door be Serviced

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Your garage door is the biggest moving part of your home, and it’s got a pretty important job on its hands, unlike other pieces of equipment like that Soda Stream your mother-in-law bought you last Christmas which has just sat in the cupboard for months on end. You garage door, on the other hand, protects your home from intruders and safely guards your vehicle – one of your most valuable assets.

So, given that it plays such an important role in your home, it’s equally important to look after it by getting it serviced. Let’s find out how frequently a garage door needs to be service in order for it to reliably and safely perform its job.

Service your door annually

Most manufacturers recommend servicing your garage door once a year, just like your car, your ducted air conditioner or your grand piano… if you’re lucky enough to own one. This is the ideal amount of time to call a professional and have them check your garage door’s components such as the torsion springs, cables, rollers and tracks. By servicing the parts, your technician is making sure that your garage door is safe to use and is extending its life.


It’s also likely that, if you have a warranty for your garage door, it states that you must service it at least once a year to maintain it. Failing to service your garage door once a year could result in the breaching of your warranty, which doesn’t exactly work in your favour.

Reasons to service your garage door:

  • Servicing is cheaper than repairs
    With basically everything, servicing is cheaper than repairs. Cars, instruments, dishwashers, houses, technology… the list goes on. Garage door services cost far less than repairs. So, you’ll save money in the long run if you stick to a regular service routine.
  • Smooth, reliable use
    You want your garage door to be in A1 condition, all year round. Imagine having a really important meeting at work one day, and your garage door refuses to open on that exact day. If you serviced your garage door prior to that, you wouldn’t have that problem. Your garage door will never miss a beat if you get it serviced before issues arise.
  • Avoid the headaches
    We don’t need to remind you of how many things go wrong as a homeowner. You’ve got many other appliances in your home, and the last thing you want to deal with is a faulty garage door. Save yourself that extra headache and just get it serviced!

Need the most diligent, precise and great-value garage door service in Adelaide? Call up The Garage Door Guys! They specialise in all areas of garage door repairs, maintenance and installation. Grab a quote from The Garage Door Guys and get your garage door running like brand new.

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