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Top 6 Ways to Maintain Your Garage Door

1. BE VIGILANT

Keeping your eyes and ears alert whenever you operate your garage door is an easy approach to prevent serious issues. It’s better to fix the problem right away if it doesn’t open smoothly or completely. Strange noises, such as grinding or scraping, and a delayed reaction time are further indications of a problem.

2. TIGHTEN THE HARDWARE

Your garage door’s movement over time may cause the hardware to become loose. Check the bolts and brackets often, especially if the door rattles when it is being opened and closed. When necessary, tighten components with a socket wrench. To avoid stripping the bolts and harming the door, take care not to overtighten them.

3. LUBRICATE MOVING PARTS

To maintain your garage door functioning smoothly and silently, lubricate the rollers, hinges, armbar, and bearing plates with a lithium- or silicone-based product roughly twice a year. A multipurpose product like WD-40 shouldn’t be used since it will remove grease. To protect the floor from stains, spread down a tarp and keep a cloth handy to clean up any spills.

4. WIPE DOWN THE TRACKS

Over time, dirt, grease, and dried leaves can accumulate along the rails, obstructing the door’s movement and possibly resulting in damage. Start by vacuuming away any dried, loose dirt, then use a moist towel to clean the whole surface. You may use an old toothbrush and brake or grease cleaning for cars to remove stubborn dirt.

5. CHECK THE SEAL

Without a tight-fitting seal, your garage door may easily allow in water, chilly air, and dirt. Standing inside your garage with the door closed is the simplest approach to inspect the rubber seals. If you see any light coming through, the seal most certainly has a hole in it. You can get assistance from a Right Way Garage Door specialist to replace or fix the component.

6. REPLACE THE WEATHERSTRIP

Make sure the weatherstrip that runs down the bottom of the door is in excellent shape to keep water, snow, and ice out of your garage. You may purchase weatherstrip and other garage door components at a Right Way Garage Door site close to you if the rubber is broken or seems to be separating from the door. Simply cut the replacement piece to size and place it in the door’s grooves. Ensure that the flange’s broad angle is within the door.

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