Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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Garage Door Maintenance

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Spring is coming and its time to do some cleaning and preventative maintenance to your garage door that will save you some time and money in the long run. It is very important to keep the garage door at your home well maintained to avoid later malfunctions. There are many procedures that can be done with things you have a round the house that will help you maintain your garage door to function and last for a long time.

Although not as important for functionality, keeping your garage door clean will add or keep the appearance integrity of your home. First it is a good idea to keep it clean using standard grade cleaning solution or soap such as a dish-washing detergent used with a soft brush. It is not recommended using harsh cleaners as damage to the paint of the door may occur. If your garage equipped with a steel door and you want to go the extra mile, you could use a standard automotive wax to give the appearance of the door some life back and to protect it from different weather conditions and the environment. 

Let's not forget the weatherstripping. To keep the garage door seal properly it is recommended to recondition the weatherstripping every couple of months or so using a decent weatherstripping cleaner that is silicone based otherwise it can dry in time and eventually cracked and lose its efficiency. It is also recommended to inspect the weatherstripping for proper adjustment and to make sure it is still flexing otherwise the door might malfunction.

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Maintaining the garage door moving parts properly should be part of the maintenance procedure as well. Lubrication of all the moving parts such as the rollers, hinges, and all other similar functioning parts is recommended to be done using a standard weight motor oil every few months. When you are done, be sure to clean all excess oil residue. The cleaning procedure should be done to the springs as well using a clean cloth for a long lasting operation which will also help noise reduction during the garage door operation. 

It is not recommended and can be dangerous trying to adjust the garage door springs by yourself as serious injury may occur. For your safety and those around you, it is recommended to call a professional garage door technician. For more info on garage door services or preventative maintenance procedures to be done by a professional, visit Premier Garage Door Portland.