As a homeowner, you know how important maintaining your property is to the overall longevity and value of your home. While you may stay on top of most home projects, many people overlook an underrated amenity, which is their garage door. If you don’t regularly service your garage door, it may give out or cause issues at the worst possible time, which can give you a bad start to the day or delay your entire day. For these reasons, it’s crucial that you regularly maintain your garage door, as well as avoid a few common mistakes. Here, our licensed technicians at Bluff Country Garage Door Service will discuss some mistakes you can avoid to ensure your door lasts for years to come.
Fixing it Yourself
While we all want to think we’re a master technician that can solve any home problem, most of us need to accept that’s simply not the case. No matter how simple you think the fix may be on your garage door, you should always consult an expert for your repair. One wrong move or “repair,” and you could end up getting your cars stuck in your garage until you can get an expert over for an emergency repair. This can delay your entire day and cause you to miss important events. Additionally, making a temporary fix by yourself can just prolong the damage that is already there, which can cause issues further down the road.
No Regular Maintenance
While it may fall to the back burner at times, you should maintain a regular maintenance schedule on your garage door to ensure it runs smoothly for its entire lifespan. While missing the occasional maintenance check isn’t the end-all-be-all, you should do what you can to maintain a regular schedule. Some common things to look for during regular maintenance checks include:
● Door Balance
● Part Lubrication
● Cable Checks
● And more
If you aren’t sure how to regularly maintain your garage door, contact a professional today, so you can ensure your door lasts for the long haul.
Ignoring Obvious Problems
If you see an issue with your garage door, such as a missing part, worn down cables, broken springs, or more, you should work to remedy them immediately. If you leave persistent problems alone, they will come back to bite you in the long run and possibly cause more damage than they would have initially. Even if you don’t think it’s a major problem and you hear a weird noise while the door is going up and down, you should still get it checked out. To learn more about problems you may be overlooking, contact our team today.
Contact Bluff Country Garage Door Today
If you are in Southeastern Minnesota, Northeastern Iowa, or Western Wisconsin and looking for a team of maintenance professionals to help you maintain, install, and repair your garage door(s), contact Bluff Country Garage Doors today. Our licensed team can help you with your every need, and we are available for emergency maintenance, as well. To learn more, give us a call at 612-226-4721 or message us on our contact page today.
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