6 Garage Door Maintenance
Tips for the Homeowners
Look for any signs of rust on metal parts or general wear and tear. If the metal tracks are not in proper alignment, use a carpenter's scale to align them in a straight line.
Lubricating Moving Parts
Oil or grease the metal tracks in the rolling shutter doors. Other parts that need lubrication include chain, rollers, pulleys, hinges, screws etc.
Garage Door Opener Settings
Do not temper with these settings unless you understand the operating instructions as detailed in the opener manual.
Minor dents in the Panels
Regular use causes dents to appear on flimsy panels. For example, light-weight aluminum door panels are known to get damages quickly. Homeowners can repair them quickly.
Garage door Ventilation
Garages can get quiet hot in the summers and cold in the winters. Install a suitable ventilation fan to lower the humidity
Homeowners can add polystyrene foam in the hollow aluminum door panels. Also, the gap between the bottom of the door and garage floor should be plugged using a rubber or fiber strip.
Bonus Tip - Rust Prevention
Dirt and dust accumulation can lead to rusting. Initially, rust can be removed by simply washing the aluminum and steel doors with a mild household detergent. Use sandpaper to remove extreme rust
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Published on Oct 1, 2013
Even if your garage door seems to be working fine still it needs attention. Hence its necessary to follow some tips for Garage Door Maintena...