Garage door repairs are time-consuming and costly. To avoid having to make garage door repairs, you should conduct the proper maintenance. Garage doors get a lot of use, so if you are checking up on them you can catch problems early.
Let’s take a look at some of the easy maintenance that you can do for your garage door.
One of the first things you can do is test the balance of the door. When you close the garage door you should be able to detach the carriage. The carriage is what is used to open and close the door. With the carriage disconnected, open the garage door about halfway. If the door stays open it means it is good, if it doesn’t stay open you will need to make repairs.
Another thing that you can do is test the censors. Most garage doors come with sensors that stop the garage door from closing if there is something in its path. You can use a small piece of wood on the floor in between the sensors to see if they detect it.
If you decide that you will need to make repairs, you should contact a garage door company.