After a professional garage door installation from Rocky Mountain Garage Doors, it’s important to properly maintain your new door to ensure its longevity and optimal performance. Here are some essential maintenance tips to follow:
- Regular Inspection: Conduct regular visual inspections of your garage door to check for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Look for frayed cables, bent tracks, loose hardware, or any unusual sounds during operation. Promptly address any issues to prevent further damage or potential accidents.
- Lubrication: Apply a silicone-based lubricant to the moving parts of your garage door, such as rollers, hinges, springs, and tracks. Lubrication reduces friction, prevents rust, and ensures smooth and quiet operation. Avoid using WD-40 or other oil-based lubricants as they can attract dirt and debris.
- Keep Tracks Clean: Regularly clean the tracks to remove any dirt, debris, or buildup that can affect the door’s movement. Use a clean cloth or a soft brush to wipe away any particles. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the tracks.
- Test Safety Features: Periodically test the safety features of your garage door, such as the auto-reverse mechanism and photo-eye sensors. Place an object in the door’s path while closing to ensure that the door stops and reverses. Clean the photo-eye sensors regularly to ensure proper functioning.
- Tighten Hardware: Regularly inspect and tighten the bolts, nuts, and screws that hold your garage door and its components in place. Over time, vibrations can cause hardware to loosen, affecting the door’s stability and operation.
- Keep the Door Clean: Clean the exterior of your garage door regularly to remove dirt, dust, and grime. Use a mild detergent and a soft cloth or sponge to gently clean the surface. Avoid abrasive cleaners or scrub brushes that can scratch the door’s finish.
- Maintain Weather Stripping: Check the weather stripping along the bottom of your garage door for any signs of wear or damage. Replace any worn-out or damaged weather stripping to maintain proper insulation and prevent drafts and moisture from entering your garage.
- Avoid Harsh Impact: Be mindful of how you operate your garage door and avoid harsh impacts or collisions. Improper use can lead to misalignment, damage to components, and compromised functionality.
- Professional Maintenance: Schedule regular professional maintenance with Rocky Mountain Garage Doors. Our technicians can inspect, tune-up, and make any necessary adjustments or repairs to keep your garage door in optimal condition. Regular maintenance helps identify potential issues before they become major problems.
- Follow Manufacturer Guidelines: Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and care specific to your garage door model. These guidelines may include recommendations for lubrication, cleaning, and maintenance intervals.
By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your newly installed garage door. Regular maintenance not only extends the life of your door but also helps identify and address any issues promptly. Trust Rocky Mountain Garage Doors for all your garage door installation and maintenance needs.