Garage door service includes repairs, maintenance, and replacement of the different parts of your garage door. It also involves the installation of new doors and garage door openers if necessary.
Repair or replacement of springs
Garage door springs are a crucial part of the opening and closing process. They stretch and compress when the door is opened and closed, helping to support the weight of the garage door and protecting your car from damage. In general, the springs last around 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing).
If your springs are worn, you may need to replace them. It is best to replace the springs as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
It’s important to inspect your garage door regularly for signs of wear, such as louder than normal noise or jerky movement. If you notice problems, you should call a professional to inspect and repair your garage door.
Regular garage door lubrication is important to prevent wear and keep your doors running smoothly. To do this, lubricate the upper torsion and extendable garage door springs with a light motor oil twice a year. Apply a line of oil about 2 inches from each end of the springs. If you have an automatic garage door opener, grease and adjust it during the same visit.
A header is the beam above your garage door that supports the weight of the garage and prevents it from sagging. Lintels are made of wood or metals that rot and corrode over time, which may require repair or replacement.
Headlining repairs generally cost depending on the damage. The repairer may use cleaning or restoration techniques to restore the header or install new headers.
A garage door strut has two main jobs: keeping the top section straight and aligning the hinges so the door can open and close smoothly. The struts can become damaged or worn.
The chain that goes up and down the garage door is made of steel and should last 10-15 years under normal use. If your chain is bent, it can be fixed.
Rollers and Lifting Cables
The rollers that run the length of the track and raise and lower the garage door are made of steel or nylon. They should be inspected for signs of wear such as broken threads or excessive rust.
To replace a roller, your garage door technician will need to remove the old roller and install a new one. This is typically done with the door in place to avoid damaging the garage floor.
The weatherseal on your garage door helps prevent ice and snow from entering the gap between the door and the wall. If the weather seal breaks, it can be replaced.