5 things to check in overhead garage door
Tri-County Overhead Door Service, Inc. provides overhead garage door in Appleton, Neenah, WI, Green Bay, Waupaca, New London, WI, Oshkosh, WI and surrounding areas. Regular maintenance of your overhead garage door is essential to ensure its smooth operation and longevity.
These are five things to check in an overhead garage door:
- Tracks and Rollers:
Ensure that the tracks are clean and free from debris.
Check for any dents, bends, or misalignment in the tracks.
Inspect the rollers for wear and tear, and make sure they are rolling smoothly within the tracks.
Check the garage door springs for signs of wear or corrosion.
Look for any gaps or separation in extension springs.
Torsion springs should appear symmetrical and not show any signs of sagging or imbalance.
Inspect the cables for fraying, rust, or any other visible damage.
Make sure the cables are properly aligned and running through the pulleys without any issues.
Tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws on the garage door and its components.
Ensure that the hinges are in good condition and properly lubricated.
Check for any loose or missing hardware that may affect the stability of the door.
- Balance and Alignment:
Disconnect the garage door opener and manually lift the door halfway.
The door should stay in place and not rise or fall on its own.
If the door is unbalanced, it may indicate a problem with the springs or other components.
Check the alignment of the door by observing the gaps between the door and the frame on all sides.
Regularly checking these aspects of your overhead garage door can help identify potential issues early on, allowing you to address them before they become major problems. If you notice significant problems or if you are unsure about any aspect of garage door maintenance, it’s recommended to consult with a professional garage door technician. Please call us without hesitation.