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Learn all you need to know about insulated garage doors and their maintenance with these practical, useful tips.
Checking your chain’s tension
Our garage door experts say that you should make sure that your chain is properly tightened. You can do this by measuring the distance between the chain and the rail. An ideal amount of slack would be around ¼ to ½ inch from the rail to the chain.
The importance of lubricants
Whatever type of garage door opener you own, it is important that you maintain it at all costs with a lubricant that doesn’t attract dirt, like silicone spray. Our garage door experts recommend around 1 to 2 inch dabs of lubricant on key parts of the rail gear.
Invest in a good set of rollers
A good set of rollers will save you lots of money and repairs in the long run. Steel rollers are some of the best on the market because they wear down less easily, meaning less possibility of breaking.
Keeping overhead garage doors well maintained
Due to the fact that overhead garage doors opens upward and closes downward, lubrication becomes an issue. You do not want it to be too well-lubricated as this could cause the springs to slacken and make the garage door close much faster – which could lead to an accident.
Fixing noisy garage doors
Tighten all the tracks, brackets, and loose nuts. Lubricate other parts like hinges and springs. Check if the rollers are worn out and have it replaced by our technicians if required. Choose nylon rollers when you buy a new one because compared to metals, those are quieter.
Proper way of closing and opening the garage door
When closing or opening the door, you should always keep the door in view until it is fully closed or fully opened. You should also make sure that there are no adults, children, or even animals trying to exit or enter the door while it is moving.
Inspect all torsion spring system components during maintenance
Check the spring for deformation, scrapes, rust, dents and chips. Make sure that you inspect all sides. If there is even a minor problem, have it repaired right away. Evaluate carefully the condition of the drums. If they are bent or rusty, they have to be fixed without delay. Pay special attention to the lift cables. Look at every inch of them closely starting from the bottom up. If you notice even a small cut, you must have them replaced as soon as possible.