Nothing else in your home experiences as much wear and tear as your garage door. Think about it. You’ve got a 500 pound door going up and down several times a day, literally thousands of times a year. It’s easy to understand why regular maintenance can help cut down on your garage door cost. All nuts and bolts need to be tightened once or twice per year. The chain or screw needs regular lubrication. You can get a spray on oil to make it easier. This will make it easier for the door to go up and down, extending the life of both the chain and the opener.
You’ll also want to periodically test the balance of your door. Disengage the door from the opener by pulling on the rope. Lower the door half way. A properly balanced door will stay in this position without any help. If it starts to go down on one side or another, you need to get a professional to balance it. It’s generally the result of too much tension in the springs. Adjusting the springs is a dangerous procedure. Whether you need a garage door torsion spring repair or a new extension spring, don’t try to do it alone – call a professional for help.
Don’t Forget a Garage Door Safety Inspection!
If you’ve already completed your garage door maintenance, great job! But don’t rest just yet. After properly lubricating and caring for your garage door parts, it’s important to test the panel for safety. To check your garage door’s reversal mechanism, place a new roll of paper towels under the door, stand back, and attempt to close the door. Your door should immediately reverse upon contact with the paper towels. It should not crush the roll nor should it bend the middle cardboard piece. If it does, then the reversal mechanism on your garage door is not functioning properly and you should immediately seek repairs.
A Local Company that’s Always Within Reach
Feel free to call the professionals at Sac’s Garage Door Repair anytime of the day or night and say, “Fix my garage door.” We’re a local company serving the Rocklin and greater Sacramento area with a complete 100% customer satisfaction guaranty.
Garage Door Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself
As a rule, any garage door repair involving broken springs or cables should be left to the professionals. These cables and springs are under incredible tension and can cause serious bodily damage if suddenly released. They can even kill you. A professional repair company has the tools, expertise, and training to repair the cables safely.
You also shouldn’t do any repairs you don’t feel absolutely 100% confident doing. If anything feels too complex or beyond your knowledge or skill level, leave it to a professional. You can seriously damage your door and require more expensive repairs. Improperly repaired garage doors can also be a serious safety issue. Know when to call a professional.
Call us any time of the day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even if you just have a question. We’ll be happy to help. We offer emergency garage door repair as well as inspection and new garage door installation. We also offer emergency locksmith services.
Is It Time to Consider Installing a New Garage Door?
When your garage door is giving you trouble, 9 out of 10 times it’s a fairly simple repair you can either do yourself or hire a professional garage door service to repair for you. If your door breaks often enough or is just beat up and looks terrible, it may be time to start thinking about a new garage door.
Your average garage door goes up and down at least a thousand times a year. It weighs hundreds of pounds and can be a serious safety hazard if not kept in good repair. Eventually, it’s going to wear out and not be safe.
There’s also curb appeal to consider. Installing a new garage door can dramatically improve the resale value of your home. Experts consider it one of the best home improvements when it comes to return on investment.
We specialize in all types of new garage door installation. We’ll help you decide the best one for your budget and needs. All of our work is certified and guaranteed.