You rarely think about your garage door, but it’s easily the heaviest moving object in your home. Used several times any given day, it can be used literally thousands of times a year. That’s a lot of wear and tear. And at several hundred pounds, that adds up to plenty of danger, especially for kids and pets. Having your garage door inspected at least once a year should be on every homeowner’s to-do list, right up there with cleaning out the gutters and testing the sewage system. It will help spot any issue requiring garage door repair before it’s a safety concern.
Force Setting Test
You can test the force of your garage door by holding onto the bottom of the door as it closes. If it doesn’t easily reverse, you may have excessive force that could use a little adjustment.
Take a monthly look at your springs, cables, rollers, pulleys and other hardware for signs of damage or wear. If you see anything amiss, have a professional take a look. Periodically test the bottom of the door. Raise it up and see if one side of the door leans towards one side. If it does, you might need a professional to help balance it.