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Here you can find some informative tips and tricks on how to keep your garage door working properly for a long time. Keep in mind that these pieces of advice are not substitutes for professional service.
Choose carefully between steel and nylon garage door rollers.
Steel rollers are strong and durable. At the same time, they require regular lubrication to work properly. Nylon rollers are much quieter and don’t need any care whatsoever. While they may not be as strong as their counterparts, they usually have a long useful life. Make a choice depending on your preferences and on your door’s design and weight.
Check a wood garage door’s panels for damage monthly
Wood is vulnerable to moisture, damage and decay. There are several ways to spot these problems such as watching out for darker spots. It doesn’t matter if they are big or small. You should also press the surface gently every several inches. If you feel a softer area, this may be a sign of decaying wood. In case of trouble, call in a technician right away.
Be wary of the springs
Garage door springs are so strong that they can not only bear the full weight of the door while the system is closing, they can pull it back up as well. When they snap, though, you should avoid attempting to fix them on your own. These components are under a lot of tension and can be extremely dangerous to handle without the proper training. Any mishandling can lead to severe injuries or even death.