Ever considered how beneficial your garage door is for your home? While most homeowners take this door for granted but given proper attention, your garage door will continue giving, year after year. There is one maintenance task that will ensure that your garage door lasts for years to come, and that is lubrication. Instead of waiting until your garage door needs attention, here are a few reasons why garage doors need lubrication:
DON’T GET LOCKED OUT
Ever used the lock on your garage door? Don’t worry you’re not the only one, because many homeowners neglect the garage door lock. Not everyone has a garage door opener which requires them to use an old-fashioned lock and key on their door. If you fail to lubricate the lock, then it could rust, and the next time you put the key in the lock, you’ll be met with resistance. So in order to avoid lock-outs you’ll want to lubricate the lock at the same time you perform your other lubrication tasks.
When rollers make an unpleasant screeching sound you know they probably need lubrication. Garage door rollers help your garage door move up and down smoothly in the track. Lubricant allows an additional layer between the track and roller, which protects the track and means smoother movement. If you’re like most homeowners you’re not entirely certain how to perform routine garage door maintenance. That’s where Carlson Garage Doors comes in handy! We can help you!
NOISE REDUCTION/ PREVENTION
Your garage door is made up of many moving parts, like rollers and hinges. These parts tend to make noise whenever they wear out or aren’t installed correctly. Then when you consider the actual door which has nuts, screws, roller bearings and springs, to name just a few of the parts. Lubricating these parts every year should cure any noise problem.
Garage door hinges help the door panels fold and unfold as the door goes up and down. If you’ve ever had to open or close a garage door with hinges that have been neglected, you know how difficult it is to get the door to move. While a garage door opener takes the pressure off you as far as opening or closing the door, it doesn’t take the pressure off the hinges. Lubricating hinges helps them do their job, which includes preventing the garage door opener from being overworked.
Lubrication is just one maintenance task your garage door needs. Schedule a yearly check-up and lubrication with Carlson Garage Doors today. Your will ensure that your garage door will continue to be reliable for years to come.