Garage Door Tune Up Special Near You
Your garage doors are an important part of your property. The provide security, keep your home or business safe, and also increase the value of your property.
Garage doors are built to last years, but they do need tune ups every so often so that they last longer, and they function optimally.
When Should You Call for a Tune-Up?
Here are some of the signs you should look out for which will tell you that it’s time for a tune-up:
- Unusual Sounds
You hear more than the normal whirr of the garage doors when you’re opening or closing them. These grinding and scraping noises are your garage door’s way of letting you know that it’s time for some maintenance.
- Unsteady Movements
If you notice that your garage door is no longer lifting and lowering smoothly, then there could be a problem that needs to be fixed.
- Parts Look Worn
This is something that you will be able to see with the naked eye. Worn weather-stripping, eroded rollers, chipped or cracked parts, and so on. All of these little issues could make your garage door operate inefficiently.
- Breaks and Bends
You may notice that your garage door tracks are bent out of shape, or the cables are frayed, or there may be dents on the door itself. Each of these problems need to be fixed immediately because they aren’t just cosmetic issues but can actually pose a danger to your and your family, especially if you have overhead doors.
What Does a Tune-Up Involve?
When you call us for a tune-up, we will take the following steps:
- We start with a visual inspection of the entire garage door system. This is a diagnostic check that focuses on the door panels or sections, the counterbalance system, the tracks, the rollers, hinges, weather seals and the opener system.
- We then inspect all the screws and bolts and if they need tightening, we take care of that.
- We will also re-balance your garage door if necessary.
- We will check the door safety settings and see if they need any adjustments.
- We will also check the force pressure of the door opener.
- We will check if the garage door sensors are correctly aligned.
We pay close attention to every detail and carry out repairs as required.
If there is any peeling paint or rust spots, then we will scrape off the damaged areas, sand them down, and then repaint them so that the damage cannot spread.
We will lubricate all moving parts, and also repair and/or replace any parts that are worn out or damaged in the garage door system.
Once we have completed the tune-up, your garage doors will be as good as new.
Can I Do a Tune-Up Myself?
There are many who wonder why they can’t take care of the tune-ups themselves.
There are some things that you can take care of on your own: ensuring that the tracks are kept clean, that the door remote has fresh batteries, applying lubricant to some of the moving parts and checking for the sensor alignment.
However, if there is maintenance work to be done on the parts, then it is best to let the professionals handle the job.
A garage door (especially overhead doors) is extremely heavy and if anything goes wrong, you could get seriously hurt.
How Frequently Should a Garage Door Tune-Up be Carried Out?
Considering the fact that garage doors are opened and closed multiple times in a day, it makes sense to have them checked at least once a year.
Ideally, you should call us every six months.
If you ensure that maintenance checks are carried out regularly, then you will actually extend the life of your garage doors
. Furthermore, these regular checks will also help you save money in the long run.
How, you wonder? Because when you catch possible damage in time, you will pay for repairs.
But if you wait until the damage is severe, then you could end up having to buy a completely new garage door, and this would cost you a pretty penny!
So, if you’re looking for a garage door tune-up special near you, just give us a call and we’ll be there to help you!
Garage Door Repairs tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.