The average garage door will last about 10-15 years. Taking care of your garage with preventative garage door maintenance will ensure that it lasts longer. Here are a few common maintenance items to look for.
- Sensor– If your garage door sensor is not working, then it needs to be replaced. This is more of a safety concern than anything else. If your garage was built before 1993, it most likely doesn’t have a safety sensor, and we would suggest adding one.
- Rollers- The rollers are one of the most common items in need of preventative garage door maintenance. They should be checked twice a year because a damaged roller can cause the door to drag, which will cause more issues. Keep the door running smoothly, and it will have fewer problems and a longer lifespan.
- Springs– Another common item is the springs. The more you use them, the quicker they will break. The standard spring that comes with most doors is usually average quality. You can upgrade to a higher-quality spring to avoid problems.
If your door is noisier than usual, dented, damaged, uneven, or moving slow, then you most likely need preventative garage door maintenance. Pay attention because these signs are things you can see and hear. If you aren’t sure about the condition of your door, we can help by implementing a little routine maintenance. Contact us today at AAA Door Guys Inc. to learn more.