Keeping your garage door system in good condition is important when it comes to the safety and the durability of the garage door. Built with longevity in mind, Overhead Door Fort Smith wants to ensure that your garage door holds up to our high standards. Follow our Fort Smith garage door maintenance tips to ensure that your garage door stands the test of time.
#1 Test the Reversing Mechanism
This step is important in making sure that your garage door is up to safety standards. Start by placing a 2-inch by 4-inch board in the door’s path. Close the door by using one of our Overhead Door® openers. If the garage does not reverse when it comes into contact with the board, call one our Fort Smith garage door maintenance professionals for repair. This test will ensure that the area that is not detected by the photo eyes is safe from harm.
#2 Visual Inspection
Occasionally inspecting the garage door for wear and tear is key in making sure that door keeps operating efficiently. You may be able to adjust some things yourself, like tightening the bolts and roller brackets. If something looks more serious, contact our garage door professionals to come take a closer look. You may also want to take an extra minute or so to watch the door close when you leave. Watching to see if it catches on anything could prevent more serious damage later.
#3 Lubricate and Clean
Making sure the rollers are in proper working order is guaranteed to keep your garage door working properly. Lubricate all moving parts once a year. Just grab a can of WD-40 and spray down the overhead springs and the opener’s chain or screw. Clear the tracks on either side of the door from debris periodically to ensure that your garage continues to run smoothly.
#4 Align the Photo-Eyes
The photo-eyes are the sensors at the bottom of the garage door that ensures that nothing is in the way as the door closes. Making sure that these stay aligned is an important aspect in not only how the door operates, but also an important safety feature. You can routinely check these to make sure that they are working properly to ensure the safety of those living in your house, as well as the belongings in your garage.
Following these tips, your garage door is sure to run smoothly for as long as possible. To ensure extra safety, our Fort Smith Garage door maintenance professionals are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today for more information!