Here at Gate Auto, we pride ourselves on supplying our clients with the very best electric gate kits and garage door openers in the country. Since we’ve been doing this, we’ve also learned a lot about the value that a fully operational automatic garage door opener can bring to your property. They’re secure, easy to access, and stylish. Plus, they can add significant value to your property.
So, given that they’re such an important feature of the home, it’s surprising how many people don’t actually maintain their garages for years on end. Poorly maintained garage doors can end up costing you a lot of money in the long run on replacement parts and repairs, so we’ve got a few tips to help you keep your garage doors in the very best condition.
Look over your garage door
As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure, and it’s far easier to maintain a garage door with regular appraisal than it is to replace one that’s been neglected. So, a semi-regular inspection is a great way for you to pick up on any potential issues that could crop up in the future. Pay particular attention to the way that your garage door opens and closes – if it jerks at any point, this could be a sign of the door being asymmetrical due to rust or poor installation.
Listen out for any odd noises
As well as visual cues, your garage will also give you plenty of audio hints. Squeaking and grinding noises are usually good indicators that your garage hinges require a bit of an oil. However, if the problem persists, then this could be an indicator of a more serious problem. If that’s the case, then you might want to consider getting an industry professional over to check the structural integrity of your garage before it becomes a big problem.
Check your weatherstripping
Maintaining a good weatherstripping is also a good way of making sure that your garage remains secure against any and all adverse weather conditions. Over time, the weatherstripping will become less effective as it’s exposed to more and more extreme weather particularly in the winter. So, if you do notice that your weatherstripping has taken a bit of a battering, it might be worth heading down to your local hardware store to pick up a replacement. Alternatively, you could always hire a professional to help you do it.
Be aware of loose hardware
To round off our list of tips, it’s always well worth checking the hardware of your garage for any loose nuts, bolts, or roller brackets, as the consequences of leaving these can lead to more serious problems later down the line. The more you use your garage, the more often you’ll need to check the structural integrity of your garage door, making sure that nothing is at risk of falling out or loosening.
By sticking to these tips, you’ll ensure that your garage door remains in great working order throughout its lifespan. Plus, if you’re looking to upgrade your garage with an electric garage door opener, you’re in exactly the right place.
When it comes to ensuring the security of your car, only the best will do. Here at Gate Auto, we supply a wide variety of electric garage door kits and openers, remotes, accessories and adapters for use your home or business, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to deciding on the best one for you.