During the summer season, a lot of people tend to overlook their garage door maintenance since there is not a lot of cold weather or harsh weather to deal with. However, as the summer weather comes to an end, it will quickly be replaced with the much cooler fall and winter temperatures, which is often accompanied by more unpredictable weather.
Once this happens, you’re definitely going to want to have your garage door parts working in tip-top shape. So here’s why you need to conduct a garage door checkup before summer ends and what you need to look for during this examination.
Check the Tightness of All Hardware
Every time that you use the garage door, it is going to put a lot of vibration on the various hardware, which is inevitably going to slightly loosen it. Therefore, if the various parts have not been tightened in quite some time, then they can start to become too loose to the point where it threatens the usability of the garage door. That is why you need to make checking the tightness of the hardware an essential part of your garage door maintenance.
See How Balanced the Door is
Another vital quality of your garage door is its ability to remain balanced. Since a garage door is so large and heavy, having it fail as a result of being unbalanced can be devastating. That’s why you need to ensure that you are testing the balance of your garage door before the harsh fall and winter weather arrives.
You can do so by pulling the release handle for the opener to disconnect it and then manually lift the door about halfway up. If it fails to stay put there, then this indicates there is an issue with its balance and the springs that will need to be addressed for the winter season starts.
Whether you want to get this or any other garage door maintenance issue fixed, make sure to get it handled by the professionals. You can do so by contacting us at Colorado Overhead Door Company today.