Tips for a Long-Lasting Garage Door

With proper installation and maintenance, your garage door could last for up to 30 years, depending on the material. Garage door openers can last up to nearly 13 years! However, poor installation and neglecting to care for your garage door system could render your garage door broken in far less time. By adhering to the following tips, you’ll be able to keep your garage door in Denver problem-free and looking excellent!

Proper Installation

Proper garage door opener installation is an essential part of keeping your garage door system running smoothly. If you opt for a DIY job or a third-rate installation service, you’re bound to have serious problems down the road. Hire a certified, experienced Denver garage door service to install your door and opener and ensure long-term functioning.

Consider the Type of Door

Sectional Steel Doors in Denver
Steel doors can be installed in both homes and commercial buildings.

Garage door lifespans vary depending on the material. Wooden doors are beautiful, but they require more work to maintain. If not taken care of properly, they can rot and sag. If you don’t have enough time on your hands to provide the necessary maintenance, opt for a sturdier material, like steel. Steel doors don’t rust and last for decades without incurring major damage.

Keep Your Opener Lubricated

Make an effort to lubricate all of the moving components of your garage door opener. You only need to lubricate your system a few times a year — using a silicone-based lubricant biannually will prevent all the parts of your opener from grinding and wearing out.

Check for Loose Screws

Over time, the vibrations and movements of your garage door can loosen the screws that anchor your tracks and garage door opener. Take a moment once a year to check your garage door for unfastened screws, and tighten them with a power drill.

Have you neglected to keep up with your garage door maintenance? Don’t worry, we can help! The Colorado Overhead Door Company is more than happy to offer expert advice and provide repair and replacement services. Give us a call to book an appointment today. 


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