Garage door tune-up
Garage doors are frequently used, they are exposed to the elements and they must satisfy heavy use. In order to have a garage door that will open/close perfectly, and quietly, you will need to perform a tune-up every year. You must think about your safety, so disconnect door’s electrical components in order to avoid accidental turn on. The next step is an inspection. Look at the rollers. Are they in good condition and what is the condition of the seal around the door?
It should be pliable. If your garage door use metal rollers, use WD-40 to lubricate them. If they are made from non-metal material, use some other lubricant, because WD-40 can damage non-metal components. If you're weatherstripping is damaged, replace it. You can find a new one in any hardware store. The bottom of the is called shaped astragal. Inspect all moving parts. All hinges, hardware and . The garage door has many moving parts. If just one is damaged, it can cause the problem with locking the door. Clean all moving parts and use a screwdriver to tighten if some of them is too loose. Clean gummy hardware as well.
The most common problem with all garage doors is a problem with misaligned locking bars. Because lock bars will not slide into the slots on the door track, you will have problems with locking the door. Loosen the screws on the guide brackets and tap them with a hammer until the bars line up with the slots. Then, tighten all screws you have loosened. Also, you must lubricate springs and chains in order to make your garage door close and open smoothly.