If you have recently installed a new garage door, then there are chances that there may be some damage or repair work to be done on your garage entry door. The entire process can be rather time consuming and if not done properly the result may be disastrous. So it is important that you know the basic tips of garage door repair before starting off the work. These simple tips may help you prevent damage to your entrance and make the process faster.
RUST. Rust is formed primarily when metal is constantly exposed to air and moisture for long periods of time. Apart, from spoiling the appearance of your garage door, excessive rust compromises the functionality of the door to prevent it from locking out any foreign elements. To avoid this, simply wipe the surface with detergent and then rub with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil to the affected area. This will help to remove all traces of rust and lubricate the moving parts.
Lubricate. Regular lubrication will make sure that your garage entrance is free of dust and prevents rust formation. Make sure that you use a damp rag to apply lubricant to all moving parts of the garage door repair. However make sure that the lubricant is non-toxic and is readily available.
Opener Repair. There may be instances when the electric opener may not function properly for you. This may also occur if you have an old or a malfunctioning garage door. There are many problems associated with this common type of opener and one of them is a stuck sensor. In order to avoid such repairs, all you need to do is to ensure that the sensors are tightly secured and check the battery level often. If you find that the batteries are low, you can replace them using special equipment.
Garage Door Frame Repair. As mentioned earlier, garage door repair is pretty much unavoidable. However it is important to know what to do and how to carry out the repair in order to prevent injuries. If you are not familiar with garage frame maintenance, you can let us guide you. First of all, you should ensure that you clean the exterior part of the garage, including the rollers, tracks, rollers, brackets and other elements using a cleaning agent that is safe for plastic. You should also check the weather stripping to see whether it is damaged or not and if yes, to what extent.
In order to prevent garage door repair, you should install an automatic opener that has an automatic self diagnosis feature. You can either contact the manufacturer or you can let us diagnose the problem for you. Before replacing the opener, you should check the mechanism to see whether there are any loose screws or fasteners. If you have replaced the garage door opener but you find that the mechanism is still not working, you should wipe away any moisture that may have accumulated and also check the rollers and the track for any damage.