This week's #WednesdayWisdom Q & A is... Q: What are the main issues that happen to older garage doors?
A: Garage doors have many qualities going for them:
✔️ They're simultaneously functional and provide curb appeal
✔️ They keep our garages and their contents safe from the elements
✔️ They can add value to our homes. .
But, like many workhorse parts of our homes, we don’t give our garage doors much thought until something goes seriously wrong with them. .
The main issues in older garage doors are listen below. To avoid hazards and costly repairs, be mindful of these common problems. .
▶️ Loose Nuts and Bolts
If you've noticed that your garage door is particularly squeaky or noisy when it opens and closes, you may have some loose hardware in the hinges or tracks. These should be checked and tightened to ensure that your garage door is properly secured.
▶️ Lack of Lubrication
Rust is a common problem for garage doors that are exposed to inclement weather, like snow and rain - hellooooo Canadian weather! Check for dry or rusty spots, particularly on the operational parts of your garage door, like springs, rolls, and tracks, and give them a good once over with silicone spray or white lithium grease. Keeping the metal parts of your garage door properly lubricated will ensure that they stay functional for much longer. .
▶️ Malfunctioning Rollers
Make sure to inspect the rollers of your garage door. If you notice that they're squared off instead of round, or look like they may come off the shaft, it’s time to replace them. Replacing worn-out or broken rollers should be handled be a professional garage door company, like us 😉. .
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