Garage Door Maintenance Winchester, VA
Keep your garage doors working year-round with routine garage door maintenance from the professionals at Stonewall Garage Door LLC in Winchester, Virginia. We offer great tips to help you save money.
Garage Door Maintenance Tips
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” —Ben Franklin
This saying has a lot of merit, especially when it comes to garage doors, because most issues can be easily prevented by taking a few things into consideration. Like many things built by man, your garage doors or garage door openers may eventually have problems; however, these tips can prevent costly service repairs,
Broken Spring – Garage Door Maintenance in Winchester, VA
Keep objects away from the garage door and the photo eyes if the door is so equipped. Things in the way of your garage door can cause extensive damage if the door tries to close on top of it. If the photo eyes are blocked or not aligned properly, the door will not function properly.
There is usually a lot going on in the mornings between getting kids ready for school and getting ready for work, so some things just slip our minds. If you are like a lot of customers who park in the garage in the evenings, please make sure the door is fully up before backing out. Accidents can be prevented when you take a few extra seconds to make sure the door is up before backing up. Running your car into the door usually requires the replacement of door panels and hardware and may require replacement of the entire door.
About once every year you should have the door serviced by professional technicians to ensure the springs have the proper tension, the cables are in good condition, and the rollers are properly lubricated. This service is not expensive and generally takes less than an hour.
Broken springs occur from time to time for a variety of reasons. Springs are generally rated for a number of cycles — the number of times they lift the door up and down. After the springs surpass that amount, it’s anyone’s guess how long they’ll last. Moisture, temperature, and other conditions inside the garage can also affect the performance of the springs.
Contact us for a garage door inspection if you have noisy garage doors. We proudly serve customers throughout Winchester and the surrounding counties, as well as Berkeley, Jefferson, Hampshire, Warren, Front Royal, Woodstock, Strasburg, Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.