Garage Door Maintenance Huntington
Garage Door Tune Up Huntington NY
To make sure that your overhead door will continue to work in a perfect way for many more years, you need to perform a garage door tune up (Garage door maintenance), at least twice a year. The tune up will do 2 things: It will improve the way your garage door move, since you will lubricate some of the moving parts, and it will preserve the parts from break or getting rusted from the weather damages, and from the daily use of the door.
Overhead door repair
Although the garage door tune up will improve the movement of your garage door, and it will protect and preserve the parts of the door, the garage door maintenance is not a substitute to repair. If your garage door is broken, and need to be repairs, it won’t matter how much lubrication you will spray on it, it won’t work.
If you are visiting this page since there is something wrong with your overhead door, if the spring snapped, the roller went out of the track, or if the opener is stuck, do not expect that the maintenance will make your door working again, the maintenance is to preserve a door which is already working. If you need a garage door repair in Huntington New York, please contact us for a same day repair service.
Before we begin with the tune up process, we would like to make it clear that the instructions we are writing are only recommendations, and cannot replace the opinion and the knowledge of a garage door repairman who come to your place and physically examined it.
One more important thing that we would like to clear is that safety comes first, since nothing worth putting yourself, or a member of your family at risk. And we would like to tell a short anecdote about a do it yourself garage door repair.
Do it yourself
Once we got a call from a customer who tried to install a garage door opener in Huntington Station by himself. He went to home depot, and purchase a new chain drive opener from Lift Master (One of our favorite openers manufactures). When he got home he followed the instructions and started the installation, He did a pretty good job, and the opener was supposed to work fine, but the only thing he did not know, is that when an overhead door open it is taking some extra space from the gap between the door and the ceiling. In he’s case, he needed to replace 2 brackets to quick turn brackets, which would of prevent the door from hitting the rail and getting stuck every time.
If he had a dipper knowledge of the garage door mechanism and the way the door operate, he would of know that the opener could not be installed in the current situation. So if you do something by yourself, and you find that you do not understand something, ask! We are to help, and in Our Video about garage door in Huntington, we answer questions from customers.
The maintenance step by step
A good garage door maintenance include 3 steps: Lubrication, inspection and safety check. But before all of them, we would like to start from the safety:
If you are not sure, ask. An overhead door maintenance is not a place for guessing, and hoping things will work themselves fine. Overhead garage door can be very heavy, under a lot of tension, and as such can be very dangerous.
Make sure that the people who use the door are aware to the fact that you are working on the door, and until you will tell them you completed the tune up, they shouldn’t try and use the door.
Disconnect the opener’s plug from the electricity (In case someone will try to open the door remotely while you are working on it).
Inspect the door and the parts
Make sure that all the parts of the door are whole, none of them is lose or broken, and that the door is balanced.
There are many moving parts in the garage door, and they need to be lubricated. Lubricate the rollers, the hinges, the pulleys, the springs, the tracks, the shaft bearings, the drums. If you are using a chain drive opener, use grease for the chain.
Make sure that there are safety cables installed, if your door is operating with extension spring system.
Check the reverse mechanism. If you are using an automated garage door, there should be safety sensors included, which are there for protection. While the door is closing, cut the laser beam between the safety sensors and make sure that they signal the motor that something is blocking the door’s path, so the door will stop and reverse to open position.
Clean the garage door from dust and dirt. You can use door wax to keep it protected from moist.
Depending on the model of the door and the motor, Sometime adjustments should be done to improve the way the door operate, by adjusting the tension on the springs and the motor.
Commercial Overhead door maintenance
The average commercial overhead door is being used much more often than a residential overhead door. We recommend to maintain a commercial door twice every year, to make sure that the door is safe for use, and that the door will continue to work for many more years.
Since a commercial door maintenance require special tools and deeper knowledge than the residential overhead door, we recommend you to contact a garage door company in Huntington, which offer services for commercial garage doors.
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