Your garage door gets used a lot throughout the year, which is why it is important to regularly get a tune-up. Common issues for a garage door can include bent tracks, frayed cables, loose springs, etc. Even without any signs of these common issues, there are things to look out for to know if your garage door needs a tune-up. Here are some reasons that your garage door may need a tune-up:
- Your Garage Door is Going Slow
Is your garage door opening and closing slllloowly? It is time for a tune-up. Garage doors are made to open/close at a regular speed, if it is operating slowly, then something is not right. This is not an issue to delay, because it could eventually stop working altogether.
- Your Garage Door is Making Odd Noises
Strange noises coming from your garage door are not a good sign. If you notice strange sounds, such as a grinding or scraping sound, don’t be hesitant to get your garage door checked out. There may be an issue needing to be addressed. For example, a rusty part needing replacement or loose hardware in need of tightening.
- Your Garage Affected by the Weather
Inclement weather can affect your garage if your weatherstripping is brittle or cracked. Without the proper function of the weatherstripping, heavy rain can flood the inside of your garage. If you experience flooding inside your garage during a rainstorm, your garage door needs a tune-up. Leaving this problem unaddressed can result in mold and mildew, which can negatively affect the safety of your garage.
- Your Garage Door is Not Working Properly
If your garage door shows signs of not operating properly, even if you aren’t sure if it has a problem or not, it is a good idea to get a tune-up. Regular maintenance is much more affordable than a major repair. Schedule a tune-up for regular maintenance as a preventative. If you have any questions about your garage door, feel free to give us a call to see if you should schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you with all of your garage door repairs and maintenances.