Garage door maintenance is an essential routine task that should be undertaken by their owners at least once a year, which is why it is a good idea to pick an annual date to conduct inspections on their various components, to see to it that stressed parts are replaced before they fail and to ensure that every inch of your setup is working to expectations. Personally, I prefer to take advantage of the first major holiday of the year, Valentine’s day, to make sure that my doors get the work that they need. This way I know that my system will work properly all year round, making this romantic moment a time when I can fall in love with my system all over again.
As I’ve stated already, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for conducting maintenance since it is a memorable event that takes place in the beginning of the year. Since it falls in the month of February, it also allows me to ensure that the financial stress of the December season won’t get in the way of the cost of minor repairs and upkeep. But more importantly, conducting maintenance so early on in the year allows me to feel comfortable in knowing that my garage doors, opener and all of their components will meet my expectations for the year to come, giving me one less thing to worry about as the year moves on.
Those components such as hinges and garage door springs which take the most stress of their jobs are a good place to start. These components are responsible for supporting the frame of your door, and do a great deal in terms of keeping it properly aligned and safe to use. If the financial stress of the festive season has left you a little out of pocket, then conducting maintenance on at least these crucial parts is still a necessity, and will still be affordable.
Your door’s automatic opener is also an area of concern when it comes to your annual upkeep, and for reasons of safety and efficiency, should never be ignored as part of your annual maintenance tasks. The opener is constructed of a multitude of moving parts which will cause friction with each other as the system is used, wearing them down and slowly but surely making them ineffective. For this reason, it is important to inspect and deal with any possible problems shown by the opener as part of your annual maintenance routine.
Your door’s safety features such as the safety cables, reverse function and sensors should never be overlooked, and so they are one of the most important areas for your Valentine’s maintenance tasks. This season of love, ensure that those close to you are in good hands when operating the door, by ensuring that all of its safety features are working as they should.