Guide to Performing a Garage Door Inspection

Maintenance is important for anything in your home. This includes the garage door and garage door opener. But, you don’t have to grope around wondering exactly what types of service and maintenance your garage door and opener needs. This starts with doing a proper inspection. This guide to performing a garage door inspection walks you through the different types of regular checks that need to be done.   Visual Monthly Inspection You want to start your monthly inspection by standing inside your garage, with your garage door closed. Thoroughly look over all the garage door cables, springs, pulleys, mounting hardware, and rollers, for any signs of any damage or excessive wear. When looking at the cables, make sure you are to notice any fraying, or wearing. If the mounting hardware does come loose, and if anything else does not look or sound normal, it can be, or become a serious issue. Monthly Garage Door Balance Testing If you have a garage door that is equipped with the automatic opener system in place, you want to make sure that you close the door, and fully disconnect the automatic opener. After the disconnect, make sure you are able to lift the garage door manually. Next, you want to lift the door, and the door should be able to lift without hesitation, and remain open. If the garage door is difficult to open, and the door does not continue to stay in the open position, the door can be out of balance, and serviced by your expert technician. Test Reverse Mechanisms When you have your garage door fully open, you want to...