How often should I oil my garage door?
The more weather interaction your garage door gets, the more often it’ll be necessary to oil. For example, exposure to the sun may need oil every three to six months in comparison to garages that get shade most of the time.
How do I know my springs should be replaced?
There are certain “telltale” signs that let you know it’s time to replace the springs of the garage door. This includes rust build-up, resistance when trying to get it open and also if the door doesn’t stay up once opened. These are all signs that you should change those springs.
Why does my door only open 30cm or so from the ground and then goes right back down?
The torsion spring may need replacing in this case it is often the reason why the door won’t stay open. The weight of the door is now too heavy for that spring to maintain.
How often should my door be serviced?
The wear and tear of garage doors depend on the frequency of use. Commercial garage doors and residential ones might be used often in comparison to storage roller doors (of the same “makeup”) The more often the door is used the more frequent the service periods, every six months. A professional should also assess the door and all the safety components at least once a year. At the same time, the garage door will need lubrication every year.
Can I use my old garage door tracks when installing a new garage door?
Not all garage door tracks will fit each other and thus it isn’t always possible to install a new door with old tracks. But there is no reason why you shouldn’t go ahead and use new tracks along with the new door. If anything these are quick to install and will have a longer lifespan since it’s new.