Elevating Garage Door Maintenance

We only have so much time in a day. And when evaluating priorities, checking the condition of your garage door probably nudges towards the bottom compared to making it to work or keeping the kids occupied and safe.

The reality is, however, that maintaining your garage door should be a high priority. It’s a serious piece of machinery with a lot of power behind it, and a malfunction could cause injury. Here’s a rundown on why keeping your garage door in top shape should be a top concern. (The good news? You can hire people like us for this.)

Keep Loved Ones Safe

One of the easiest ways to help ensure safety is to test the sensors and auto-reverse function. These are simple tests that take moments to complete.

If you notice deficiencies, or if you’d rather trust the experts—our maintenance check includes a 15-point safety inspection and a 12-point mechanical overview.

NOTE: Do not attempt to fix the springs yourself. This is a dangerous undertaking that requires specific training, tools, and gear. Our certified technicians are equipped with these, plus the experience to do it safely. Attempting to do this on your own puts you in harm’s way.

Avoid Costly Repairs

Regular planned maintenance can side-swerve big repair bills by detecting small problems before they cause further, more extensive damage. Pay particular attention to loud or unusual noises, or a door that opens and closes unevenly. These are typically minor problems that are easily corrected with a service call. But if left unchecked, they could lead to major mechanical issues—and unnecessary expense.

Ensure Seamless Operation

How terrific would it be to discover one Monday morning, as you’re rushing to a meeting, that your garage door refuses to open? Fortunately, you don’t have to be the handy type. Our technicians will tighten nuts, bolts, rollers, pulleys, and cables as well as lubricate the tracks and rails as part of our Planned Maintenance package. And you’ll get to that meeting in time.

Preserve Longevity

The springs on your garage door—the parts responsible for hauling the door up and down—are rated for 10,000 cycles, or about seven years, before they need replacing. You can’t control that. But there are other factors that could shorten their lifespan, and these you can curtail with regular upkeep.

Cold weather and rust from moisture can weaken springs and damage moving parts. Lubricating springs, hinges, and rollers as part of these simple maintenance tasks helps to ensure that your garage door operates at maximum efficiency for the long haul.

Protect Your Warranty

To keep your garage door warranty valid, most manufacturers require you to have it serviced by a certified technician at least once a year. Check the warranty for your specific make and model to know for sure, but to satisfy common warranty terms and conditions, we recommend having your door serviced every 12 months by one of our certified technicians.

A well-maintained garage door ensures safety and saves money in the long run. To schedule a maintenance service, contact us at one of our eight locations across four provinces: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg.