Elevating Garage Door Maintenance: 7 Reasons To Have Your Garage Door Serviced Regularly

Modern garage doors are highly dependable. It’s a good thing too, as we rely on them every day to efficiently leave and enter our home, keep our belongings secure, and ensure that our garage is a safe area for our family. 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 of the list 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. Some people take for granted that their garage door will continue to operate without problems and neglect to have it maintained. This is a big mistake. Durable as they are, garage doors aren’t indestructible. Regular maintenance is a must.


Here are seven reasons why you should have your garage door regularly serviced by a certified technician.

1.) Keep your loved ones safe

Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured by garage doors and, in many cases, such incidents could be prevented if the garage door system was maintained. For example, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 40% of safety reversal systems don’t function properly due to poor maintenance. Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds and can exert deadly force, so it’s critical that your safety reversal system is working correctly.

A large number of the injuries connected with garage doors are a consequence of DIY projects gone awry. The spring system is one of the main culprits. Garage door springs are under extreme tension and should never be handled by a non-professional. They need to be replaced about every five to seven years and lubricated periodically. Both tasks need to be performed by a certified technician.

NOTE: Do not attempt to fix the springs yourself. This is a dangerous undertaking that requires specific training, tools, and gear. Attempting to do this on your own may put you in harm’s way. For tips on safely performing maintenance yourself, consult our troubleshooting blog articles.

2) Keep your belongings secure

A broken or malfunctioning garage door puts you at risk for theft, as an intruder may be able to exploit the situation and gain access to your garage and home. When your door is properly maintained, you have the peace of mind of knowing that your home security is that much stronger.

3.) Avoid costly repairs

Regular planned maintenance helps to ward off steep repair bills by fixing minor problems before they turn into major ones. When you neglect having your garage door serviced for too long, the problems start to pile up. An issue with one part could create an issue with another part, then another, and so on until the entire garage door system needs to be replaced. Avoid a full replacement by ensuring your garage door is inspected annually..

4.) Prevent your garage door from failing

A garage door that suddenly stops working can seriously disrupt your daily routine. In addition, emergency troubleshooting and repair services can be expensive. Regular maintenance greatly decreases the chances of your garage door malfunctioning. Plus, you can schedule appointments at a time that’s most convenient for you.

5.) Increase your garage door’s lifespan

Neglecting to maintain your garage door leads to excess wear and tear and decreases its lifespan by making it more likely that one of its components will break or malfunction. For example, if your garage door springs aren’t properly lubricated on a regular basis, their service life can be significantly reduced. Other parts that require regular maintenance, to remain in good condition, include the hinges, rollers, and the chain or drive belt.

6.) Protect your warranty

To keep your warranty valid, most manufacturers require that you have your garage door serviced by a certified technician at least once a year. Check the warranty for your specific door to know for sure.

To satisfy common warranty terms and conditions, as well as to keep your garage door functioning optimally, we recommend having it serviced every 12 months by one of our certified technicians.

7.) Increase your home’s value

Your garage door makes up a significant part your home’s façade. If you don’t take good care of it, it’s likely going to show and reducing your home’s curb appeal. Moreover, a garage door system that’s in optimal condition is factored into a home inspection and increases the value of your property.


Creative Door’s planned maintenance program

At Creative Door, in addition to selling and installing garage doors, we offer planned maintenance programs to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. If your garage door ever requires immediate repairs, we’re just a phone call away. To learn more about our planned maintenance program, and our same-day repair services, contact us at one of our eight locations in Western Canada: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg.

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