The garage door is an essential part of any home. Not only does it keep unwanted visitors from entering your home, it protects you possessions from the outside environment. Garage doors are designed to last years – at least a decade – though they need to be cared for properly.
As they are the largest moving part of a house, there is a certain amount of caution that needs to be exercised around them. With spring finally here, now is the perfect time to inspect your garage door for any possible safety hazards.
Here are three tips for inspecting and repairing your garage door this spring:
- Check the cables: Like the springs in a garage door, the cables are an essential part in holding the entire thing together. If your electric cables are starting to fray or show other signs of no longer functioning properly, it is time to have new ones put in.
- Replace old springs: Because the springs are relied upon so heavily, they are often the part that breaks down first. Be sure to inspect each spring and get rid of the ones that look rusty or worn out. Exercise Caution if you are doing this process on your own, as the high-tension springs can often be dangerous.
- Test the door: If your door struggles to open and close, it might be time for a new garage door installation. The purpose of a garage door is to work smoothly and efficiently, something it cannot do if it is old and broken down. Doors that are over a decade old should especially be replaced.
If you are in the market for a garage door repair or installation, schedule an appointment with Tuff Garage Door today!