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Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

Annual Maintenance Service

The Woodlands Garage Door Service recommends performing a thorough annual maintenance check and service of all of your garage doors, which should include the following tests and maintenance procedures. If you’d rather not do these yourself, we offer an annual Garage Door Tune Up which includes these checks and maintenance procedures.

Automatic Garage Door Opener

  • Perform UL 325 Safety Reverse Test
  • Inspect for Proper Operation
  • Adjust Up and Down Force Sensitivity
  • Tighten Drive Chain/Belt As Needed
  • Lubricate Drive Train and All Sprockets
  • Check Wiring and Connections
  • Set Up and Down Limits As Needed
  • Remove Cover and Inspect All Internal Gears and Belts
  • Check Transmitters and Push Buttons for Proper Operation and Range

Garage Door

  • Inspect, Adjust and Lubricate Springs
  • Inspect Tension Spring Mounting Pad for Cracks and Splits
  • Inspect Section Condition
  • Inspect Door Alignment
  • Inspect and Lubricate All Rollers
  • Inspect and Tighten Hinges and Hardware
  • Lubricate All Bearings
  • Inspect Cables for Wear or Damage
  • Inspect Locks for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Weather Strip for Wear or Damage

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Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

What Is The Reason For The Weather Seal On The Bottom Of Your Garage Door

The garage door weather stripping can be referred to as weather seals. Weather stripping or weather seal can be found along the bottom edge of the garage door. The main reason for weather stripping is to keep out bugs, snakes, insects and other pests from entering the garage as well as keeping out cold air and water, dirt &

If your weather seal is not sealing properly then it is time to replace it. Call The Woodlands Garage Door Service 832-928-4407 and we will replace it for you .

With weather proofing and insulating the garage door, it can save you on your utility bill and remain warmer and  dryer throughout the winter months and cooler during summer.

Visit our web blog  to learn more about your garage door & its many components.

Call The Woodlands Garage Door Service for all of your garage door needs at anytime.




Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

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The Woodlands Garage Door Service has an excellent record of customer service as we are a local garage door company i which the Hodges family has proudly been serving the community for over 30 years. We are committed to providing prompt & reliable service each & every time for our customers. Our service technicians are knowledgeable of all major brands. We are a quality first local company We will provide you with excellent service at a reasonable price. Our professional garage door technicians are highly skilled and will offer you timely & hassle free repairs. We pride ourselves on the work that we perform and will gladly answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding any repair, installation, service or price up front.

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Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

Why Is My Garage Door Making A Loud Noise

First thing to look at is the garage door rollers. Most garage doors now have bearing-less nylon rollers that supposedly are maintenance free… well I guess not much can be done to help a poor piece of plastic turning on a metal stem. The other types of garage door rollers typically have a bearing and should be lubed at least once a year if not more with a quality garage door lube, while you are lubricating the rollers look to see if there is a build up of crud on the track… If there is use brake cleaner to clean the track then give it a light coating of garage door lube as well…. Do not use grease on the track, it will get sluggish when it gets cold

The next thing to look at is the spring, there are different types if springs but all of them benefit from a light coat of garage door lube once or twice a year.. Spring also lose their strength over time and should be adjusted every three or four years. If you are not familiar with how to adjust garage door springs, call  The Woodlands Garage Door Service 832-928-4407  to do it for you and also do a overall garage door tune up. If the spring is not adjusted properly it will add stress to the garage door operator and may cause it to fail.

The garage door opener also can use a bit of attention on a yearly basis, check to see if the chain or belt is tensioned correctly, Use a little grease on the traveler, and a little garage door lube on the chain is all that is needed to keep the garage door opener working like new, but while your at it… make sure all the bulbs are working, and clean all the dead bugs and flies out of the light covers.

That’s all it should take to keep your garage doors and openers working “like new” for many years, In all it only takes 30 min to an hour a year and will make your investment last much longer then if no attention is paid to keeping it in top working order, If your are giving your door a tuneup and find a part or 2 that need replaced call us immediately or if you just want us to do it call The Woodlands Garage Door Service

The Woodlands Garage Door Service


Garage Door Annual Maintenance Checklist

Is Your Garage Door Balanced Properly ?

Over time, garage door springs tend to weaken a little bit. This means that you may have an unbalanced garage door. You always want your garage door balanced for optimum operation.

If your door is heavy, then it can put a strain on your automatic garage door opener. Obviously this can burn out the opener motor and lessen the life of your opener dramatically, or even permanently damage it. Also it can become dangerous, because the door can just free-fall with a lot of weight, which could cause major injury or even death.

To test if your garage door  is balanced properly, follow these few steps.

1. Bring your door to the closed position

2. Pull the emergency release cord.

3. Slowly lift the garage door manually If the garage door is hard to lift or it comes up too strong, then it needs to be balanced. Your garage door should stay in place when the door is opened halfway, without falling or opening.

If you find your garage door needs adjusting please call us we are local  & here to help you .


The Woodlands Garage Door Service