3 Need-To-Know Tips: How To Prevent Damage To Your Garage Door
So, many homeowners may view their garage door as well, let’s say, a door for your garage! And while yes this is true, but as-a-matter-of-fact, this is only part of the true story – there is so much more to your garage door than you may think.
For example, your garage door plays an important role when it comes to your overall home’s protection. It’s also considered to be a key factor in your homes energy efficiency system, due to the fact that it helps lower heating bills in the winter time and cooling bills in the summer. And not forgetting the impact your garage door has on the overall beauty and design of your home, which not only adds to your pride of ownership, but adds the all-important “curb-appeal” for when or if you plan on selling your home in the future.
When you look at the benefits that your garage door offers you, it’s clear to see why you would want to make sure you prevented damage to it as much as possible. So, here’s what to look out for:
1. If you notice that something isn’t working as well as it should with your garage door, here are 3 standard troubleshooting tips. However, to protect your safety and to avoid what could be a rather nasty repair bill, please never physically attempt to perform any repair work by yourself. Believe it or not, your garage door is an extremely complex compliance, and just as you wouldn’t try to take apart a dishwasher or a car, you should never do the same with your garage door. It really isn’t worth it, and what’s more, maintenance costs are so low and can enable your garage door to live a long and healthy life for well over a decade.
2. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an indestructible garage door, yes some materials are stronger than others, such as the steel garage door is a lot more dent resistant than the standard vinyl gage door – so if you have the next famous football striker in your family, it may make sense to go for the strongest door. For more information on the types of garage door, please see our blog post “How To Choose The Right Garage Door”
3. If you feel that you have any questions or queries in regards to damage prevention to your garage door, then please be sure to consult with an experience professional who really knows what they’re talking about and come from a background of knowledgeable experience and a long working history with a reputable garage door company – this cannot be stressed enough! There are many businesses out there who sell garage doors alongside a million of other products. However, they will lack the in-house expert knowledge that can provide objective, to-the-point clear advice. Please keep in mind that a trustworthy garage door company will never try to hard-sell or up-sell you anything, whether it’s a product or a service plan, they simply will not do it. Instead, they will take the time to listen to your needs and your problem whilst offering assistance, advice and asking questions in how to further understand your problem and to solve it.
At Doormatic, we have over 20 years of experience serving home-owners across the UK, we’d be more than happy to share our knowledge and tips with you on how to prevent damage to your garage door.
Please feel free to give us a call today, and talk with our experts so they can carefully and thoroughly explain the benefits and limitations of the most common maintenance techniques , and help you to make an informed decision on what’s best for your home, your family and of course for your future.