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Garage Door Maintenance Checklist

Whether you’ve had your garage door for 10 years or 10 minutes, it’s still an investment and a key part of your home. For that reason, garage door maintenance should be high on your list of priorities throughout the year.

Whether you want to carry out maintenance checks once a year, twice a year or every month, it’s a good way to spot the warning signs before something goes seriously wrong. That’s why, this month at Doormatic Garage Doors, we’re giving you a quick garage door checklist you can carry out at home.

Garage door maintenance checklist

What Maintenance Does A Garage Door Need?

What maintenance does a garage door need?

Performing garage door maintenance yourself can be tricky if you’re unsure what to look for or the safety hazards involved. We recommend taking the following steps as a general maintenance checklist before enlisting professional help if you need further assistance.

  1. Inspect your garage door

    Run a general check, ensuring it opens and closes smoothly and evenly.

  2. Wash and clean the door

    Tackle any dirt and debris to make sure your door is fresh and at its best.

  3. Check for cracks and breaks

    The warning signs that come with either age or general wear and tear need to be found so that you can call in the experts.

  4. Check garage door opener 

    From electric fobs and sensors to manual pulley systems and rails, check everything is as it should be.

  5. Apply oil and lubricant

    Most garage doors require lubricant in specific areas to avoid moving parts becoming stuck.

Garage Door Maintenance Checklist Infographic

Garage door maintenance checklist infographic

If you follow this checklist, you’ll be helping to extend the useful lifespan of your garage door. Ultimately, however, professional garage door maintenance is the only way to ensure your garage door stays strong and sturdy, as well as pleasing to the eye, for as long as possible. We don’t recommend tackling any extensive or complex repairs yourself, since this could result in injury and has the potential to make matters worse unless you’re an expert.

At Doormatic Garage Doors, we offer garage door repairs and maintenance to help you keep your door in top condition all year round. Our dedicated team will work to ensure any issues are taken care of, regardless of your garage door style, with preemptive work to help prevent future faults and recommendations on any further repairs and upkeep. Wherever you are in the South East, including Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, West Sussex, London and Buckinghamshire, don’t hesitate to use our decades of experience.

Call today and book a maintenance appointment with us for your garage door.

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