In many homes, the garage door is the main way for the owner to get in and out of the house. An online survey found that 71% of homeowners contacted, use their garage door openers to gain access to the house every day. The key to the front door is now the garage door opener remote! Annual maintenance and inspection can keep your doors running safely and reliably for years to come.
Maintenance steps to take at home to keep your doors running smoothly
We recommend Lift-Master’s 3-Step Safety Check
Garage Door safety is something often overlooked by homeowners. We all get used to opening the door with a push of the button, taking it for granted until our car is stuck in the garage. Aside from maintenance, there are safety concerns with the operation of a garage door and opener. As the largest and heaviest moving part in a home, it’s springs, cables, brackets, and other hardware are under high tension. Even a minor error in installation or a worn part failure can result in damage to the door or injury to the homeowner.
No machine runs forever without some adjustment, lubrication, etc. As parts wear, the door may shift and cause more wear and tear on hardware, springs, etc. leading to failure.
The best preventive maintenance for your garage door and opener, is an annual tune up by a professional to mechanically adjust hinges, tighten nuts and bolts, and replace worn parts. This can help to eliminate a potential major problem in the future