6 Tips for Garage Door Maintenance

Having your garage door falling apart is a serious problem. It’s expensive, it can be dangerous, and it’s also rather inconvenient. If your garage door is noisy, hard to open, and often unresponsive to remote controls or heavy to lift manually, these issues could lead to a much larger hassle than one may initially think. With proper maintenance by a professional garage door service in Vancouver, BC, you can avoid all the hassles associated with a garage door not functioning properly. Garage door maintenance keeps your garage door from becoming another eyesore in your front yard.
In this article, we will talk about six tips for residential and commercial garage door maintenance that help you schedule regular inspections with the help of reliable garage door providers in your area.

Clean the Garage Door

It’s easy to forget about the garage door, particularly when having a busy lifestyle. However, it’s important to remember that a garage door is an integral part of the home and daily routine. It keeps out pests and burglars while providing an extra layer of security. It can also help reduce energy consumption by providing superior insulation.
Cleaning the garage door will ensure it lasts longer and performs better. Here are four tips to use when cleaning your garage door:

  • Look for any signs of rust or wear in the corroded panel that may indicate damage has occurred in this area. If there are signs of damage, consider replacing the panel.
  • Wipe down the door with a damp rag once or twice a month to remove dirt, grime, and other debris.
  • Use mild soap and water to clean the garage door’s tracks and panels.
  • If you have a garage door opener, clear cobwebs and wipe safety sensors to ensure they are working without obstruction

Although they get overlooked, the garage door tracks are just as essential as the door itself. The tracks allow the rollers to operate freely, allowing the garage door to travel smoothly up and down. When opening the garage door every day, dirt, debris, and grime can build up in the tracks. Over time, this can lead to garage door issues, such as a noisy garage door or premature garage door hardware failure.

Check the Rollers

Roller brackets(hinges) and garage door rollers get worn out over time. If the roller bearing is worn out or if they are not working properly, the garage door will be difficult to open and close. You will need to lift the garage door to check for these issues. If the rollers do not move smoothly, they might need to get replaced.
Maintenance should get done at least once a year. We recommend contacting a professional for assistance with this part of the process.

Inspect the Drums

Check them for cracks or chips every six months to ensure they’re not starting to wear out, which could lead to rusting and other issues. The garage door’s drums allow the door to move up and down.
There will be trouble moving the garage door smoothly when damaged, leading to many problems. Listen for any grinding noises when opening or closing the door. If there’s anything wrong with the drums, replace them—and that’s not something you should do by yourself. Call an expert.

Check the Hinges

Inspecting the hinges regularly is essential, so they don’t break while in use. A broken hinge could cause the garage door to go off track resulting in damage to property and belongings and in some cases, can cause injuries to anyone nearby. The owner or user can check the garage door hinges regularly for wear or cracks to prevent accidents.

Lubricate Garage Door Hardware

Lubricating the garage door is another essential task to consider when performing maintenance. Keep all moving parts lubricated, rollers and hinges, and springs well-lubricated. Use a garage door lubricant like white lithium grease on the door’s hinges, rollers, springs, and other metal parts that regularly contact other moving parts. A dry, squeaky door means a lack of proper lubrication. Lubricate the parts when needed.
Be careful not to get any lubricant on plastic components! Plastic components help keep parts in place while being installed or repaired. If oil or grease gets applied to plastic pieces, it could affect how well they work and how long they take to break down completely. If this does happen, wipe off excess oils/greases immediately with a paper towel before using them again.

Check The Weatherstripping

If you get cold/Hot air inside the garage, the garage door might not seal as well as it used to, so it could be time for weatherstripping maintenance. The weatherstripping seals the gap between your door’s bottom, top and side panels so that cold air doesn’t come into your home during the winter and warm air doesn’t escape. It serves the opposite purpose during the summer and keeps the garage nice and cool.
If the weatherstripping on your garage door is old or damaged, it may not effectively keep out the cold/heat. Here are three easy steps we recommend on how to replace the weatherstripping on your garage door:

  1. Remove the old weather stripping by pulling on it gently until it comes off. If it doesn’t come off quickly, try using a utility knife or a pry bar to gently pry it up from underneath. Once removed, throw away the old strip of rubber or plastic and clean off the area where it gets attached with a rag.
  2. Measure out new weather stripping according to the door width and height; most kits come with multiple pieces so that you can just cut them down as needed instead of buying something too long for your door or too short for your needs!
  3. Apply water and soap to make the bottom retainer slippery. It enables easy fitting of the bottom rubber.

Garage doors are a vital component of the everyday functioning of a home. They function as a main entrance to a home. The garage door is only as good as the maintenance that it receives. A well-maintained garage door will last longer, operate smoothly, be safer and less likely to cause an accident, and consume less energy than a poorly maintained one. So the next time you or your neighbour complains about a garage door opener not working—or any other component on the garage door. Contact us at https://titangaragedoors.ca/ for the best garage door service in Coquitlam.

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going forward.read more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in retrospect.read more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them again.read more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly recommended.read more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent experience.read more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle.Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the company.read more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or serviced.read more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company!We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no.Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done.Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door!We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing jobI would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all around.read more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this company.read more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair needs.read more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend them.read more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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