Salt lake City Garage Door MaintenanceThe life span of a garage door is usually around 15-20 years, but you can’t expect your door to last that long without regular maintenance to maximize its dependability. Since summer is fast approaching in several parts of the world, here are a few tips even a novice can keep up with:
- Check for signs of wear and tear. Look out for misaligned tracks and sensors, bent railings and rusty gears. Replace or tighten bolts here and there and make sure your door opens smoothly.
- Keep it Rust-free. If you witness paint chipping off your steel door, that means moisture is seeping in your door. Sand the rust, coat with zinc-rich primer and top it off with latex paint for outdoors.
- Beat the Heat. Insulation isn’t just handy with keeping the garage warm during winter; it also keeps your garage at a comfortable temperature for people to stay in.
Safety reminder: Areas under great tension such as cables, springs and bottom brackets should only be repaired by professionals.