Garage Door Safety Month 2019: Servicing Your Garage Door
June 19, 2019
Garage Doors, like any machine, require proper maintenance for optimal performance year after year. How much maintenance a garage door requires can vary from application to application; however, there are some basic recommendations for getting the most out of your garage door.
Garage Door Maintenance Recommendations:
- Regular service with an ArmRLite dealer/installer should be scheduled depending on the demands and use of the garage door. This inspection should include lubrication of torsion springs as well as all moving parts. All glass retainers should be checked to ensure that glazing materials, such as glass or panels, are securely held in place.
- Low headroom and high cycle garage doors require more maintenance than standard lift and standard cycle springs.
- Springs will relax over time. This is typical for a garage door assembly and is not a defect with the springs. A garage door professional should be contacted if springs require adjustments post-installation.
- Lift handles and step plates should be installed on each garage door. If missing or damaged they must be replaced to prevent injury. Never open a door by pushing it open with your hand. For manually operated garage doors, always use the lift handle or pull rope.