How Often Should Garage Doors Be Serviced?

May 3, 2021 | Garage Door Repair, Preventative Maintenance

arage door opener in need of regular serviceGarage doors are like any other machine or appliance. They take proper maintenance and care to function efficiently and keep them working long into the future. However, many Chicago area business owners and homeowners are concerned only with maintenance on their garage doors when something goes wrong. By the time your door has malfunctioned, damage can already be exacerbated by use, or safety issues could already have come up. Your garage door is a powerful machine and needs regular service to keep it running smoothly and ensure safe functionality.

Is It Time for Garage Door Service?

Regular maintenance should be performed at least once a year to ensure they are functioning properly. If your garage doors exhibit signs of wear and dilapidation, it may be time for immediate maintenance. Small problems from minor issues can get out of control very quickly, which can jeopardize the door’s safety and potentially create heavy repair and replacement costs.

If your garage door is exhibiting any of the following signs, a comprehensive check from a professional will be necessary:

  • The door doesn’t open or close all the way
  • The door doesn’t operate at all
  • The door can be opened manually without a remote or keypad
  • The door is noisier than usual while operating

Any of these symptoms could be a sign of severe issues with your machinery. Prompt service will be necessary to prevent any further damage and to potentially avoid replacing machinery or having costly repairs.

Regular Maintenance to Avoid Problems

Like any other machine, garage doors require care and maintenance for functionality. Having your garage door serviced twice a year can prevent costly problems and massively extend the life of your garage door. Having machinery that stops functioning is expensive and inconvenient. Remaining aware of issues by performing routine maintenance can prevent these potential problems from occurring. This allows your garage door to continue functioning reliably for years.

Garage doors are complicated machines, and any number of issues may develop within the system that can cause problems down the line. Roller and hinge issues, weather sealing, door balance, lubrication issues, or any other issues brought on by wear and tear could start as minor issues and eventually affect the whole system and cause critical errors.

What to Expect from Your Garage Door Service

While some technicians will arrive and immediately recommend expensive replacements or repairs, at Precision we believe in thoroughly diagnosing any potential problems that may arise with your garage door. With proper diagnostics and maintenance, you can save money in the long run and prevent the need for costly replacements. Maintaining machinery isn’t just about replacing broken parts—components need to be tightened, calibrated, and lubricated to ensure healthy functionality for years to come.

Our routine maintenance not only ensures that your garage door functions correctly and is free from fault but also educates you on what you can do regularly to ensure your garage door continues to function well after our professional is gone. Our 25-point safety inspection and full diagnostic test will tell your technician exactly what the problem is before they start working. This guarantees that the technician isn’t wasting your time and money on unnecessary repairs.

After the diagnostic, our technician will explain exactly how your garage door functions and give you tips and tools on how to prevent problems in the future. Once the technician has explained your system and any problems it may have, they will perform whatever maintenance you want and only what you want.

Our technicians are educated professionals who aren’t there to upsell you or push costly upgrades on you that you don’t need. Our skilled professionals aren’t just handymen, and they can tell you exactly what’s wrong and work for you to get what you need completely.

Precision Garage Door Service

We’re experts in garage doors and have been serving the Chicago area for over 20 years. Don’t accept sub-par service from somewhere else. Our slogan “We Fix Garage Doors Right”™ is as well-earned and as true today as it was when our company began. At Precision Garage Door Services, we’re here to serve you and get you the quality service you deserve. Check out what we can offer in garage door service today, and reach out to see how we can help you.

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