Basic Garage Door Chores

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true when it comes to garage door repair in Woodbury. Taking the time to do some basic garage door repair can help save you time, money and hassle on larger ones in the future. Here are a few things you can do to keep your garage door running smoothly.

Check the Hardware

Garage doors go through a lot over the years, so it’s important to check on the hardware every so often. Check the bolts and hinges to ensure they are still properly attached and haven’t gotten loose over the years.

Check the Astragal

The astragal is the U-shaped piece of metal on the back of most garage doors. Make sure it’s not worn out. If it is, call a garage door repair company like Premium Garage Door Service.

Check the Balance

Disengage the garage door opener and pull the opener release handle. Lower the door to about the halfway point and see what happens. If it holds this position, it is properly balanced. If it rides back up, there is too much tension. If it falls, then there isn’t enough tension.

Check the Open/Close Feature

Put a piece of a 2×4 under where the door attaches to the floor. See if the door reverses within two seconds of touching the wood. If it doesn’t, you should get the opener replaced or you should have an automatic reverse feature installed.

Check the Springs, Rods and Rollers

Do a visual inspection of the springs, rods and rollers. If you notice any broken pieces, it’s time to call in a garage door repair company like ours.

Check the Cables

If the cables are looking worn, this is also a signal that it is time to call the professionals at Premium Garage Door Service for garage door repair.

For more information on garage door repair in Woodbury, call us at 651-344-0489 or Request Service.