Garage Door Maintenance Tips to prepare for Autumn

We all know that keeping our garage door in good condition is crucial not only for its efficiency but, even more, for safety reasons. Alutech sectional garage doors are built to last, with outstanding build quality that is supported by industry leading warranty coverage. However, like all garage doors, they need to be maintained at least once a year to preserve their safe, efficient and smooth operation as well as their impressive, modern design.

Most garage door experts agree that the end of summer and beginning of autumn is the best time to prepare your garage door for the upcoming colder temperatures, snow and ice of winter months. Keep reading for some of our top tips on how to maintain your garage door and help preserve its great condition for many years to come.

Lubricate all parts

If your door makes any unusual sounds, or is shaking when you operate it, it might mean that some of its parts need to be lubricated. Try oiling any springs and tracks and see if the noise persists.

But even if your door is in perfectly good shape, you should still lubricate its mechanisms once in a while to prevent any long-term damage and prolong its use. However, do not overdo it; adding too much lubrication might end up doing more harm than good!

Test battery-operated components

Make sure all battery-operated components, such as the garage door opener, work well before autumn and winter come – you wouldn’t want for your opener to run out of battery during a rainy or, even worse, a snowy day! To make sure this doesn’t happen, consider replacing your old batteries before autumn is in.

Replace worn parts

If you notice any worn parts in your garage door that you think might need replacing, you should get a specialist’s advice. For instance, your springs might be cracking or seem stretched; in this case, it is always best to have a professional check them out.

Clean the door from dirt and debris

Dirt and debris can get into door tracks or other parts of your door, compromising its smooth operation. Seasonal cleaning and regular sweeping will prevent this issue from happening. Even though this is a quick and easy task, it is often delayed until the dirt has accumulated – this year, be proactive and keep your garage door in its best shape!

With Alutech, you can rest easy that you have the peace of mind offered by a truly built-to-last garage door and, with regular care, it should continue on working efficiently for many years to come.

As sole UK distributor for Alutech sectional garage doors, we offer unrivalled support and service to our network of dealers, with industry-leading training and technical support. We employ great quality staff who have a passion for delivering great service, and are here to help provide all the information you need to make an informed choice.

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