What Services are in a Garage Door Tune-Up?

Jan 1

What Services are in a Garage Door Tune-Up?

An annual garage tune-up and inspection by professional garage door technicians prevent minor problems from growing into major ones, avoid unexpected breakdowns and garage door emergencies, keep the garage door in top-notch condition, and help it last for decades.

A garage door is a complex machine consisting of numerous parts that work harmoniously to help the door raise and lower properly. If one or more garage door parts misalign or do not work correctly, a garage door will malfunction. That is why garage door experts recommend regular maintenance to avoid any inconvenience and ensure family and property safety.

The importance of garage door tune-ups

An annual garage tune-up and inspection by professional garage door technicians prevent minor problems from growing into major ones, avoid unexpected breakdowns and garage door emergencies, keep the garage door in top-notch condition, and helps it last for decades. However, some homeowners may wonder what a garage door tune-up entails. 

A professional garage door tune-up should include the following:

A diagnostic inspection

First, a garage door technician thoroughly inspects the hinges, track, door sections, weather seals, sensors, chains, counterbalance systems, and rollers. The technicians will notice anything unusual that demands attention or can pose a threat. Next, they look for signs of damage and wear and tear, rust, dry rot, fraying, and bending.

Tightening bolts and screws

A garage door goes up and down multiple times in a day. Regular use can cause the bolts and screws holding the hinges, rollers, and brackets to become loose. The technician will tighten all the hardware to ensure smooth door operation.

Lubricate all moving parts

Lubricating the moving garage door components like hinges, tracks, rollers, opener chain drive, sprocket, locking mechanism, springs, and the bearing plate is essential. This crucial step in a garage door tune-up helps reduce noise, minimize friction, and avoid premature failure.

Travel and safety setting inspection and adjustment

A garage door opener has a travel limit switch to control where the garage door stops while raising or lowering. If the door fails to open or close entirely or stops halfway, the technician will inspect and adjust the up or down travel switch.

Balancing the door

The technician also tests the garage door balance to see if it needs any adjustments. To do this, they disengage the motor, and if the door appears out of balance, they perform the required repairs. An imbalanced garage door, when neglected, can result in a lot of damage and severe injuries.  

Checking the electronic eye for proper alignment

An electric eye is a safety feature that prevents a door from closing if it senses an obstruction. There are two sensors on each garage door side; if they become misaligned, the garage door may malfunction. The technician will ensure the electronic eye sensors are clean and properly aligned.

A garage door technician also checks the opening and closing force limits, motor gears, interior, and exterior sections, wires, and the whole system for any loose or broken parts. 

However, there are a few things that the garage-door tune-up does not include. For example, if any part needs replacement, the labor charges will be separate and vary based on the time and effort required. Also, if any parts or materials are needed for repairs, the service charge excludes that requirement. 

Invest in regular garage door tune-ups

A garage door system is complex and dangerous and requires regular maintenance. However, only a trained and qualified garage door professional should carry out any repairs, adjustments, services, or replacements.

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