Where to Inspect Your Garage Door | 505.858.1017

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Prevention is the best form of protection. That goes for your garage door too. Inspecting your garage door is the best way to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. Making sure you check your garage door quarterly is the best way to make sure your day-to-day isn’t disrupted. If you don’t know where to start, BDC Door is here for you. Here are a few things you need to inspect:

Fraying cables

These are the bread and butter of your garage door. If one of these breaks or is severely frayed, you’re most likely not going to be able to open your garage. That’s why looking at these for signs of wear and tear is the best way to prevent your garage door from working.

Tearing or bent hinges

Due to the constant weight and pressure of your garage door usage, the screws on the hinges may fall out. If enough fallout this could cause sag on the garage door and may even cause the opener to die out faster than usual. Replacing these by using a maintenance technician is the best way to prevent more costly fixes in the long run.

Loose bolts or screws

Time and wear on your garage door will result in a loose or missing bolt/screw from time to time. Depending on the placement it could be very important to get it repaired. Even stripped screws should be addressed by a professional to make sure the garage door is installed properly.

Rusty, Dry, and Broken Springs

Springs are small but very important to the functionality of your garage door. Springs are the backbone to opening up the garage doors, so chances are they’ll take a beating throughout their use. If any are dry it’s best to lubricate them every few months. If you see that they are broken it’s best to replace them as soon as possible.

Does your garage door have any of these issues? Let BDC Door help you maintain and keep your garage door functioning properly. Reach out to us and schedule an appointment today.