Isnare Free Articles
Authors Contents [Add OpenSearch]
Distribute your articles to more than 6,000+ sites and 40,000+ email group publisher subscribers for as low as $2 / article...
Index  Article Directory  Home Management
Embed this Article  
Richard Dinae

Richard Dinae x 304 articles

Liked the article? Consider buying me a beer!
$

Most Recent Videos Most Recent Videos

Your garage door is opened and closed at least about 10 times every single day so it is important to know everything about garage door maintenance. Imagine the tension and work done involved in every time it lifts open and rolls back down. With this frequent usage, it is just but fitting to make at least an annual maintenance check up of your garage door to make it function smoothly and for it to last longer.

Just because they are garage doors does not mean they do not deserve to look clean. Make a habit of regularly washing your garage door with mild soap and detergent. Remove grime, mud, and grease with a brush. Avoid using strong abrasive solutions as these can damage the paint. Hose down the suds and leave your garage door to dry. Like your car, your garage door can benefit from wax applications. The polish maintains its luster and makes its surface shine.

Scrape off any rust from hinges, rollers, tracks, and other metal parts of the door before it can do further damage. Then coat the rusted areas with anti-corrosive paint to prevent re-occurrence of rusting. Inspect the parts of the door for loose bolts and brackets. Malfunctioning parts and parts that look damaged should be replaced. Make sure that all parts are securely fastened and the rollers running smoothly. The weather stripping around and at the bottom edge of your garage door is made of rubber. It is purposely integrated to the door to keep rainwater and other elements out of the garage. Retain its flexibility with regular application of silicone-based lubricants or clean it with vinyl cleansers. Do not apply petroleum-based lubricant on the rubber weather stripping as it can affect the elasticity of the rubber.

Lubricate the tracks, rollers, hinges, and springs of the garage door with a little amount of motor oil. Avoid the use of petroleum-based lubricants as they have a degreasing property. Wipe off any excess oil with cloth.

Electric garage doors, however, do not require additional lubrication. These electric units should be tested if their reversing sensors and photo sensors are working properly. These sensors are able to detect a person or thing under the door and instead of crushing the object in place it reverses by lifting itself open. Check if the door is balanced on either side. If you notice that it is skewed, ask a skilled garage door installer to fix the problem. A skewed door prevents it from opening all the way up and from closing all the way down. Keep the remote control out of your children reach. Toying with it is very unsafe and damaging to your electric garage door unit as well.

In no case whatsoever should you attempt to adjust the door’s springs, hinges, and cables on your own (unless of course if you are a qualified garage door installer yourself). Hire a skilled garage door installer instead to address the situation for you. They have the proper tools, equipments, and training to handle such cases. This may set you back a few dollars but you only do this once a year. Turning to a skilled person for help saves you from the risk of getting crushed under your door and other accidents.

Rate this article:
Richard Dinae is an architect, providing information and directories about home improvement, garage door screening, garage door seals and automatic garage door opener manufacturers
Important NoticeDISCLAIMER: All information, content, and data in this article are sole opinions and/or findings of the individual user or organization that registered and submitted this article at Isnare.com without any fee. The article is strictly for educational or entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any way, implemented or applied without consultation from a professional. We at Isnare.com do not, in anyway, contribute or include our own findings, facts and opinions in any articles presented in this site. Publishing this article does not constitute Isnare.com's support or sponsorship for this article. Isnare.com is an article publishing service. Please read our Terms of Service for more information.

Most Recent Articles

HPE2-E67 Real PDF Exam Material

An Article by Brent Fowler in Business

5 hours ago

Question: 1Which new IT consumption model is a pay-as-you-deploy model that allows customers to more efficiently adapt to business changes, and to take a more flexible, scalable approach to capacity planning. A. HPE Pre-ProvisioningB. HPE Flexible Asset Return for ServersC. HPE Subscription for ServersD...

HPE2-E67 Latest Certification Tests

An Article by Dennisng Ng in Computers and Technology

6 hours ago

Question: 1Which new IT consumption model is a pay-as-you-deploy model that allows customers to more efficiently adapt to business changes, and to take a more flexible, scalable approach to capacity planning. A. HPE Pre-ProvisioningB. HPE Flexible Asset Return for ServersC. HPE Subscription for ServersD...

Check Out These Crucial Advantages of Learning Salsa at Top Salsa Tanzen

An Article by Salsa People in Entertainment

7 hours ago

Creativity and artistic excellence share a unique bond with one another. Creative expressions will help you emote your feelings and give wings to your desire. It’s right here that dance emerges as a unique medium. Irrespective of the tunes, beats, and rhythm, dance can help you express yourself in an innovative manner...

Improve Your Valentine’s Day Plans With a Party Bus Rental of Phoenix

An Article by Jordan I. Paige in Entertainment

7 hours ago

Valentine’s Day is significant to some and an excuse to throw a great party for others. Regardless of your motivation, a Party Bus Rental of Phoenix is sure to please the romantics as well as the cynics among your group. The party planned will be enhanced, liberating, and personalized. Memorable QualityIn order to create an atmosphere conducive to making memories, the arrangements chosen should be unique...

Maxime the Experience in Washington, DC Via Tour Buses

An Article by James L. Ramos in Travel

8 hours ago

Washington, DC is an affordable and fascinating place to visit, and with the current upheaval in the federal government, the time presents a powerful learning experience. Regardless of your political bent, express your patriotic interests with a visit to Washington, DC with tour buses to help maximize the experience...

Explore the Mesmerizing Beauty of India With Fly Back India

An Article by Flyback India in Travel

9 hours ago

The mystic beauty and enigmatic charm of India has always allured the tourists from around the world. People from all over the world come to India seeking salvation, peace and tranquility. Some come to experience the hospitality of the country that introduces that to a new lever of humbleness and gratitude...

DSDPS-200 PDF Download

An Article by Dennisng Ng in Home Management

10 hours ago

Question: 1A Group Manager sees only one connection for a volume connected to a 2012 host that runs two iSCSI NICs. What are three possible causes of this problem. (Choose three. )A. The second iSCSI NIC doesNOThave flow control enabled. B. The second iSCSI NIC doesNOThave Jumbo Frames enabled. C. Multi-pathing was NOT applied on the initial connection...

MS Exam 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-534 Practice Exam Killtest

An Article by Delia Green in Education

10 hours ago

With Killtest MS Exam 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-534 Practice Exam, you can pass your Microsoft 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam. Request real Microsoft certification 70-534 practice exam, certification exam, study materials or test questions. Just choose Killtest 70-534 study materials at once...

Get to Your Sweetie on Valentine’s Day With a Baltimore Airport Limo

An Article by Friee David in Travel

10 hours ago

As you anticipate your Valentine’s trip, the actual components of travel are probably not positive elements that you’re looking forward to. The stress and exhaustion that can darken your travel is avoidable. By booking a Baltimore Airport Limo, you can reach your sweetie quickly while maintaining a positive outlook...

C9550-512 Free Demo Practice Test Software

An Article by Brent Fowler in Computers and Technology

11 hours ago

Question: 1What common standard is used by both the internal IBM Business Process Manager document store and external Enterprise Content Management servers. A. DatabasesB. Folder structureC. Application serveD. CMIS-based interfacesAnswer: Dhttps://www. ibm. com/developerworks/community/files/basic/anonymous/api/library/cfa136f0-30c1-4177-9901-62c05d900c5f/document/759d7370-2260-47c3-9f66-17a706030d2c/mediaQuestion: 2Which status is available by default for Process Application snapshots...

AnnanDaleInteriors - Best Places to Buy Furniture Online

An Article by KimA Thompson in Home Management

11 hours ago

Purchased a new house recently. Or maybe an office. You must be looking for that one unique piece that completes and complements your entire room, or maybe you want to change the entire look and design. Look no further. You will get all the answers here. When it comes to buying furniture, we visit store after store only to find that either the furniture does not suit our needs or is too expensive...

C9550-512 Practice

An Article by Dennisng Ng in Computers and Technology

12 hours ago

Question: 1What common standard is used by both the internal IBM Business Process Manager document store and external Enterprise Content Management servers. A. DatabasesB. Folder structureC. Application serveD. CMIS-based interfacesAnswer: Dhttps://www. ibm. com/developerworks/community/files/basic/anonymous/api/library/cfa136f0-30c1-4177-9901-62c05d900c5f/document/759d7370-2260-47c3-9f66-17a706030d2c/mediaQuestion: 2Which status is available by default for Process Application snapshots...

The Beginner’s Guide to Wedding Photography in Maui and Couples Photography in Maui and How a Good Wedding Photographer Can Reduce Your Problems to a Minimum

An Article by Vikram KR in Marriage

13 hours ago

As time goes by and people start looking beyond their own horizon to find more places to explore, trends like that of destination weddings start to emerge. The day you picked your wedding to have a destination theme like that of Maui, experienced people might have told you that things were going to get tough and not just because of the difficulty of finding a photographer who would deliver a good service when it came to wedding photography in Maui and couples photography in Maui...

Updated VCA6-DCV Certification 1V0-621 Practice Exam

An Article by Kruis Barry in Education

14 hours ago

Are you ready and confident to pass VMware 1V0-621 exam. Passcert Updated VCA6-DCV certification 1V0-621 practice exam will be your favorable aid because its quality is wonderful enough to guarantee your pass. Updated VCA6-DCV certification 1V0-621 practice exam, 1V0-621 online test, all available from Passcert...

CRM 2016 MB2-710 Certification Practice Test

An Article by Kruis Barry in Education

14 hours ago

Passcert CRM 2016 MB2-710 certification practice test allows candidates to learn in the case of mock examinations. You can control the kinds of questions and some of the problems and the time of each test. In the site of Passcert, you can prepare for the exam without stress and anxiety. At the same time, you also can avoid some common mistakes...

MLA Style Citation:
Dinae, Richard "Garage Door Maintenance." Garage Door Maintenance. 15 Aug. 2011 Isnare.com. 30 Mar. 2017 <https://www.isnare.com/?aid=553930&ca=Home+Management>.
APA Style Citation:
Dinae, Richard (2011, August 15). Garage Door Maintenance. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from https://www.isnare.com/?aid=553930&ca=Home+Management
Chicago Style Citation:
Dinae, Richard "Garage Door Maintenance." Garage Door Maintenance Isnare.com. https://www.isnare.com/?aid=553930&ca=Home+Management
Copy and paste the code below to embed this article:
<a class="embedly-card" href="https://www.isnare.com/?aid=553930&ca=Home+Management">Garage Door Maintenance</a> <script>!function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){ var d=a.createElement(c);d.id=b,d.src=("https:"===document.location.protocol?"https":"http")+"://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js"; var e=document.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];e.parentNode.insertBefore(d,e)}}(document);</script>