Care for a Roll-Up Garage Door02/18/2014 Back To Blog
Life is easy with a residential Roll-Up Garage Door. The system is light, simple to operate and highly functional. However, it is still subject to the effects of the elements and to natural wear and tear. It is your responsibility as an owner to keep the system in proper working condition. Here is some practical advice on how to care for your Roll-Up Garage Door
Basic Maintenance Is Key
You need to inspect the door monthly after it has been installed. Check all the metal parts for wear, tear and for all types of damage. If parts are loose, you need to tighten them. You should pay special attention to each Garage Door track. It should be clean and properly lubricated. You can easily remove dirt with a soft damp cloth and an appropriate cleaner if required.
One of the common issues you might face during Roll-Up Garage Door maintenance is a "Sticky Wheel". Another common issue is the occurrence of friction between the door and the stop. The good news is that both problems can be easily resolved with the adjustment of the track brackets.
You simply need to loosen the nuts while holding the brackets to the frame. Ensure that there is a quarter and half inch spacing from the door to the track. With this adjustment, you've resolved the "Sticky Wheel" situation. To get rid of the friction between the door and the stop, you have to loosen the nuts, hold the track to the brackets, and move the track in line with the brackets. With these instructions you should've solved both issues with your Roll-Up Garage Door.
When roll up doors are moving slowly or not at all, then the problem resides within the Garage Door Springs. The spring tension has to be adjusted properly so that the system starts working effectively again. Since the adjustment requires great skill and the use of major safety precautions, it is best if you leave this job to Garage Door Repair Alpharetta.
You now know how to keep your Roll-Up Garage Door in working condition and how to properly maintain it.