Look, I get it, your garage door was a BIG investment, and the last thing you want is to have to spend EVEN MORE money getting it repaired every couple of years.
Well, I’ve got good news for you! If you do these four things, your garage door should be in top working order for decades to come!
Let’s start at the beginning…
Quality matters! If you think the price of something seems too good to be true, it probably is! When you pay top dollar, it’s usually because you’re getting high quality products. So, make sure you choose your garage door company carefully. A reputable company with membership to a professional association is a good place to start. These companies are bound by strict codes of conduct and so you can generally be assured that they’ll do their job well. It’s important to go with a garage door company that you feel comfortable with, which is why we also advise that you speak with family, friends and neighbours who might have recently dealt with a company. Generally speaking, if they were happy with the service received, you should be okay.
A reputable company is probably going to charge you more than someone who cuts corners, but that’s because they actually care about training their staff and investing time into completing projects. That said, make sure you ask them about all the aspects of the work, why are they choosing certain components over others? What kind of insulation are they using? How thick is the steel? Remember, the better quality, the more durable, the less repairs!
Doing a Little Bit Goes a Long Way
Simply investing in quality isn’t enough, you need to be prepared to put in a little bit of work every now and again. I’m not talking hours and hours, just 10–15 minutes every few months to make sure all the parts are well lubricated and that everything is working order.
If your garage door is over two years old, you should be having a tune-up once a year.
If you think there’s an underlying issue with your garage door, call in the experts right away. Garage doors are the largest moving component of your home and can cause serious injury. Although that little grinding sound is probably nothing, it’s much safer to have it checked out.
Don’t Try This at Home
Some people like fiddling around and think they can fix everything under the sun. Well, you shouldn’t try and fix your garage door. Like I just said, your garage door is the largest moving component of your home and if it’s not counterbalanced correctly, could cause serious injury. So, make sure you hire someone who actually knows what they’re doing.
Need any advice?
Get in touch with us at (515) 276‑3700. If you think there’s an underlying issue with your garage door, we’ll come out to your home to check it out, then we’ll send you a detailed quotation via email.
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