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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Garage Door

The garage door is an integral part of your house. Not only does it provide safety and security for your vehicle, but it also protects your family. 

For a garage door to operate efficiently, it requires routine maintenance. But keeping up with repairs can also extend the lifespan of your garage door. 

Overhead Door Company of Maricopa-Pinal County has skilled professionals for residential and commercial garage door installation in Arizona. As your local overhead door experts, we have a few tips to increase the lifespan of your garage door.

What Is the Normal Lifespan of a Garage Door?

Most garage doors have an average lifespan of 15 to 30 years, but many factors can affect how long your opener will last. Among other things, the age and condition of the parts of the door will play a role. 

For example, an opener that has to lift a poorly balanced door is likely to wear out more quickly. Similarly, an opener that gets constant use throughout the day will have more wear and tear than one that’s opened and closed once or twice daily.

However, there are things you can do to increase the lifespan of your garage door. Of course, basic garage door maintenance is essential, but there are other ways to protect your garage door. 

Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Garage Door

Clean Your Garage Door Tracks

Although the tracking system is above the garage, it can still pick up dirt and debris from the numerous times the door lifts. Getting too much debris within the tracks can significantly affect how the rollers move throughout the track. 

Too much dirt and debris can lead to the rollers coming off the rails or getting stuck. Keeping your garage door tracks clean is an easy chore to extend the life of your garage door. It also keeps your garage door balanced and operating smoothly.

Lubricate Garage Door Parts

A garage door comes from metal, so you must add proper lubrication throughout the years. By lubricating nuts and bolts around the door, you can increase the lifespan of your garage door.

One of the most critical parts to lubricate is the garage door springs. They do the heavy lifting, so keeping them functioning all year round is essential. While you’re at it, check your torsion springs and extension springs for any wear or damage. If you discover a problem with springs, contact a professional to repair them. 

Clean Your Garage Door Panels

Another step to increase the lifespan of your garage door is to clean your garage door panels. As you may already know, the door panels of a garage door tend to get dirty over time. 

Although it may seem like only an aesthetic issue, the fact is that too much dirt accumulation can lead to other problems. For example, issues with dirt on the door opener sensors and moisture resulting in rusty metal can occur later without cleaning your garage door panels.

Monitor Garage Door Parts for Wear and Damage

Your garage door system has many moving parts to help it operate correctly. However, if a moving part gets worn or damaged, it can prevent your garage door from working. Monitoring your garage door’s parts will keep them working effectively and prevent an expensive garage door repair in the future. 

Call Overhead Door Company of Maricopa-Pinal County for Garage Door Repairs

Overhead Door Company of Maricopa-Pinal County provides a range of garage door services for the greater Phoenix area, including Gilbert and Maricopa. Whether you need residential door section replacements, or commercial garage door torsion springs in Phoenix, AZ, our team is here to help. Contact us today to get a quote!

Category : Preventative Maintenance

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Brian D.
five stars

Great Guys and Great Work

The tech was on time to the second I think, very professional and super nice Chris – nice work my friend!   The opener they selected for me is a terrific and great price, Wifi and the myQ app are great as well.

Carrie F.
five stars

They sent someone out right away at 4:30pm on a Monday. Tre was our technician and did an amazing job getting our door back to working condition without breaking the bank. I will always suggest them to anyone who asks.

Conrad C.
five stars

For the past few months, my garage door would not shut. It will close halfway get stuck and the motor would bring it back. Not to mention it sounded like a blender filled with nails while closing and opening. Finally decided to get it to check out and these guys were the first to respond. Had an appointment sent within 15 min. A technician named Jimmy came over the next day and got it all done. My garage door never sounded so silent and go down as smooth once new parts were added. Definitely will be recommending these guys!

Joe S.
five stars

This company is very responsive, contacted them on a Sunday night and they replied right away.  Then set an appointment at a time convenient for me.

Very polite and easy to work with.  Travis, the owner, is hands-on.

Karen P.
five stars

I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

The technician who showed up, Zach, was relatively new, but assured me that he had great training and mentoring by the company.  And so far, I am very pleased with the work.  I thought he was polite, clean, well-skilled, and astute — and at my request, also diagnosed and repaired a squealing in the door.  The door is quiet and the alignment is good.

I would definitely have them back for any additional work! (which I hope doesn’t happen soon!)

Leonard G.
five stars

When it was time to change the garage door, we called these pros for help, and they responded to our needs immediately.

The team arrived exactly when they said they would, and explained everything they were going to do, along with different options for me. It took them an hour to complete the job, and it was amazing! Very precise and clean!!!

Will use them again for all my garage door needs!

Lori R.
five stars

Honestly, I haven’t had such great customer service in years. From the first phone call to the minute they left I never felt pressured, a hard sell or that I was being sold something I didn’t “need”. So informative and honest. So refreshing!! The background checks their employees for safety. They text/email your appointment time, when the technician is on the way, and the estimate. Makes the whole experience a positive one. Thanks, Travis, Chris, and Cody. Keep up the great work. You prove that great customer care is still important.

Patricia C.
five stars

We were so thrilled with the excellent quality of service and quick response we received yesterday. Jimmy Tafoya was quick, honest, and pleasant. The door went off the rails so we called on a Saturday afternoon for emergency service. He fixed the problem in 2 hours. We thought we would need a new door it was so screwed up but he fixed it very well at a lower cost. We are very thankful.

Robert Z.
five stars

My hinge was bent. Jay came out the same day. Repaired and realigned. Very efficient, knowledgeable, and did a great job. Would definitely call again for garage needs.

Tara L.
five stars

I wish this company provided other random services because I would use them for anything!

I sent a request for a quote via Yelp at 3:56 pm and received a reply from Travis at 3:57 pm. He said he could have a technician to my home between 4-6 pm That Day! Like within the next 2 hours. Before I committed, though I had to ask a few questions. First, could the technician please wear a mask and gloves because we have high-risk people in our home during Covid? Answer – no problem at all. Second, could you provide a ballpark estimate based on my description of the problem? Yup!

I then received a text with my appointment confirmation, and 20 minutes before the technician arrived, I received a lengthy text with a photo, background check information, and instructions on what to expect when he arrives. Then Jay called personally to let me know to expect him.

When he arrived, he looked at the job, gave me an estimate, and went to work. 20 min later, he was done, with no extra hidden fees. He accepted my credit card verbally so that we didn’t have any close contact.

The garage works perfectly!

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