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COMMON CAUSES OF DAMAGED GARAGE DOORS
If you live in Tacoma, which actually sees more rainfall than even the Seattle metropolitan area, it is likely you will find yourself in need of garage door repair due to the wear and tear brought on by the elements. In addition, other factors that contribute to garage door damage include age and lack of maintenance. To avoid damage to your garage from getting out of control, look out for these telltale signs that your garage door is due for servicing.
Snapped Cables: Garage door cables are the heavy-duty wires that lift and lower the garage door. Over time, these cables can begin to unwind from use, and eventually snap. One cable may snap, but getting them replaced is suggested in pairs to ensure equal length for both sides of the garage door.
Warped Panels: Getting back to the issue of weather, water damage from consistent rainfall can cause warping of wood garage door panels if not properly treated beforehand.
Broken Springs: Springs typically get the most wear out of all garage door parts. Springs breaking is a sure bet, with how soon or often depending on frequency of garage door use. When replacing broken garage door springs, choose springs that match the size, weight, and strength of your garage door.
Damaged Hinges: Depending on the quality of the garage door you purchased, you may experience hinges wearing down faster than usual, particularly if your hinges are made of thinner metal that is disproportionate to the weight of the garage door. Operating a garage door with damaged hinges can spark a chain reaction that could damage the door panels and affect the functionality of the door overall.
Worn Rollers: Over time, garage door rollers will wear down and this will cause alignment issues, leading to the rollers going off track and possible damage to the pulley system.
Failing Garage Door Opener: Not enough attention is paid to garage door openers, especially given their heavy workload, and this eventually leads to failure.
GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE TIPS
Remember, living in a town like Seattle that is known as the “Rain City,” regular garage door maintenance and care can prevent the above scenarios from happening, specifically door panel damage. Taking the time to examine the critical parts of your garage door system periodically will help to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Here are some steps you can take to ensure uninterrupted operation of your garage door.
Spray the hinges, metal rollers, and chain rail with a lithium or silicone spray.
Clean, Clean, CLEAN!
Give everything a good wipe down. Keeping parts clean and like new is the best line of defense against damage.
Keeping your garage door protected against extreme temperatures can also keep it safe from moisture problems that can cause warping.
Follow these protective measures to ensure that you will enjoy your garage door for many years to come. If you do find yourself running into any of the aforementioned situations, contact a garage door repair professional as soon as possible.