How Often Garage Door Parts Are Replaced11/05/2013 Back To Blog
Every garage door industry prepares manuals, which accompany products, in order to inform consumers about the characteristics of the product and the right dates for the replacement of various parts. Of course, the strengths and longevity of garage door parts would depend on many more factors, which involve the frequency of the services and the impacts from the use and natural environment. For these reasons, you should read carefully but never rest on what manuals suggest since official specifications change in accordance with the condition of the mechanism over the years. You need to remember that damaged parts must be fixed at once and serious problems would mean immediate replacement.
What garage door parts need replacement?
• Garage door opener sensors maintenance must take place once every two months and the testing of their effectiveness once a month. Still, if you see any cracks or the sensors have serious problems and don't work to your expectancy, you should replace them immediately.
• It is wise to avoid exhausting the power and flexibility of garage door springs and, in fact, you should replace them the moment you feel they began being problematic. When it comes to extension springs, you need to remember that you must change both for equivalent power on both sides.
• The bottom seal is cheap and can be replaced very easily, so there is no point to keep the garage dirty and poorly insulated.
• A damaged garage door cable is evident by the way the door moves but you can also see it when the cable is loose. In this case, you can fix it but if it is worn and pretty old, you should replace it before it snaps.
• The openers can live for many years but you should consider their replacement due to the rapid change and evolution of technology. Everyone craves for novelties that can make a difference to the security of homes.