Garage Door Maintenance with Ideal Garage
Garage door maintenance and garage door lubrication may not be at the top of your list, but they are for us! With our many years of experience, we know that regular maintenance is the key to keeping your garage door functioning.
Your garage door is heavy and has a number of complicated moving parts. This isn’t a part of your home you want to try to repair all on your own! When something isn’t working as it should be with your garage door, turn to the experts at Ideal Garage.
We offer around-the-clock service, upfront pricing on all our work, and a three-year guarantee on our workmanship. We want you to be confident that your garage door is maintained to the best standards in the industry.
We ensure the continued function of your garage door with inspections in these categories and more:
- Motor inspected for wear
- Belt checked for proper tension
- Opener controls reviewed for proper function
- Springs measured for proper pressure
- Weather seal inspected for dry rot
- Hinges inspected for damage
When you partner with the team at Ideal Garage, you can trust that we’ll keep your garage door working for as long as possible.
Garage Door Maintenance Basics
If you’re like many others, you may not understand exactly how your garage door works. Here are the basics!
Each garage door has the same essential parts, but there are three types of door openers available on the market that may affect the operation of your particular garage door.
Chain Drive Openers
This type of garage door opener works like a bicycle chain, pulling the trolley (the part that pulls the door open). Chain drive openers are extremely noisy and are usually found in detached garages.
Screw Drive Openers
This type of garage door opener uses a trolley on steel-threaded rods to quickly move the door. This is the most straightforward type of garage door — simple, functional, and quiet.
Belt Drive Openers
A belt drive door opener is quiet in its operation but has a similar function to a chain drive garage door opener.
Garage doors have dozens of other elements working alongside of door openers, including the following parts:
- Tube shaft
- Tension spring
- Safety sensor
When one of these parts breaks, it can throw off your whole garage door system, leaving you with an inoperable door, which can prevent you from retrieving your vehicle from your garage. Maintaining your garage door can give you the chance to find and fix minor problems before they turn into large, expensive ones!
Why Do You Need Garage Door Lubrication?
Part of preventative maintenance is keeping your door running smoothly on its tracks. When it’s not seated correctly, parts have a greater chance of breaking due to friction. A simple garage door lubrication done as part of our regular maintenance routine helps your garage door to run more smoothly and quietly.
Additional benefits of garage door lubrication include:
- Helping the door to move without force
- Extending the life of the parts
- Preventing damage or rusting
At Ideal Garage, our trained technicians will lubricate hinges, springs, tracks, rollers, and other small parts of your garage door. We recommend maintaining the lubrication by repeating the process every six months. Lubrication is standard with our garage door maintenance package.
Trust Ideal Garage of Phoenix for Your Garage Door Maintenance Needs
As an award-winning service provider, Ideal Garage offers 24/7 emergency solutions by technicians that are qualified in the state of Arizona. We back our service with our “In Good Hands Guarantee” — if we can’t fix your garage door or perform maintenance, your service visit will be 100% free (and we’ll help you find someone who can!). Call us today for an estimate on garage door maintenance or garage door lubrication!