Let's be honest; a spring break is made to be fun and exciting. However, not all of them hit the mark. We're referring to literal spring breaks here when your garage springs snap and make a loud noise that passes through the entire home.
You will undoubtedly want to provide your garage door with maintenance each year, or more often, to ensure that it continues to work well. If you don’t, you might find that some problems start to develop, and that is the last thing you need. By detecting and fixing issues as soon as possible, it will help to reduce the cost substantially. It will also reduce the frustration you are sure to feel if something were to go wrong with the door that you could have prevented.
Avoid spring break? Never! But that is precisely what most homeowners say they’d like to do when it is a spring that breaks on their garage door. Witty word play aside, the sound made by a snapping lifting spring is not joke. In fact, the volume and intensity of it will reverberate throughout the house and send everyone running towards the garage to find out if a small bomb exploded.
It doesn’t matter if you are doing home renovations and repairs, or building a new home, you can always find ways to tackle some DIY projects. Yet, most household improvements or jobs require the right tools, skills and level of experience. And nowhere is that truer than the garage door system. In fact, most experts say that it is an area suited to professionals alone.
If your garage door recently started making strange noises you’re probably getting a bit worried. The fact that it’s still opening properly is probably reassuring you, but no doubt there’s a mini-you on your shoulder telling you that you should take care of it before this small problem becomes something much bigger.
You probably do not spend too much time thinking about your garage door. It opens when you need it to open and it closes when you need it to close. At least most of the time. Most people never think about their doors beyond this, at least not until something goes wrong. However, it might be time that you upgraded your garage door.
As Sean Bean once said, winter is coming. And while many are scrambling to buy their winter woolens and sports gear, others are prepping their homes for snow and frost and burst pipes. An often overlooked part of winter prep is the garage door, which can allow drafts to enter the house and drive up heating and energy bills if it is not properly maintained.
Once you ensure your garage door is ready and able to withstand the arctic blast that’s coming your way, you can be warm and toasty with a properly insulated house with every opening covered, while everyone else is pretending to have fun making snowmen in their living rooms.
If you’ve had enough of your leaky garage roof, don’t live another day with the problem. Fixing it doesn’t have to be too burdensome of a task, and if you correct it before it’s too late, you just might avoid a major roof replacement.
Despite it being the largest moving part in their home, most people don’t take proper care of their garage doors, even though they’d have a major problem on their hands if it stopped working. Fortunately, preventive maintenance doesn’t require a lot of work. Just follow the 10 steps below and your garage door will always function at its best.