When it comes to your residential garage door system, you should pay it just as much attention as the vehicle it contains. Most people pay close attention to their car – they know when it needs to get an oil change, and they know when the engine needs a tune-up. Most people think much less about their openers in the garage, or the door itself. But they should! Your system needs regular maintenance, just like your car. And like your car, a little time and money now can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Buy quality – cry once
Ever heard the phrase “buy quality, cry once?” It’s applicable here as well. If you have a quality system installed, you won’t need as much regular maintenance. At the most, you’ll need to do some lubrication maintenance every once in a while. With an older, less modern system, though, you’ll find yourself having to shell out constantly for repairs. Especially if you have a large household with children or pets – your system is going to get a lot of work, which means a lot of wear and tear. You’ll also have to check the alignment of the sensors and the tracks frequently – a bunch of people running around the garage can make this a problem.
It may seem like a burden, but regular maintenance from a trained professional will save you a headache. It also increases the curbside appeal of your home. A well-running and nice-looking garage is a real draw when it comes to visitors (or potential buyers!) forming an opinion of your home. When in doubt, give us a call to schedule this routine maintenance. It’s something that you’ll be glad you did.