Garage door maintenance

The Garage Door Company Scotland

Investing in a garage door represents a long-term improvement to your property. To ensure it reaches its full lifespan, regular maintenance is crucial. The experts at our Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Kilmarnock branches have compiled a comprehensive list of recommended checks to keep your garage door in top condition, both aesthetically and in terms of performance, for decades.

So how often should you conduct maintenance checks on garage doors? In southern Scotland as elsewhere, it’s advisable to perform checks every couple of months, with monthly checks for doors which are used daily. And be sure to address any potential issues with garage doors promptly. At our branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Dundee, our garage doors experts will be pleased to advise

For manual garage doors, DIY checks include inspecting visually for wear, lubricating moving parts, cleaning the tracks, examining weather strips, and maintaining the door’s paint or stain finish.

For electric garage doors, additional checks are necessary. Ensure door balance by disconnecting it from the opener and manually opening and closing it. Inspect the opener belt for wear, correct tension and the functionality of safety features such as the emergency release. Test other safety features like photoelectric sensors to guarantee they’re fully operational.

Simple regular maintenance checks aren’t time consuming and are simple yet vital for the safe use, optimal performance and long lifespan of your garage door. Whether you need guidance on maintenance or seek a new garage door installation, The Garage Door Company team is here to help. Contact us for expert advice and services to keep your garage door at its best.

Call us free on 0800 889 777, or call your nearest garage doors branch direct:

Glasgow on 0141 773 0902
Edinburgh on 0131 337 3332
Kilmarnock on 01563 542984
Dundee on 01382 213052

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