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Tips to make your Garage Door last Longer, it is one of the most used appliances in the house. You might open and close it more than once everyday. But you rarely think about its maintenance and servicing which causes early damage to it and you have no other options than replacing it. Here are a few tips which you can follow to make your garage door last longer.

The secret of a long lasting door is its proper maintenance.

Lubricate regularly:

It is necessary to lubricate the parts that are moveable and can get rusty. Lubrication will expand its lifespan. You must do proper lubrication of every part for 10 minutes at least once a year.

Check the balance of door:

Your garage gate might get off balance when used excessively. This off balance creates shortening of lifespan of opener and garage door.

Inspecting cables and rollers:

You must inspect rollers twice a year no matter which material and quality they have. Any damage to rollers can cause serious  danger. Also make sure there is no broken cable. If you notice any, get it replaced immediately.

Cleaning the sensors:

If there is any dust or rust on your sensors it might affect normal functioning of your door. So you must clean every sensor for smooth and long lasting functioning.

Tighten the screws and hardware:

You open and close your garage door several times a day, it causes vibration that loosens the screws and hardware. So you must tighten screws and hardware at least twice a year.

How long does a Garage Door usually last?

Some garage doors last longer than 15-20 years. This might depend on different factors including:

  • Usage of door
  • Quality of door
  • Environmental factors
  • Maintenance of the door.

If you follow these tips and tricks your garage door might last longer than the usual saving you some time and money.