The importance of Garage Door Maintenance

Posted Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The importance of Garage Door Maintenance

Probably one of the most overlooked elements in your home. As long as it opens and closes when you desire, you may never think about it. Do you even know how old it is? Or that last time someone even dusted it off? Just like your air conditioner or a water heater require a technician to use their expert knowledge to perform routine maintenance, your garage door is just the same. Doing routine maintenance prevents future costly repairs, inconvenient, nosey or inoperable systems that could leave the items in your garage or even your house lacking the security it requires. Here are some reasons to consider for scheduling garage door maintenance.

Safety & Security

Servicing your garage helps to keep you and your family as well as your belongings safe. During regular garage door maintenance, you may discover and repair problems that otherwise could have put your home or business in danger. If the mechanisms in your garage door failed, it could cause physical injury and possible death. Having your garage door serviced gives you peace of mind to know that you can confidently say that your system is working in the best running order.

Close the gaps

Over the years, and with various changes in weather conditions, your door and the protections that keep it sealed nicely to the ground will warp. Leaving space between the ground and the bottom of the door will allow in pests and rodents as well as extreme temperatures possibly messing with the energy efficiency of your home.

Rust or corrosion

Garage doors are filled with many cables and springs. These can fail if they become rusty, damaged or corroded. Routine maintenance will prevent it from affecting other components and creating costly repairs.

Save Money

Large repairs, unexpected problems are more costly than smaller ones. Just like your car, if you ignore something small, we can reliably say that it won’t repair itself and could cause more damage. Garage doors are just the same. Garage door servicing is much cheaper than emergency repair and it’s not a stressful event. 

Extend the lifetime 

Servicing and cleaning your garage door not only extends the lifetime but can improve your curb appeal. 

We encourage both our commercial and residential customers to have their door systems professionally inspected by one of our Seattle garage door inspection and maintenance professionals. While we base these inspections on an individual customer’s needs, we recommend an annual inspection at least one time per year.

We provide Tacoma, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, and Seattle with Commercial & Residential Garage Door Inspections that Include:

Inspection and Adjustments

  • Counterbalance System
  • Springs
  • Bearings
  • Cables
  • Attached hardware
  • Lubrication
  • Electric Operator
    • Test Reversing Mechanism
    • Limit Switches
  • Additional Areas of Inspection
    • Fasteners
    • Hinges
    • Top Brackets
    • Bottom Brackets
    • Tracks and Rollers
    • Lubrication

In addition to inspection and maintenance of your Seattle area garage door, your certified technician will provide recommendations on how to use your existing door more safely. Upon request, he can connect you with our sales team who can provide an estimate for any further repairs that may be needed.

For information on Cressy Door’s Commercial Door Inspection Program, please give us a call or fill out the form to the right. One of our experienced Seattle garage door inspection and maintenance team members will respond promptly.