Do you want the truth or a beautiful tale about garage doors never needing any special treatment? Reality is harsh even for garage systems and also for us since we have the responsibility to keep them in good condition – for our sake. The naked truth is that problems never really end. Your overhead door tends to torture you for many years. In fact, the older it gets, the most demanding it will be. On the other hand, it doesn't have to be a nightmare. Problems differ, and so having to replace the bottom seal once every two years is natural but dealing with spring issues every few months is not normal at all.
The good news is that problems can be reduced to the absolutely necessary and practically unavoidable. Let's face it! Garage doors are mechanisms. That's a fact nice and simple. Not only that, but they're also exposed to natural phenomena, elements and different temperatures, which affect their condition. Also, consider that garage door parts suffer tremendously every time you press this little clicker button to open the door. They have to turn, move and roll in order to lift four hundred pounds over and over again. They'll eventually get very, very tired and if you think about it, that's natural too!
Garage door repairs will always be needed. One time you'll need to replace the roller. Another time you'll need to adjust the opener sensors. Two months later you'll need to adjust the springs. These are all ordinary repairs because springs lose their tension over time and must regain some of their power with adjustments. Sensors are installed at the bottom door part and are easily kicked by children or hit with the car. And don't forget that old, broken and rusty parts must be replaced. They do have a limited lifespan.
If you feel tired already, consider that you can reduce some of your responsibilities and still have peace of mind. The solution is garage door maintenance. You might think that you have read about it times and times again but the truth is that regular maintenance can take care of all these annoying problems that make your life hard. That's the truth and we promised to only say the true version of every story here. So, take it or leave it!