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Top 4 Reasons Why Garage Door Maintenance Is Crucial

Routine Garage Door Maintenance Benefits You!

You’ve recently invested time, energy, and money into choosing and installing the perfect garage door for your home. Your local garage door service team has cleaned up and packed away their tools, and all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your new garage door. Right?

Well, yes and no. Of course, with proper garage door installation, a garage door will work smoothly for quite some time, but without proper maintenance, the garage door parts will wear down much more quickly. Let’s look at four reasons why annual garage door maintenance is crucial.

1. Garage Door Maintenance Saves Money

New garage door installations are expensive, and routine garage door maintenance is the best way to protect your investment! As homeowners, it’s easy to think that as long as the garage door is opening and closing, it’s totally fine. The truth is that garage door specialists are highly trained to detect even the slightest adjustment needed to improve the functionality of your garage door. Without a specialist routinely inspecting your garage door, you risk a minor garage door repair or needed adjustment turning into a huge (and costly!) issue. Save money by scheduling garage door maintenance once a year and avoiding major breakdowns of your garage door.

2. Garage Door Maintenance Keeps You and Your Family Safe

Nearly 20,000 Americans endure garage door-related injuries yearly! The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving piece of equipment in your home. It contains heavy panels, springs that hold an incredible amount of tension, and cables and hardware that, if broken, can cause serious injury to you and your family. Routine garage door maintenance ensures that all the parts of the garage door system are working correctly. 

For example, if you need a garage door spring replacement, the garage door technician will recommend this after a thorough inspection. If a garage door spring breaks suddenly, the entire garage door can come crashing down. Be proactive about garage door safety, and set up a garage door maintenance schedule with your local garage door service company.

3. Garage Door Maintenance Reduces Noise

Worn-down garage door springs and garage door opener issues can cause your garage door to make some extremely obnoxious noises during operation. If your garage door is making loud grinding or squeaking noises, that is a sure sign you need to call for garage door maintenance right away. Luckily, consistent garage door maintenance helps your door operate quietly because all the parts remain adequately lubricated. Constant lubrication is essential for homes with a living space directly above or adjacent to the garage.

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4. Annual Garage Door Maintenance Increases the Door’s Longevity

A newly installed garage door can last anywhere from 15-30 years. A garage door’s lifespan depends on many factors, including the door material, brand, location, and (yep, you guessed it) maintenance. A yearly garage door maintenance tune-up will focus on each individual garage door part and keep the entire system working smoothly for decades to come! 

What to Expect During a Garage Door Tune-Up

When a garage door specialist comes to your home to complete annual garage door maintenance, they will complete a detailed checklist of tasks during the tune-up. This may include:

  • Inspecting the garage door and all its parts. The specialist will note any rust, dents, and damage and recommend garage door repairs.
  • Cleaning debris from the garage door tracks and sensors.
  • Realigning or adjusting the tracks as needed.
  • Testing the door balance to ensure the garage door opener isn’t under extra stress.
  • Lubricating all rollers, springs, hinges, tracks, and bearing plates.
  • Tightening all nuts, screws, and bolts.
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Schedule Dependable Garage Door Maintenance Today 

Routine garage door maintenance provides homeowners peace of mind knowing that they’ve done everything possible to keep their homes and family safe and secure. Whether your garage door is only a year old or nearing ten+ years old, now is the time to schedule garage door maintenance with a dependable garage door company you can trust. Protect your investment and contact our team at Ellis & Parrish Overhead Doors to schedule an appointment today!

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  • Did an amazing job!!! Came out inspected my needs to make sure we got the right opener. Ordered it and came back and installed it perfectly. Having the new opener on my metal barn roll up door has made life easier and more convenient. Would definitely recommend and will use them again in the future.

    thumb Gerrod Robbins
    May 13, 2022

    Grateful for Sam and his team for a quick turnaround time and great quality product! Definitely would recommend him for any of your garage door needs. Friendly, trustworthy, and a fair price.

    thumb Austin DeBerry
    August 13, 2022

    We needed a new custom garage door ordered and installed. Sam came out very quickly and got everything that was needed. The door was installed and looks awesome. Our customer was very excited. Thanks, Chad

    thumb Chad Hill
    August 16, 2022
  • I had a full garage door replacement completed at a rental property of mine. I obtained many different quotes from all over the metroplex. Ellis price was completive with most of the quotes I received but what made him stand out was ability to get the job done quickly. I called him on a Saturday and he answered and stated he could have it done Monday morning. He texted me at 8am that he began the job and by 10:30 am he was finished and even hauled the old door away. I highly recommend him and his company.

    thumb Jeremy Godwin
    July 13, 2022

    Sam was great. He made sure the product was just the one I wanted and was VERY patient in the process. Love the new door!

    thumb Nancy Vincent
    August 13, 2022

    Sam and team provided great customer service. They assisted in getting us the best option for our need and we are extremely appreciate.

    thumb Stacey Patterson
    August 13, 2022
  • Very professional and friendly. They were able to fit me in same day within a few hours of my call. Would highly recommend!

    thumb Sara McMullan
    May 13, 2022

    We called a few different places to get estimates and not only did Sam answer right a way he was able to get me the best price. He worked diligently and communicated well. He will be my guy for any future project.

    thumb Drew Thorpe
    February 13, 2022

    Great company to work with! Brandon and Sam are very professional and made the installation of our door look easy! Great doors! and I highly recommend this company! Thanks Dave

    thumb Dave Kleespies
    November 13, 2021
  • Just love the new garage door. Highly recommend this company. They were fast, very courteous and extremely professional . Great job !! If I ever need another garage door, or repairs, this is who I will use and highly recommend!!

    thumb Gail Taylor
    October 13, 2021

    This company gave me a fair price and showed up on time and installed my new opener quickly and efficiently. The installers were professional and cleaned up after themselves. I highly recommend!

    thumb J Moore
    October 13, 2021

    I had a overhead door that took to people every morning to open. These guys came and repaired and now it operates like new!!! its was refreshing to see this crew come and fix in a professional manner. Both guys were very happy and had smile on there faces and did a great Job! John @ Tiger Ridge

    thumb John Williams
    September 13, 2021
  • I am absolutely in love with my garage doors. The added hardware gives it more curb appeal and character. I cannot say enough about Sam, Preston and the crew. TOP notch service.

    thumb Shari Bassermann
    September 13, 2021

    They've helped me with repairs and a new door install both of which they were courteous and prompt with their arrivals and servcie!

    thumb Amy Gibbs
    January 13, 2022

    I had Sam and Preston installing an overhead door on my new shop (which is awesome) and asked them to look at 2 other overhead doors I was having problems with and they took care of it on the spot. Sry professional and take pride in their work. Will use them for all my door needs in the future.

    thumb Kevin Heady
    September 13, 2020

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