Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

The Importance of Seasonal Garage Door Maintenance

Dark teal paneled two-car garage door through flakes of falling snow in winter season

The garage door is a marvel of engineering. But, like many other products and mechanisms that make our lives safer and more convenient, we often take it for granted. We just assume that every time we signal for the door to open it’s going to open, and it always does. Until that snowy or rainy night when we approach the house and nothing happens.

It’s never fun when the garage door fails and you have to call for garage door repair, but it’s often preventable. Garage door failure is typically the result of poor maintenance. Small problems that could have been caught and rectified during a routine maintenance visit become big problems that end up with you having to call for garage door repair in Loveland or Boulder.

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Use the Wrong Door Springs? Here's What Could Happen

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After more than 40 years in business, a critical piece of advice we like to give homeowners when they have questions about their garage door is: “Trust your eyes and ears.” There is an old saying, “Seeing is believing.” The same applies to your ears. When we have been asked to come out to a customer’s house on a service call, one of the first things we do is a visual inspection of the door and hardware, including springs, rails, sensors, and all other components needed for your garage door to operate smoothly and safely. We will then attempt to open or close the door, listening for tell-sale sounds indicating there is a mechanical or some other problem to be aware of.

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How Often Do Garage Doors Need Maintenance?

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Garage doors of one kind or another have been around for centuries. At one point, they secured the entrance to structures used to house carriages. Now, as has been the case since the late 19th century, their primary function is to guard an attached or detached building where people store their cars. The technology which makes them possible has, of course, evolved over time, but the key purpose of a garage door remains unchanged.

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