When you purchase a B&D Roller Door, you want it to last as long as possible. You must watch for any potential problems and fix them immediately upon noticing them. Immediately fixing problems with your garage door will help prolong its lifespan and help it last as long as possible. The last thing anybody wants is an expensive garage door repair bill! The following are some basic preventative maintenance tips that will help you get the most out of your B&D garage roller doors and Panelift doors.
Keep Bolts and Basic Brackets as Tight as Possible
Your garage door goes through a lot daily. It is constantly opening and closing. All that movement puts strain on the bolts and brackets that hold your garage door in place.
Regularly, typically every four to six months, it is a good idea to check all bolts and brackets on your garage door. Check to make sure the bolts and brackets aren’t loose. If they are, you can use a basic socket wrench that is found in almost any toolbox to tighten them back up.
If you are uncomfortable with tightening the bolts and brackets yourself, a professional garage door repairman can do it for you. It will cost a small fee, but it will help you avoid a garage door repair bill, as you won’t have to replace the entire garage door.
Monitor the Weatherstripping on the Bottom of the Garage Door
The weatherstripping on the bottom of B&D garage roller doors and Panelift doors is pretty durable, but it isn’t immune to problems. Over time, it could become cracked or start to show signs of wear and tear. When this happens, it is important to make sure you replace the garage door seal. This is a very cheap garage door part to replace, so no need for an expensive garage door repair bill!
Cracked or broken weatherstripping might not cause problems for your garage door, but it will cause problems for the items inside your garage. When the weatherstripping is broken, water may come into the garage during a storm. If this happens, it could damage your stored items inside the garage.
If you have water ingress in your garage, you might also want to consider a garage door floor seal.
Look Out for Problems That Require A Garage Door Repair!
When there is an obvious problem with your garage door, you will typically notice it. Pay close attention when your garage door opens or closes, and watch for any problems.
Some problems to watch for include the door not opening or closing as smoothly as it used to, the door opening or closing faster or slower than previous times, or the garage door making squeaking or clunking noises. All of these are signs that there may be a problem with your garage door. You can eliminate groans and squeaks with simple lubrication once a year. Check the rails for foreign debris then spray lubricant on the chain and springs. These simple tips can help prevent a costly garage door repair bill.
B&D roller doors and Panelift doors are built to last, as long as you perform routine maintenance on them. B&D is one of Australia’s top garage door brands.