Your garage door opener does a lot of work, opening and closing your garage door multiple times daily on average. Even the best opener out there needs replacing eventually, but there are things that you can do to put off this occurrence. Read on and find out the steps needed to maximize the life of both your Ann Arbor, MI, garage door opener and the garage door itself.
Average Garage Door Opener Lifespan
On average, a good quality garage door opener will last you 10 to 15 years. Certain factors can influence these numbers in either direction, like the age and condition of the garage door itself and how many times daily the opener gets used. Other than these factors, a few key things can help your opener last longer.
Keep Important Areas Maintained
Certain parts of your garage door see more wear and tear than others. Having professional maintenance performed on these areas keeps your garage door operating smoothly. Areas of high use include the rollers, tracks, springs, and cables.
Lubricate Moving Parts
Repeated exposure to friction wears down the parts of your garage door, making your opener operate poorly or not at all. You can reduce this friction by having a professional apply a high-quality lubricant to the moving parts of your garage door.
Watch for Problems
Keeping an eye out for signs of trouble means you’ll spot things before they turn into a real problem. Things like noisy operation, slow or no opening or a door that seems to stick or not listen to the opener are all issues that need addressing and repairing.
Professional Maintenance Work
Doing all the work yourself leaves a margin for error. By letting the professionals do the tough work for you, you ensure that every little piece of your door and opener is well-maintained and will last as long as possible.
Let us make keeping up with maintenance tasks easy. Call Williams Garage Doors today and schedule your first garage door and door opener maintenance appointment. We look forward to serving you!
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