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Some parts of your home need regular annual maintenance. Your garage door is one of those parts. Keeping up to date with annual garage door maintenance is an important step to keep your garage door operating smoothly over time.
Not to mention, a functioning garage can help to increase the value of your home by up to 4 percent. Your garage door plays a pivotal role because it often serves as a second entrance to your home, as well as provides a shield for your home, family, and belongings.
Garage door maintenance will help ensure that your garage door works effectively, safely, and securely while potentially mitigating the need for expensive repairs later on. As with any major household electronic appliance, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Continue reading to learn the top three reasons why annual garage door maintenance is important and how preventative maintenance can help save you time, money, and energy.
1. Mitigate Expensive Future Repairs
An unexpected garage door repair can be a financial burden for any family. In a recent survey report by Forbes magazine, nearly 63 percent of Americans don’t have $500 set aside for an emergency like an unexpected repair.
If your garage door breaks down because you have not been maintaining it, the unexpectedly high cost can set your family back financially. This does not have to be the case, especially since preventative maintenance can keep you from shelling out big bucks for major repairs.
Annual garage door maintenance can help you address unseen issues, avoid unexpected and even avoidable repairs, and reduce unnecessary expenses later on. When you proactively address wear and tear with preventative maintenance, you will keep your garage door work smoothly throughout the entire year.
A common issue that regular maintenance can help you steer clear of nuances includes catching rust and corrosion early. Rust can affect not only the garage door itself but also other garage door components, like springs and bolts.
Addressing rust and corrosion early on helps keep the garage door’s parts working effectively, while preventing unwanted garage noise issues. Schedule an annual inspection with a professional Las Vegas garage door service today to protect your investment in your garage door.
2. Increased Garage Door Safety
Annual garage door maintenance can help you make sure that key garage door components are operating properly. In doing so, you can prevent injury and help keep your garage safe.
Without maintenance, you might be left in the dark as to the actual condition of your garage door, as well as how safe it currently is. This is especially important in protecting your family, especially since every year, there are roughly 20,000 garage door accidents.
- Just about 60% of garage door injuries are caused by pinched or crushed section joints.
- 16.5% of injuries are caused by garage doors falling.
- 2.7% of injuries are the result of someone working on the garage door. Typically, this person has little to no experience working with garage doors, and the level of injury can range from minor to severe. For this reason, it’s important to have a knowledgeable garage door technician work on your garage door.
Accidents with garage doors can happen for several reasons. When garage door parts become broken or malfunction, they might become sharp or dangerous. Coupled with the fact that garage doors are heavy, loose or broken springs and torsion springs can be hazardous if they do not function properly. Be sure that certain maintenance and repairs are only handled by a garage door professional
Garage Door Safety Sensors
The good news is that today’s garage door systems are safer than those from the past, with safety sensors playing a huge role in the industry. In 1993, U.S. Federal Law UL 325 made it so that all garage doors that are manufactured must feature a safety-reversing system. Safety sensors are the most common type of safety mechanism that you will find on garage doors.
Some safety sensors are universal and can work with any garage door, while some garage doors do best with a specific safety sensor. At any rate, safety sensors help protect your family by doing the following:
- Keeping little kids and pets safe
- Prevent vehicles damage
- Aiding in garage door maintenance
3. Security from Garage Break-ins
Your garage door protects your home’s belongings and valuables. Almost 34% of home break-ins happen through the garage. Having a professional garage door technician look at your garage door’s closing mechanisms and loose bolts can help ensure that the door closes and seals properly, adding to your peace of mind.
Another cause of garage break-ins is a stolen remote. By having an annual inspection with a garage door technician, you give yourself the opportunity to make sure your opener system works. This is also a good time to get a replacement opener remote if needed.
Contact Precision Door Las Vegas
While you should be doing basic maintenance of your garage door by checking it out routinely, it’s imperative to have a professional aid you in repairs, installation, and more extensive maintenance needs. That’s where we come in.
We are the area’s trusted Las Vegas garage door service, providing professional garage door repair and garage door installation. Not only do we repair and install all brands of garage door openers, but you can also look forward to live operators 24/7 and perks like a free estimate and no extra charges for nights and weekends.
And during a time like now where safety is as vital as ever, you can rest assured that our dedicated technicians will continue meeting your needs while keeping your family safe.
Our technicians will be able to service your garage door needs through our no contact service and continued use of PPE and social distancing. Our technicians will also properly sanitize all garage door units that are worked on.
Whether you are looking to start maintaining your garage door, are looking for a second opinion, or simply need a repair, contact us today to get your garage door working like new!