Your doors get a lot of use. That’s why at Crawford and Brinkman, we like to take time to perform regular maintenance check-ups on your doors, windows and other products.
We believe regular maintenance check-ups help extend the life of your doors, windows and other products. We take special care with garage doors especially.
Here are some of the measures we might take to maintain your garage door:
First, we’ll look and listen to your garage door. Is it moving smoothly, or is it jerky in some places? Does it operate smoothly, or do you hear a grinding noise?
On average, your garage door moves up and down more than 1,000 times in a year. That amount of vibration can start to loosen the hardware. We’ll examine all your roller brackets and bolts to make sure they are tight so you don’t have problems.
An improperly balanced garage door will stress your garage door opener. By having a properly balanced door, your opener won’t have to work as hard and it will last longer.
The rollers, whether steel or nylon, need to be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years. However, increase how often you get a maintenance check-up if you use your garage door many times a day. We will replace worn, chipped or cracked rollers upon inspection.
If the rubber weather seal strip on the bottom of your door is brittle or cracked, replacing it will keep the elements out of your house.
Greasing up the garage door parts will add years of seamless operation to your system.
During your maintenance check-ups, we’ll check for broken cable strands and damage near the bottom roller bracket.
You want to make sure your garage door will reverse upon touching something solid. Otherwise, it could be a safety nightmare. We can test your photoelectric system to ensure it is functioning properly.
We’ll inspect the garage door itself for water damage and warp, as well as chipping or peeling paint.