It’s an exciting day when your garage door is installed by the C&M Garage Doors Installation team. It’s works perfectly, looks great and services your home exactly the way you hoped it would. But it doesn’t stop there! Just like a car, garage doors require regular upkeep to make sure everything is working efficiently and safely. It’s not a set-and-forget situation after installation, due to the numerous moving parts in your garage door. And so, its recommended that you have your door serviced annually, and here’s why.
- Safety for your family
Your family’s safety comes first, which is why this alone should be the number one reason to service your garage door. A garage door is generally the largest moving part in a home, with a single roller door weighing around 60kgs. That’s one big door, so it’s important to make sure it’s operating safely for your family. This is why it is so important to have a trained professional conduct a safety check as part of your service, each year.
2. Security for your home
Generally Speaking, garage doors are attached directly to a house. And so, to ensure the security of your home, you need your garage door to be operating as it is supposed to. When properly maintained with regular servicing, you can feel at ease knowing your home, personal belongings and loved ones are safe and secure.
3. Repairs can be costly
Servicing is a preventative approach to get on top of the small problems before they escalate. By servicing your door regularly, professionals are able to catch-out the initial stages of an issue before it becomes a problem for you and your family.
For example, your garage door has special hinges that must be kept lubricated. If not properly cared for, the hinges become dry and put stress onto other parts of the door, potentially leading to bigger issues that require a repair. C&M Garage Doors, provide quality and cost-effective repairs for all makes and models of garage doors in the Northern Rivers, so trust we’ve got your back.
4. Prolong the lifespan of your garage door
By pursing a healthy lifestyle, eating your fruits and veggies, exercising regularly and drinking water you are helping to prolong your lifespan. Your garage door isn’t as high maintenance, but it does need regular servicing to help it and its motor live up to its expected lifespan. It’s a straightforward concept, but one to not let slide! Garage doors are an important asset to any home, and so make sure you schedule in an annual service to preserve its functionality as best you can.
5. Keep your door working the way it should
Even when operating normally, your garage door requires preventative maintenance to ensure trouble-free operation. People can have difficulty opening and closing garage doors, especially those that are getting a bit older. However, a regular general service should keep your door operating smoothly and safely for years.
6. Upholding your end of the bargain
When you purchased your garage door, it most likely came with a warranty. It is great to have the peace of mind that comes with a warranty, and there are terms and conditions to must meet to uphold it. In most cases, your warranty is only attainable if you are servicing your door annually. Once again, providing you with another reason to have you garage doors serviced each year.
So, there you have it. 6 reasons why you should service your garage door annually, even when it appears to be in perfect working order. However, if your door is having issues (some examples are listed below), get in touch with so we can address the problem before it gets worse.
Some common problems with garage doors that require attention:
- The door is stuck (or gets stuck momentarily) in an opening or closing position
- The door is not responding to the remote control
- The motor is making a strange noise
- The door is not moving
- The door is squeaking
At C&M Garage Doors, we repair all garage doors and remotes, as well as automatic gates and accessories. The servicing team comprise of highly qualified technicians with years of experience and are not only trained to repair and service B&D garage doors, but most other makes and models, including accessories.