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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Garage Door Maintenance in 2022

A typical garage door lasts about 30 years, especially if it’s properly maintained. If you’re not in the habit of maintaining your garage door the way you should, this is your opportunity to change! Make performing garage door maintenance one of your new year’s resolutions. In this article, we’ll discuss the many things you can do to improve the functioning of your garage door in 2022.

1. Get a Tune-Up

Garage door maintenance starts with a garage door tune-up. Hire a professional to do this for you once a year. During the tune-up, your professional will lubricate the moving parts, check connections, tighten nuts and bolts, test the safety systems, identify problems and recommend repairs if needed.

It’s best to get a garage door repair person who has experience with your type of garage door opener. If you hired Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to install your garage door, then you should hire us to perform the tuneup as well! Hiring someone who has expertise with your garage can help ensure the best results.

2. Perform an Inspection

About six months after your tune-up, perform an inspection of the garage door yourself, checking for loud noises, loose nuts and bolts, and trouble with the safety features like the photoelectric eye. Want to know more about testing your garage door safety features? Check out our article from last year on the subject.

3. Weatherize Your Garage Door

Take time to weatherize your garage door in winter. Install weatherstripping to keep out moisture and drafts. Weatherstripping for your garage door usually takes the form of a rubberized strip that can be nailed around the door opening. Install weatherstripping on your own or have your garage door installer do the work for you during your upcoming tune-up.

4. Keep Your Garage Door Clean

Clean your garage door with a sponge, warm water, and mild detergent. Rinse the water with a strong jet of water from a hose. Do this at least once per year to prevent dirt, grime, mold, or mildew from staining your garage door. If your garage door has a way of getting dirty, do this twice per year to keep your door looking its best.

5. Know When It’s Time to Replace

Is your garage door several decades old? Does it need frequent repair, or is it looking shabby? Sounds like it’s time to replace! Work with the experts to install the best quality garage door for your home. Call Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to make an appointment and discuss your garage door replacement.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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