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End of the Summer Garage Door Opener and Garage Door Chain Maintenance

During the summer, you probably spend a lot of time getting things like bikes and lawn mowers out of the garage. With all this activity, your garage door probably opens and shuts a lot more than normal during the summer months. All that extra use leads to wear and tear on your garage door opener. That’s why the end of the summer is the perfect time to do maintenance on your garage door. These tips can help.

Remove Any Rust

Rust may not be a big deal in its early stages, but if allowed to progress, rust will eat through the gears in your garage door opener. Fortunately, rust is something you can remove. Use sandpaper to sand down any rusty parts in the gears of your garage door opener. After doing this, make an effort to protect these parts of your garage door from moisture, as moisture is what really causes rust to spread.

Lubricate the Parts

Without lubrication, the moveable parts of your garage door would be stiff, hard to move and probably squeaky. Lubricating the moving parts of your garage door opener, particularly the garage door opener chain and gears, can help prevent your system from seizing up or becoming loud. Many people are tempted to use standard lubricants like WD40. However, a much better lubricant for your garage door is white lithium grease or silicone spray. Spray down the various moving parts of your garage door opener to ensure that these moving parts will continue to work fluidly.

Test the Safety Features

If your garage door was manufactured after 1990, it should have an automatic reverse function that kicks in when someone or something is in the path of the closing garage door. There are many ways to test this function. Start by placing a 2×4 beam of wood in the path of the garage door, then push the close button. When the door touches the beam of wood, it should reverse course.

Next, hit the “door close” button on your garage door opener, then wave a stick in the path of the closing garage door. Wave the stick close to the ground, so that it interrupts the beam that is transmitted from the photoelectric eye near the bottom of the door. When you do this, the door should reverse course. If the door does not reverse course as you would expect, contact a garage door repair person to inspect your garage door safety system.

Get a Tune Up

The end of the summer is a good time to get a tune up from a garage door professional. To do this, contact the Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City™. Your garage door repair person can inspect your garage door, test all of its functions, clean any of the gears and the garage door chain and restore your garage door opener to good working order.

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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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