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Fall Garage Door Repair Check List

Fall is nearly here! Is your garage door ready for colder weather and occasional snows? If not, this garage door repair checklist is exactly the tool you need to keep your door functioning as it should, so you can park your car in the garage throughout the fall and winter.

1. Perform a visual inspection.

Inspect your garage door for signs of wear and tear that could indicate your door or opener needs a repair or replacement. Look for:

  • Torsion spring is sagging or is corroded or rusted.
  • Vertical tracks are sagging or crooked, show signs of rust or corrosion.
  • Wires are cracked or brittle.
  • Weather seal is cracked, broken, or missing.
  • Garage door is crooked, dented, or cracked.
  • Garage door is having difficulty opening, closing, or makes a strange noise.

Although you can probably replace the weather seal yourself, most other issues should be addressed by a qualified garage door repair person. If you’ve identified any of these other problems with your garage door, contact a garage door contractor for help.

2. Lubricate moving parts.

If you’ve been trained to safely lubricate the parts of your garage door with a lithium-based grease, now is a time to do that. However, not all parts of your garage door should be lubricated. Nylon rollers, for example, do not need lubrication.

If you’re not sure which parts require grease, contact a garage door repair person for a tune-up. Your garage door contractor will address these issues during the tune-up, and if you’d like to find out which parts need lubrication for next year, you can ask your repair person at that time.

3. Test safety features.

Test your garage door’s safety features. If they’re not working, contact a contractor or repair person quickly, and stop using your garage door until the repairs are made.

  • Wave a broom in the path of a closing garage door. The garage door should reverse course.
  • Place a brick in the path of your garage door, then shut the door. The door should open again when it touches the brick.

These safety features have been built into every garage door since the early 1990s. Unless your garage door opener is very old, it should have these features. If your garage door lacks safety features, have it replaced.

4. Contact a garage door contractor for a tune-up.

You don’t have to perform your own garage door inspections; your contractor can do it for you. Contact an expert to inspect your garage door this winter. Call Overhead Door of Oklahoma City to make an appointment and get your garage door ready for cold weather this season.

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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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