We never think to check up on our garages. Our garages house and protect our vehicles, hold our storage, and have other uses. It is important that we inspect and maintain our garages and our garage doors from time to time. Garage doors are very prone to getting worn out over time due to their frequent use. Here are some things you can do to check up on your garage.


Your springs are a counterbalance for your garage door. The garage door is heavy so with good sense the garage springs are under a lot of tension. They have to counterbalance the garage door weighs up to a few hundred pounds. If one of the springs gives out or breaks, it could be extremely dangerous for anyone standing next to the spring. Take a look at your garage door springs and see if they look worn out or damaged. Metals will oxidize and expand due to weather.

General Wear and Tear

Its only natural for the materials used in your garage door to wear out. Metals will oxidize and expand due to weather. When this happens the integrity of your garage door could be compromised. It’s much easier for burglars to break in, simply because your garage door is worn down. The easiest solution for this would obviously be changing the entire garage door but there are a few different.

Prolonging your garage door equipment

Most of your garage door hardware will need changes simply due to the rust like we had mentioned earlier. One of the best things you can do for your garage door is to make sure it’s properly lubricated. The lubricant helps protect from oxidation, though it will help it might not protect it completely from water damage or all of the elements. It will definitely still last longer if you lubricate your garage door properly.

Possible Defects

Garage door openers from before 1993 usually do not carry something that’s an industry standard right now. That being the garage door safety sensors. They help to detect any obstruction that could be blocking the garage door from closing completely. Sensors help with safety and the general function of you garage door. If you have an outdated model then give us a call we can install any opener whether it be chain, belt.

Should you upgrade?

Upgrading your garage door is a budget friendly way to enhance the front of your home. We make sure we meet all the modern standards for garage doors not only in beauty but in functionality. We can upgrade your entire garage door or just certain parts, whether it be your springs, opener, cables, panel, or your entire garage door. An inspection will always help get you to the best possible decision.