AURORA GARAGE MAINTENANCE BY VILLA
At Aurora Garage Door service by villa we can not only repair and install but also take care of regular maintenance that your door needs.
Such things include
A.) Garage Door Safety
Rollers springs and tracks should be checked at least once a year to make sure they are all in proper working order. High tension torsion springs should absolutely be examined by a professional at Aurora Garage door service by Villa when necessary to avoid injury to self and loved ones. If they need to be worked on then leave it to one of our trained garage door technicians. We can do a visual inspection on every single cable, track, brackets, springs, rollers and hinges. We will check to make sure bolts are as tight as they can be. We are sure to look for anything that is frayed or worn and will replace if needed. We can check the garage door balance. First we unplug the opener if there is one. Then we disengage the door from the opener. Open door to waist level and see if it raises or lowers. This will help us determine quickly if your garage door is balanced or not. If we find a problem we can adjust as needed. Nylon rollers are to never come in contact with grease. Also we can check to see if tracks have been oiled. This is bad because can cause the door to slip off track. An unbalanced door is the end result of this and can cause a hazardous situation. Call today for your garage door safety inspection.
B.) Garage door Cleaning
Cleaning the outside of your door is a job not to small for us to handle while we do other garage door services for you. Using a soft sponge or cloth we can clean and then rinse with a hose. If the door is wood then it may need more than just cleaning. A wooden door should be inspected once a year for splintering and paint/wood decay. We can sand down and stain the garage door for you if you would like.
Proper application of grease to necessary areas is a huge problem we see. This will cause problems with the operation of the garage door. Grease on tracks can cause dirt and dust pile up which we can take care of if the issue is not beyond repair. Cleaning tracks can be as easy as using a wet cloth.
C.) Garage Door Lubrication Maintenance
Proper lubrication of the garage door tracks and rollers will prevent any unwanted squeaks and banging noises. Greasing the garage door components is important to stop these issues. Lots of people like to use oil to do this yet the ever popular solution wd40 is actually a degreaser and should not be applied. The best option is always going to be a lithium based grease. Next best option would be a silicone spray which is still a thousand times better than using oil based products.
We do this by closing the door and disconnecting from it the motor. You want to apply spray as the parts are moving around the tracks manually with your hand. We make sure to hit all hinges, pivot points, stems, nubs, locks and of course the arm bar. Next we grease the rollers. Metal rollers are best over plastic since the lifespan is guaranteed to be better. Seal bearing rollers are absolutely best because there are no open bearings a homeowner needs to grease. The pulleys also should be lubricated. A common mistake we see homeowners do is try to grease the chain. This is a problem because the chain comes from the factory with a sealant on it that should last till the end of the life of the motor and beyond. If application is felt necessary, use a washcloth to apply a smaller amount. What we do is lubricate the top of the rail. This is where the trolley passes along the rail and is the true necessary spot to grease opposed to the bottom. The trolley grips the top of the rail so this is most efficient place to apply the grease to help with friction. Another spot we see people grease that they don’t need to is the track. Dirt and dust gets trapped in track and hardens like cement causing problems that can destroy your door. The curve track and the straight track intersection is a point not necessary for lubrication but recommended if any on track. This application at this point of connection will help with sounds and squeaks. Garage door springs will not need to be greased if you have extension springs with a coating from the factory. These springs require no maintenance because of pre dipping. Torsion springs on the other hand get wound which means we will want to grease them to extend the life span. Even with brand new torsion springs we tend to see them make noise because of coils rubbing against each other as the door opens and closes. Grease does two things for your torsion spring. The first thing it does is reduce the noise from winding in and out caused by friction. Oil temped and galvanized torsion springs need tender loving care. Greasing to help combat rust buildup is great for any garage door maintenance. At aurora garage door service by villa we can use a powder coated springs that are completely 100 percent maintenance free. Lastly on a torsion spring door it is good to grease your bearings as well. If these issues cannot be resolved by our team we will let you know what can be done to possibly install a new garage door.