We often talk about ways to protect ourselves from garage door parts and here we are now talking about ways to protect parts. Are they in danger from us? Not quite, although one could view negligence and poor maintenance as signs of bad treatment if not abuse. Even if we are nice to them, they still suffer. They suffer because they work long hours for many, many years and they still have to deal with the bad weather, possible attempts for illegal entry, our children's ball, possibly hurricanes, flying tree branches during strong winds and moisture. These are all strong enemies and some are unavoidable. For instance, you can send your kids to play in the backyard so that you can save the sectional doors from dents but you can't stop tree sticks flying in the air during the winter.
We said it in the past and we are saying it again: garage door maintenance heals every wound and prevents tens of problems. It is the remedy to seasonal sickness and long-term diseases. If maintenance is done properly, all parts will be ready to deal with their enemies and although they will need treatment again, they will resist and save you trouble, hassle, security problems and safety hazards. Aren't these reasons enough for taking care of the whole garage door system at least once a year? In fact, there are a number of things you can do in order to be sure of the resilience of your parts, the overall strengths of the system and your safety.
Let's start from the beginning. The beginning is when you buy new garage door repair parts or install a brand new door with all its new components. In either case, invest in good ones. Don't make second choices. The durability of the door depends extensively on the quality of the door and its parts. You can't get aluminum overhead doors of bad quality in order to save money and expect to keep them for years without a scratch. The problem is that it won't only be a scratch. Depending on your needs, the local climate and personal expectations, you must choose the right material in terms of your door and parts. For example, if you have problems with moisture go for galvanized steel garage door tracks and why not zinc coated steel doors. Don't get wood unless is made of composite lumber.
As time goes by the system will need maintenance. People often make the mistake to think that their roll up garage door is brand new and maintenance is hardly needed. Big mistake! If you let the new system go bad before you actually take care of it, you won't simply need maintenance but specific repairs. Remember: rust, time, daily use, the limited lifespan are all enemies of your garage door. If you want to protect it, protect it from all its enemies. Give more life to it by taking care of it every chance you get.
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