Garage Doors and Maintenance: Keep Your Door in Great Shape

When I bought my first home, I knew I was going to have to start maintaining different parts of the home to keep everything functioning properly. However, what I did not realize was that the garage door was one of these things. I decided to create this website because I had no idea how much maintenance a garage door needed and what types of maintenance. If you aren't cleaning your garage door tracks, checking for loose screws or oiling the tracks on a bi-monthly basis, I hope my website teaches you how to do this maintenance and the importance of performing it.

Preparing Your Garage For Garage Doors: What You Can Do


Getting new garage doors in your garage is an exciting experience. Whether you are replacing your existing doors or getting new garage doors installed for the first time, you want to create a safe and roomy environment for your garage door technician to work with. Here are things you can do to prepare your garage for new doors so you can help make installation as safe and smooth as possible.

Keep pets and kids inside

Kids and pets can be curious creatures, and they can get in the way of the garage door installation process. Your technician will need to be able to work without worrying about children running off with parts or protective dogs sniffing around their ankles. Keep your kids away from the installation project or let them watch from the yard. Keep all pets inside or in an enclosed area.

Remove cars and toys

Move your cars out of your garage and driveway so you can give your garage door technician space to park their vehicle and somewhere to put their supplies for installation. Toys, such as bikes and recreational equipment, should also be moved out of the entryway of your garage so your technician isn't tripping on them or having to move them out of the way themselves. Removing toys and vehicles also keeps these items safe from accidental scratching or damage while the installation is ongoing. Talk to your garage door installation technician to see how much space they need in your garage to work safely so you can remove items accordingly.

Stay out of the way

Since garage doors are heavy and can pose a danger before they are properly installed, it's best if you stay out of your garage while the installation process is going on. You can check on your garage door technician periodically to see how things are progressing; just make sure you do so by checking from your driveway, and always let the technician know when you are near the work area. This keeps both you and your technician safe since they know when you are nearby and can warn you of any loose parts or potential dangers.

By preparing your garage area for the installation process, you create a positive and safe environment for your technician to work in. Keep kids and pets out of the way, stay out of your garage, and remove vehicles and other equipment from your garage and keep your driveway open so you can make the experience more positive for everyone. Contact a company like Mid-South Door Co for more information.


23 June 2016