Friday, June 19, 2015

Garage Door Maintenance

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When it comes to maintaining a garage door, most people tend neglect. There are no particular skills required in order to properly maintain a garage door system, and even the average person can do this type of maintenance. Maintaining a garage door system is very simple and is done buy lubricating all the moving parts.

Before attempting to maintain a garage door system by yourself, there are few things to prepare beforehand such as a small ladder, rags for the purpose of cleaning old grim and dirt from moving parts, a bottle of lubrication oil or special silicone, and last but not least, protective glasses. Before starting, it is safe to check your garage door manual for any maintenance recommendation procedures that might be needed to your particular garage door.

In order to properly track all the system's moving parts, you can operate the door while observing all the parts and accessories that are functioning while you open and close the garage door. After confirming everything in the system that needs lubrication, it is time to begin.

Before attempting to lubricate any moving part, it is essential to first clean the area from all grim and dirt that has been accumulated during time. Although it is important to clean all the moving parts before lubrication, it is not required to clean them to the point they will be spotless. Just simply remove all surface dirt, dust, and webs.

Now it is finally the time to begin the lubrication process of all moving parts including the track. Both the garage door and the track will have moving parts that will require attention. Using the safety glasses for this step is very important to avoid any lubricant  from getting into your eyes. While lubricating all the moving parts of the garage door, it is important not to forget the springs and hinges as well.

Once the lubrication task is done, it is time to let the lubricant to fully penetrate all moving parts by operating the garage door opening and closing it several times. After you concluded the process, it is important to clean and lubrication excess to avoid any dirt buildups in the future.

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Now that the door is finished, its time to move over to the track where the ladder will be needed. For the purpuse of cleaning the track, the garage door would need to stay open. The parts that you want to pay attention to are the rollers which is what you will need to lubricate and not the actual track. When the garage door will be operated, the rollers will do the job of lubricating the rest of the track as they ride along it.

When it comes to a garage door system maintenance, it is important to repeat the process at least every few months to prolong the life of the system. However, if that is something you prefer a professional will do, you may visit Premier Garage Door Repair in Spokane.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Garage Efficiency

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Home garages are normally being used for more than just parking the car in. In fact, many people will use it completely for storage while parking the vehicle outside. In addition, some households bid large families will have an extra refrigerator in the garage as well. Other uses the people seem to exploit the garage for is servicing their vehicles, band practices, and more! Because of these potential uses of a garage, there are many things to consider in order to take advantage of the space in an efficient and comfortable way.

Most residential homes with a garage, will have it integrated as part of the house construction rather than as an external part. Therefore, proper insulation is very important. There are many construction standards that are implemented by the state and a garage that is an integral part of the house should not be any different. It should withstand any higher standards set by the state when it comes to insulation. That is why a garage door which acts as a large entrance to the garage should have a decent weatherproof and insulation material.

Getting the most efficiency from your garage door when it comes to weatherproofing, would have to start with putting an emphasis on weatherstripping. Good insulation and weatherstripping tactics will insure that no cold air will enter your home through the door accessing your house from the garage when it opens and closes frequently.

If you have a unit controlling the temperature inside the garage, it is recommended keeping it in an average temperature of maximum 60 degrees even during the winter. Maintaining such temperature will help eliminate any humidity that may be formed due to several factors such as wood being stored for fireplaces, snow on the vehicle that will melt, and others.

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If you one of these people that like to work on their vehicle inside the garage or do some other activities, lighting is also an important factor in making your garage space more efficient and comfortable. In order to properly light the garage, it is recommended using at least to light fixture in one meter each at least with fluorescent lights. Some people prefer to have natural light to come inside the garage in which adding small windows to your garage door would be a good solution. In addition, there are many stylish garage doors in the market that not only come with small windows built in but also may add some style to your home.

For information about garage door repair services, contact Premier Garage Door Repair in Spokane.