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Hi there, my name is Benjamin Parsley. Welcome to my website. I am here to talk about the wide range of garage doors available for residential buildings. When I moved into my home, I wanted to immediately upgrade my garage door to suit my exact needs. The existing garage door just did not have the functions I needed to easily access my home. I found the perfect garage door and had it professionally installed to complete this project. On this website, I hope to explore the process of selecting a garage door from the vast selection available on the market today. Thank you.

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Spend 30 Minutes Tuning Up Your Garage Door Once A Year

by Rose Franklin

Having a garage door repaired can be expensive. The good news is that you can reduce your need for repairs by tuning up your garage door once a year. The tune-up process should only take about 30 minutes as long as you have a friend present to help you. Here's what to do:

1. Unplug the door.

This is an important safety step to ensure you don't squish your fingers or otherwise become injured during the tune-up process.

2. Tighten the bolts.

Adjust a ratchet to the size of your garage door's bolts, and then tighten each one of them. This will prevent a lot of rattling, which can cause parts to work their way loose over time. If your garage door is fastened with screws rather than bolts, then just use the screwdriver to tighten them.

3. Lubricate the chain.

A dry, rusty chain can cause your garage door to squeal as you open it. If the chain gets too dry, it may snap. Purchase a silicone lubricant made specifically for garage doors, and spray a generous amount along the door's chain. 

4. Lubricate the joints.

The other key spot that needs lubrication is all of the joints between the horizontal panels that form your garage door. Without proper lubrication, they may not bend properly, which can cause your door to rattle or creak. Apply a generous amount of lube to each joint, and wipe away any excess.

5. Adjust the weatherstripping.

The weatherstripping is that piece of rubber that runs along the bottom of your garage door. It keeps air from blowing in underneath the door. The screws that hold it in place can loosen over time, causing a gap to form between the weatherstripping and the door. Tighten these screws. While you're tightening, keep an eye out for any cracks in the weatherstripping. If you spot cracks, put replacing the weatherstripping on your to-do list. This is a pretty easy DIY task that you can tackle in an hour or two.

6. Operate the door.

Turn the power back on to the door, and open and close it a few times. As it goes, you should notice it become quieter and quieter with each operation, as the lubricant works its way in.

Repeat this tune-up process once a year. If the steps seem like too much for you to tackle on your own, contact a garage door service company like AXIS GARAGE DOORS and schedule a tune-up appointment.

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