The four car shuffle in a three car garage can be a complicated event. The garage has room for three cars. The fourth car, however, that is always parked in the driveway, has to be strategically placed. To be specific, it has to be parked behind the car that will driven by the person who who will not be in a rush to get out of the house in the morning. Another option, of course, is to have the car in the driveway be the car that leaves first.
Now have one of the two garage doors quit working and see how complicated things get.
A modern convenience like a garage door quickly becomes an integral part of our lives. In fact, some home owners rely on garage doors so much that they no longer even carry a house key any more. As a result, if the garage door quits working when the home owners are away, they may not even be able to get into their homes. On the other hand, if a garage door quits when the cars are inside, that situation is problematic as well.
Calling a Garage Door Repair Company Is an Important Decision
Sometimes the best solution for garage door repair is avoid it completely, and the best way to avoid repair is to focus on maintenance. By closely watching all of the parts of a garage door and scheduling regular maintenance, home owners can avoid emergencies.
Watching the large and small springs, for example, can help most home owners avoid major future repair problems. If rust develops on the spring for any reason, for example, the rust can be an indicator that the spring’s its lifespan will not be long. Because rust increases the coil friction whenever the garage door moves, every time the door opens and closes more damage is done. The rust is both an indicator of a future problem, as well as an ongoing problem itself, continually weakening the coil.
Maintenance attention like lubricating the coil with WD-40 as many as three or four times a year, however, can prevent further rust buildup. Instead of waiting for a major emergency, it makes more sense to replace single springs with a dramatically shortened lifespan and avoid future damage. Without the early repair, a garage door can have a complete failure and release 100% of the power stored in the spring. This, of course, can result in significant damage to the garage door itself. Worse yet, the damage could be to a vehicle.
A garage door repair service, however, can schedule regular yearly visits and at the same time provide home owners with other tips that will extend the life of a garage door. The wisest home owners make sure that they periodically inspect garage doors in an attempt to avoid emergency situations.