DIY Tune-up

 

What’s the largest moving object in your home? Your garage door. The overhead door will weigh between 150 and 350 pounds and this thing is hanging above you, your children and your car. If it fails, there can be major consequences that you don’t want to deal with. Doing a yearly tune-up can reduce chances of failure greatly, so what do you do?

  • Tighten loose bolts. -There are approximately 80 bolts on your garage door, go through and tighten up each bolt, many times you will find 3-5 bolts about to fall out. This is the most important thing to do yearly
  • Look for bad rollers (wheels). -Rollers are what hold the most weight and they wear out over the years. Here is a picture of a good roller:

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  • and a bad roller that needs replaced:

roller that needs to be replaced

Notice the angle of the wheel. Visual checking in the up position seems to be best.

  • Lastly: spray lubricant in the roller and on the hinges to quiet noise and increase lifespan of roller and hinges. Do not spray lubricant in the track. A small amount goes a long way.

lube hinges location

Give us a call if you have questions or need new rollers!

Creative Garage Doors launches website redesign

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. We have completely redesigned www.CreativeGarageDoors.com and have shifted focus on making the site easier to navigate, being more interactive and providing our customers better information in regards to our garage door services.

The launch of our new site is just the starting point. We plan to provide updates and helpful content about garage door repair and maintenance issues via our blog. Also be sure to check back often as we showcase our latest garage door projects.

We hope you enjoy our new website! Please feel free to send us some feedback via Facebook or our website contact forms.