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Never leave your garage open and unattended
Most garage doors these days come with excellent security features. However, burglars can have an easy time getting into the garage to take what they please if there is no obstacle to entry. Never leave your garage door unattended when it’s open - even the best security systems won’t work if you don’t use them!
Maintaining your garage door
No matter how inherently durable your garage door is, even if it is a high-quality steel garage door, there will always be a need for maintenance during the years of its use. Preventative maintenance is important for ensuring the smooth operation of your door and involves the cleaning and checking for defective or failing parts as well as lubrication and making any necessary adjustments.
Be careful while using garage door lubricant
When using lubricant for any garage door related maintenance, be careful not to let the substance drip onto plastic or nylon parts such as the door's rollers. You should also avoid spraying lubricant onto the tracks, as making them too slippery can cause the door to get off balance. Additionally, be sure not to apply lubrication to any dirty surfaces - this will only promote dirt accumulation.
Keep your garage door clean
The best way to spot cracks, corrosion, and rot on your garage door is to keep everything reasonably clean. Horizontal hairline cracks can be difficult to spot but devastating over time because they allow moisture to enter through the door.