Few Maintenance Tips From Garaga
Congratulations! You bought and installed a Garaga garage door! You’ve made a pretty good investment and we can assure you’ll be satisfied of your garage door. But you must take good note that you need to maintain it in good condition if you want it to last long. Here are some interesting tips from Garaga’s web site.
Your door needs to be washed? First, rinse the surface with a garden hose to remove all residues, then apply Car Liquid Wash’n Wax with a good quality car wash mitt as you would use for your car. Done? OK so rinse the surface with a garden hose. Don’t forget to follow instructions on the bottle, avoid abrasive cleaners or strong liquid soaps.
Why liquid car wax? Used once a year, the wax will revitalize your door. We recommend that you spread a thin layer of wax to avoid wax accumulations in the wood grain finish. If wax accumulations cannot be removed with a cloth, use a soft bristle brush, and gently remove the excess. (Avoid accumulations around window frames and overlays)
The weatherstrippings are made of quality P.V.C. and should be cleaned with an all purpose vinyl cleanser, just like the one you probably use on your patio furniture. Lubricate the weatherstrippings every three months (more frequently for high usage doors) with Garaga weatherstrip lubricant or a silicon based oil. Do not use petroleum-based oils because this will cause loss of elasticity. Hence petroleum attacks the rubber and decreases its flexibility.
Track, hinges, rollers, springs
Don’t forget to lubricate the tracks, hinges, rollers and springs with Garaga metal lubricant or a small amount of motor oil. For the tracks, apply Garaga metal lubricant primarily in the curve of the tracks. This is important as it will result in a quieter operation of your door. For an automatic garage door, please carefully read the instructions provided by the manufacturer, as special lubricants may be recommended.
Every three months, you shall disconnect the opener (pull the cord) and open the door by hand several times. If you have difficulty opening the door, your opener will have the same difficulty, and you should therefore contact your Garaga dealer. This difficulty could be caused by a number of factors including: warped track, a disengaged cable, or a problem with the spring. It is also possible to adjust the door yourself if the door does not close properly. Consult the operation guide provided by the manufacturer of the opener, as many openers have simple adjustment buttons. The spring assembly, the hardware attached to it and the cables are under extreme tension. Never attempt to loosen them unless all tension is first removed from springs. Always call your Garaga dealer.