Why Your Garage Door Needs a Tune-Up
Just as with most things you own, your garage door needs an occasional tune-up to continue working properly. When you stop and think about how much you rely on your garage door, the valuables you keep inside your garage, and your loved ones who enter and exit your garage on a regular basis, you will quickly realize how important it is that your garage functions as it should.
Your garage goes through a lot during a single year. If you only opened and closed your garage door twice a day (once when leaving and once when returning home) for an entire year, that would equate to 730 times your garage door has been operated. Now, consider that most people open and close their garage doors multiple times a day, making the number of times the garage door is in operation upwards of 1,500 – 2,000 times a year – and you are in desperate need of a tune-up. Not to mention that dings and bumps, constantly changing weather, and normal wear and tear will take their toll. Over time, garage door springs can lose their tension, cables can fray, and tracks can bend. These damages can lead to your garage door malfunctioning, resulting in costly repairs. Faulty garage doors also have a much higher chance of causing harm to your family and friends.
Garage Door Tune-Ups are Important
Below are the top reasons why your garage door needs a routine tune-up:
Safety, Safety, Safety
It cannot be stressed enough that a garage door is a heavy moving object. Hundreds of people are severely injured and killed each year from being crushed by a falling garage door. Not only do you want to protect yourself from an ugly lawsuit, but you want to protect those you care about from a dangerous situation. When your garage door does not open or close, wobbles, becomes stuck on the track, or skips on the track, your home and your loved ones are vulnerable. You need an entry and exit to your home that is safe and secure.
In case you haven’t noticed, we don’t live in the 1950s, where people used to leave their doors unlocked all of the time. Unfortunately, dangerous intruders reside in every county and city in our state, and you need a way to keep them out of your home. Garage doors provide an extra layer of protection to your home. A closed garage door is a buffer against unwanted intruders. If you cannot rely on your garage door to operate correctly, your home may be more vulnerable to dangerous intrusions.
You also need to think about protecting your home from pests, snakes, and rats from encroaching into your garage. During the summer and winter, especially, animals are constantly looking for safe havens from the extreme elements. A dry, insulated garage provides plenty of space for unwanted guests to make themselves comfortable.
At HABPRO Garage Doors, we hear all time from customers who finally call us for a tune-up that the “last straw” was how their garage door makes them late. Most people use a garage to park their vehicles. When a garage door is not operating as it should or is moving very slowly, it can put you at risk of running late to work and making appointments on time. This frustration can be avoided by a yearly inspection and tune-up to ensure that your garage door is functioning correctly.
Call the Experts
HABPRO Garage Doors is an award-winning 5-Star Kudzu-rated garage door company that has served North Georgia for over 40 years. We know exactly what our customers need for long-term satisfaction and properly operating garage doors. If your garage door is acting up or you have never had a tune-up for your garage, contact us today. Our entire team is passionate about ensuring the safety of our clients and their homes. From garage door tune-ups, repairs, installation, and replacement services, HABPRO is the name to trust. Contact our office today!
Posted on behalf of HABPRO Garage Doors