Prestige Doors & Gates Recommend How to Maintain Your Garage Door

Friday 21 December 2018, 1:12PM
By Beckie Wright

A well maintained garage door has become a necessity in this day and age, as we have come to expect a faultless performance every time we press the remote switch. Prestige Doors & Gates have some important tips on how to maintain the functionality of your garage door.

If your garage door feels heavy when being used manually this often means the springs need adjustment. Contrary to popular belief the springs are under most pressure when the door is closed, this is because the springs natural position is when the garage door is open. Similarly, if the garage door stops or bounces back when opening or closing it probably means the hinges need lubricating, the motor limits need to be adjusted, or the springs need adjustment.

Another reason the door may feel heavy is if the torsion cable has fallen off the cable drum. This is usually a case of the garage door hitting an obstacle or one spring losing more tension than the other. In either case do not use the garage door and get a professional to look at it for you.

If the light of the garage door is not turning on when opening, the bulb might be loose or could need a replacement; otherwise call a professional to assess your motor. If replacing the bulb, make sure the same specs are used.

Finally, if the remote is not working, you should try replacing the battery, and if this doesn’t work, you need to call a professional. To keep your door from having problems Prestige Doors and Gates recommend regularly lubricating the moving parts and cleaning the outside of your door in the same fashion you would your car, using soap and water. These actions should help to keep your door in top shape, and for more information on garage doors Auckland, gates Auckland and gate design please go to .