When your garage door breaks, it is never convenient. Odds are it is when you are already running late, or have a full week of obligations and responsibilities already lined up. Who wants to add another task on your overly filled plate? Researching a reputable company with fair prices and then finding a window of your time to have the repair done can all be unnecessary stresses on your already busy day. Let alone the possibility of having your only form of transportation trapped by a broken garage door that will not open, which is a very realistic possibility that I encounter on a daily basis with customers.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could schedule a routine maintenance tune up during a time when you would be home anyways, with a company that you are familiar with, to ensure that your garage door is working to it’s best ability and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future? The good news is that this is very possible. The Garage Door Man always suggests getting a tune up on the garage door every six months to a year. An easy and useful reminder is when the weather changes dramatically. Heat and cold can directly affect the garage door as many of it’s parts are metal and wood that expand and contract due to temperature changes.
For an $85 fee, a professional will lubricate the garage door, the torsion system, and the motor if necessary. They will also balance the door and test the function of the motor to ensure that all of the components of the garage door system are working in unison as smoothly and quietly as possible. Also included is an overall safety inspection. No customer is expected to be 100% familiar with every hinge, roller, tube, rail, etc that makes up a garage door system, and therefore a professional is incredibly useful in pinpointing worn or malfunctioning parts that might not be causing a problem currently but will be in the near future. For example, replacing a roller or a hinge for $20 could prevent the door from going off track. A door going off track results in a fee of $149 to $189, the door being cockeyed, unable to move up and down, and thus unable to secure and lock. Not a good situation to be in at 8pm after a long day of work and chauffeuring around kids. In conclusion one $85 tune up could save you hundreds of dollars and hours of frustration.