Simple Ways to Save Money and Reduce Stress this New Year

2013Every year millions of people make lofty lists of goals and call them New Year’s resolutions. They begin the year with the greatest intentions. By March, the zeal is gone and they are back to life as usual. Is saving money and reducing stress on your list this year? One of the quickest ways to blow your new budget and add extra stress to your life is an unexpected home repair.

These simple garage door maintenance tips can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

  • Closely inspect jambs, header and mounting surface. Any wood that is not structurally sound must be replaced.
  • Inspect the springs, counterbalance lift cables, track rollers, pulleys, rear back hangs and other door hardware for signs of worn or broken parts.
  • Check exterior surface of your door sections for damage caused by weather, cracking or peeling.
  • Verify your door has not shifted right or left in the opening.

For a full list of maintenance and cleaning instructions see your door’s owner’s manual.

If you suspect problems, contact our trained door system technicians to make the proper repairs.


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