Getting the most out of your industrial garage door requires looking for early signs of trouble. But don’t worry! Following these industrial garage door maintenance tips will help you detect problems so you can spot trouble early.
- Check your bolts and screws regularly. With all the heavy moving parts needed to open your garage door, it shouldn’t be surprising that the nuts and bolts can come loose over time. So pick a day out of each month to check each one. They aren’t likely to move much in thirty days, but such frequency prevents things from getting too loose and causing problems down the line.
- Check the health of your insulation. While damaged insulation isn’t likely to impact your garage door’s functioning, the resulting heat loss can drastically increase your energy costs. Your door’s insulation is just as likely a culprit as any, so make a point to check it as part of your regular industrial garage door maintenance routine.
- Keep tabs on your weatherstripping. Much like insulation, proper weatherstripping will help keep your energy costs low. It also helps defend your garage door from the elements. Without adequate weatherstripping, your metal parts risk developing rust and mold. Check your weatherstripping regularly but don’t wait longer than six months to inspect it.
It’s essential to have a professional service in mind for industrial garage door maintenance or repairs, even when things run smoothly. Sooner or later, you’ll likely encounter complex issues, even if you follow a strict industrial garage door maintenance routine. When you work with us at Doors by Nalley of Lake Norman, Inc., you can count on our decades of experience to diagnose and repair even the most challenging garage door problems. So reach out today.