Most people do not put much thought into the upkeep of their garage door until it begins to cause them serious issues; However, neglecting to have routine maintenance performed on your garage door by a professional can have massive consequences. Not only can a malfunctioning garage door put you and your family at an increased risk of home invasion and property theft, but it could potentially lead to injury or even a fatal accident. Each year, over 30,000 people are injured due to incidents involving garage doors and may occur due to a lack of professional maintenance.
For instance, the safety sensors which detect obstructions and prevent your garage door from closing when something is in its path are an understandably crucial element to keep in working order at all times. Unfortunately, a report released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that close to 40% of these systems do not work properly due to maintenance neglect. When these safety systems fail, it is all too easy for cars, motorcycles, bikes, and other expensive items to become damaged. More troubling, people and pets could become severely injured due to a garage door safety sensor that is not working properly.
Garage door cables, which cause the door to raise and lower can also easily fail due to neglect, causing serious, and potentially dangerous issues to arise. A faulty garage door cable can cause your door to open and close too quickly, become stuck in one position, or be unable to open altogether. If your garage door fails to open, this can cause you to be left without the use of your car, leading to massive inconveniences and unnecessary frustrations. When unable to fully close, it becomes an open invitation to intruders looking for an easy entryway into your home.
One of the other countless and common garage door issues which can be easily prevented with regular maintenance is worn-down garage door rollers; Not only can this problem cause a loud, irritating noise every time you open and close your garage, it can even cause your garage door to come right off its tracks. This can lead to vehicular damage, and expensive repair costs (for both your car and the door itself), which could have easily been avoided through quick and cost-effective routine maintenance
Regular, professional maintenance of your garage door will greatly expand it’s lifespan, saving you a ton of money in the long run. When repairs are necessary, they are often straightforward, simple, and inexpensive fixes; However, if you allow your garage door to begin to deteriorate, replacement and emergency repairs can be incredibly costly, inconvenient, and time-consuming.
While it is easy to under-estimate the extreme importance of proper garage door maintenance, you must keep in mind that not only is it the most used door in your home, but it is a complex piece of machinery and should be treated as such. In order to assure the safety of yourself, your family, and your property, it is vital that you take as great care in the maintenance of your garage door, as you do in the maintenance of your vehicle.
It is essential to always seek the help of professionals for your garage door repairs, installation, and maintenance; Attempting to perform any of these services yourself puts you at a high risk of bodily injury, and in some tragic instances, can lead to death. At Nanaimo, we are committed to ensuring your garage door is working properly so that you have peace of mind in knowing you and your loved ones won’t become one of the tens of thousands of victims of a malfunctioning garage door this year.