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Garage doors don’t need a lot of maintenance but they do need your attention now and then to keep operating the proper way. Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City has three simple tips to keep your garage in good order.

1. Lubricate your garage door at least once a year. We recommend Raynor Door Lube (naturally). It’s a specially formulated lubricant that keeps garage doors happy and working properly. You can use a silicon or Teflon based spray as well. Apply the door lube to the hinges, rollers (bearings and shafts), springs, and end bearings on each end of the spring shaft. Open and close the door a few times to distribute the lubricant.

2. Check the balance of your garage door now and then. It’s a simple test; close your garage door and then pull the disconnect rope. The door should stay closed. Next, raise the door about half way. The door should stay where it is. Lastly, raise the door all the way all the way to the fully open position. Again, the door should be good and stay open. If your door fails these tests it probably needs adjusting.

3. Pay attention to the positioning of the photo-eye. With family, friends, and pets going in and out of your garage it’s not a mystery how the photo-eye gets bumped out of line. Make sure it’s pointed in the correct direction so that when the beam is interrupted the garage door stops its downward motion. It’s also the first thing to check if your garage door won’t close at all.

These three tips can keep your garage in good working order and around for years to come. Raynor Garage of Kansas City can help  you with garage door maintenance, repairs, replacements or just good garage door advice. A garage door is an important element of your home’s curb appeal so don’t neglect it!

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