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Tips for Extending Garage Door Life

For every product you buy, there is an expected life cycle that depends on many factors. One of the biggest components of product health, however, is how it is treated when in operation. Treat it well, and you just may get more years out of it than the average life span.

Sound good? You bet, it does. And this is especially true on higher dollar products like garage doors. No one wants to wear out their garage door and have to purchase a new one if they don't have to do so. Here at the Overhead Door Company of Lexington, we understand that (in most cases) you want your garage door to last as long as possible.

Taking care of your garage door is your best bet on extending the life of the door. Here are some simple tips on how to do that. First, protect the garage door from physical damage. Don't let vehicles, heavy equipment, or even kids' bicycles slam into it. Be gentle with the door, and it won't suffer structural damage that can impact its ability to function.

Also, don't overuse your door. Various parts of a garage door (rollers, springs, etc.) have a certain number of cycles in them. The more you use your door, the faster you use up your expected cycles. Obviously, never let children play with your garage door. Only use it when it's appropriate.

Regular maintenance is also a good way to extend your door's life. By monitoring its parts, keeping it lubricated, and replacing worn out components, your door will be in good shape for a longer period of time.

And don't be embarrassed if you have a question about how to maintain your door. Feel free to contact us at the Overhead Door Company of Lexington if you have any concerns. We're your local experts, and we're happy to help you with your garage door.

Contact us any time! We're always ready to help!

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