All You Need To Know About A Garage Door Tune-Up

Garage Door Tune-Up

Your garage door, often considered the primary entrance to your home, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of your abode. As with all equipment, regular tune-ups can drastically enhance its lifespan and functionality. Let’s dive deep into the world of garage door maintenance.

Why Regular Tune-Ups Are Essential

Your garage door is a complex system of springs, cables, and other components. Maintaining them can prevent unexpected breakdowns. Regular tune-ups ensure:

  1. Safety: A malfunctioning door can pose threats.
  2. Lifespan: Extend the life of your door by years.
  3. Cost-effective: Regular checks can save money on major repairs or replacements.

Highly Detailed Garage Door Tune-Up Table

Component Description Maintenance Frequency Common Issues
Springs Ensure door’s balance and movement Every 6 months Broken or worn out
Cables Lifts the door Inspect every 6 months Snapped or frayed
Rollers & Hinges Supports door’s movement Lubricate annually Damaged or rusty
Tracks Guides the door Clean and align annually Misaligned or bent
Door Balance Even lifting and lowering Test every 6 months Uneven or sticking
Photo Eye Sensors Safety feature to stop door Check every 3 months Misalignment or dirt
Weatherstripping Insulates and seals door Replace when worn Cracked or missing

Why Choose Us

Navigating the intricate maze of garage door maintenance can be daunting. This is where our expertise comes into play.

  • Experience: Years of service in the field.
  • Knowledge: Trained professionals who understand every nuance of a garage door.
  • Dedication: We prioritize your safety and convenience.
  • Quality: Premium tools and components.

Service Areas

  • Calgary
  • Okotoks
  • Red Deer
  • Lethbridge
  • Airdrie

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How often should I get my garage door tuned up?

Ideally, a garage door should be tuned up at least once a year. However, components like springs and cables should be inspected every 6 months.

2. Can I handle garage door tune-ups by myself?

While some minor maintenance tasks can be done personally, we recommend consulting a professional for detailed tune-ups to ensure safety and efficiency.

3. My garage door makes noise. Is that normal?

Noises can indicate an issue. It may be due to lack of lubrication or some component wearing out. It’s best to get it checked.

4. How long do garage doors typically last?

With regular tune-ups and maintenance, a garage door can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years.


Your garage door’s health directly impacts your home’s safety. Regular tune-ups can prevent unforeseen complications, enhance the door’s lifespan, and ensure its optimal performance. Interested in learning more or scheduling a tune-up? Do not hesitate; contact us today for professional guidance and services.

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David Martin

David Martin

Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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