Garage Door Maintenance Checklist and Future Proofing with GaraDry®

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your garage door. By following a comprehensive maintenance checklist, you can identify and address issues early, prevent costly repairs, and prolong the life of your garage door system. 

However, beyond just maintaining your garage door, future proofing it against potential issues can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run. At GaraDry®, we offer innovative products like the Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit 15mm (High) designed to provide an additional layer of protection and enhance the functionality of your garage door. Let's explore how combining regular maintenance with future proofing measures can ensure your garage door remains in top condition for years to come.


Regular Maintenance:

Before diving into future proofing measures, it's crucial to establish a regular maintenance routine for your garage door. This includes inspecting, lubricating, and testing various components to identify and address any issues early on. Refer to our comprehensive garage door maintenance checklist below for step-by-step instructions on how to keep your garage door in optimal condition.


Weekly Maintenance Tasks:

      • Inspect the garage door for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.
      • Test the balance and alignment of the garage door by manually opening and closing it.
      • Lubricate the moving parts of the garage door, including hinges, rollers, and springs, to ensure smooth operation.


Monthly Maintenance Tasks:

      • Clean the tracks and rollers of the garage door to remove dirt, debris, and obstructions.
      • Check the weatherstripping and seals around the garage door for signs of wear or damage, and replace if necessary.
      • Test the auto-reverse feature of the garage door opener to ensure it functions properly.


Annual Maintenance Tasks:

    • Inspect the garage door springs for signs of wear, corrosion, or tension issues, and replace them if necessary.
    • Tighten any loose bolts, nuts, or screws on the garage door and its components.
    • Schedule a professional garage door inspection and tune-up to address any potential issues and ensure optimal performance.


Installing the Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit:

Now, let's discuss how installing a Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit from GaraDry® can enhance and then future proof your garage door:

  • Our Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit, for example our 15mm kit,  is specifically designed to form a watertight seal between the garage door and the floor, protecting against standing water up to 15mm high and preventing rainwater, leaves, dust, and debris from being blown under the door. This kit is available in sizes up 50mm high.
  • The threshold seal pushes up against the back of your garage door and is supplied with specially formulated adhesive & sealant, ensuring a water-tight seal between the threshold and the floor.
  • The yellow warning lines provide visibility and protect against trips and falls when passing over the threshold.


Benefits of Installing the Threshold Seal Kit:

In addition to weatherproofing your garage door, the Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Preventing mice and other small rodents from entering the garage.
  • Reducing heat loss and energy costs by sealing gaps.
  • Minimising condensation and rusting of equipment stored in the garage.


By combining regular maintenance with future proofing measures like installing our Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit, you can ensure your garage door remains protected, efficient, and functional for years to come. At GaraDry®, we're committed to providing innovative solutions that enhance the performance and longevity of your garage door. Invest in the future of your garage door today with GaraDry® products.

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