Javaid Iqbal, owner and president of Saras Garage Doors said the problem is many homeowners do not think about their garage doors and door openers until they break down or stop working altogether.
The garage door expert said homeowners fall into two categories when it comes to their garage doors; they either do too much or too little.
“Most homeowners fall into two categories; there are the ones that spend a fortune on their garage doors and then, there are the homeowners who completely ignore them until they break,” Iqbal said today in his office in Houston, Texas.
“The first group of homeowners is continuously making changes to their garage doors and in the process, spends more than they need to every month. The other group does not maintain their garage doors. They ignore their garage doors and garage door openers until one day the doors quit working,” Iqbal continued.
The Houston garage door specialist said there is a middle ground where you have a properly tuned garage door that functions as it should without costing you a lot of money monthly.
“You spend a little bit at a time, pay attention to the door and call in the garage door professionals only when it is absolutely necessary. All you need to do is follow simple steps and you can have a perfectly functioning garage door month after month,” Iqbal said.
He advised Houston area homeowners to set a monthly garage door maintenance schedule.
“This could be something as simple as a schedule to clean the garage door or check all bolts, hinges and joints to ensure everything is still tight. You could also check the garage door chain or belt, garage door balance, oil the tracks, sheaves, rollers and hinges or opener remote control batteries. These are easy steps to take but doing so will prolong the life of your garage door without costing you a fortune,” Iqbal added.
He cautioned homeowners not to ignore their garage doors, saying that doing so will cost them dearly over time.
“Homeowners who do not pay attention to what their garage doors are doing or saying to them will find out over time that it is very expensive to ignore their garage doors. Imagine opening your garage door and hearing a loud clanging noise. Most homeowners hear this every day and just ignore them. It means that something is not right with your door but if you are not paying attention, you will miss it,” Iqbal said.
Saras Garage Doors has been installing and repairing garage doors in Houston, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Pearland, Richmond and Rosenberg, TX for decades. They are available at 281-970-3667 or through the website at http://www.sarasgaragedoors.com.