With its picturesque scenery and attractive ambiance, Maple Ridge is a vibrant family-friendly community that dates back to 1874. Film fans will know it as the backdrop for the ’70s blockbuster movie, ‘Rambo,’ as well as being the location for episodes of the X-Files, Smallville, and Stargate-SG1. That said, just like everywhere else today, Maple Ridge suffers from occasional crime which means homeowners need to pay special attention to the security of their property and family.
There is no denying that it is important to keep your garage door in tip-top condition, too. Garages usually serve as storage areas for valuable equipment such as bicycles and power tools, so it is vital to maintain the locking mechanism well. Residents of Maple Ridge can now call on a local, professional garage door repair service they can trust– Thrifty Garage Door Repair.
Why You Need the Professionals?
Garage doors are more complex than most people think. Yet garage door is something that most of us use every day without even thinking about it. We will open it every morning to reverse the car out and close it again before driving off to work.
Other family members will use the door throughout the day to get bicycles out and run errands. With the constant wear and tear, it is amazing that garage doors do not give more problems every now and then!
Thrifty Garage Door Repair services the entire Vancouver area, and we recommend calling in the professionals for any kind of repair or replacement. However, we understand that as a homeowner you want to save money and do as much as you can yourself.
Here is a list of a few maintenance tasks that are safe for you to do yourself:
Check the Door
Inspect for dents, cracks and places anywhere it is not closing properly. Make sure when you check along the bottom that no light penetrates from outside.
Check the Hardware
Inspect the springs, hinges, garage door opener and lifting arm for damage or corrosion. Call us if anything is worn and needs replacing. Take extra care with the springs, and do not try and fix them yourself. In addition, have a good look at the door tracks which should not be bent or out of alignment.
Purchase a commercial lubricant to keep your hardware in good condition. Keep the door clean and varnish or paint it regularly. You can use a gentle detergent and water to clean the door. If any of the panels are cracked or damaged, call us for replacements immediately.
Do not run the risk of injury by attempting to repair door hardware such as garage door springs by yourself, but call in the experts who are specially trained and have repaired literally hundreds of garage doors over the years. The same applies to the garage door cables, tracks, and the motor. Mistakes can be both costly and dangerous.
Check Your Warranty
A warranty on your door is an excellent reason to call in the professionals. Taking matters into your own hands can result in your warranty being canceled.
Consider Your Security
Poorly fitting doors or doors that do not close all the way pose a security risk. In fact, criminals can find ways the open the garage door and steal your valuables. Call us immediately if you suspect your door is not closing correctly.
Thrifty Garage Door Repair is Here to Help
We are a family-owned business that understands the challenges and expenses that owning your own home brings, and that is why we keep our services as affordable as possible.
For the best garage door service you have ever experienced, give us a no-obligation call today. Our helpful staff can provide you with a free estimate and advise you on any garage door problems you may be experiencing right now.