Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Garage door maintenance?
One thing that is clear about the former owner to the new to me home, is that he did NOT believe in any form of routine maintenance, preferring to call on an emergent basis. I am the opposite, preferring to perform routine maintenance on my home's mechanicals, for instance.
I discovered that the large push button garage door opener on the wall that is pushed to open the garage door as one exits the home, is in very rough shape, cracked, packing tapped over etc. I decided to replace it, along with buying a second garage door car "clicker" for DD's car.
I believe I previously posted on finding a garage door place here in the city, whose prices for what I need are almost in half vs the similar company one town over, who never called me about the order coming in BTW. They also charge $90 for a service call, which seemed steep.
I have ordered the aforementioned parts, and will pick them up Th. The woman I was working with told me that they also do maintenance checks and suggested doing it annually. I never had a garage door opener, until 2013 at a former rental. We did have an issue with it, the landlord paid to get it fixed.
So . . do people commonly have an annual garage door maintenance call? They will check all of the cables, springs, the opener etc, grease whatever is needed, and do ? Is this necessary?