Houston, TX, December 10, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Houston garage door repair company, Lone Star Overhead Doors (www.lonestaroverheaddoors.net) has released its annual guide to garage door maintenance.
The step-by-step guide, put together by Joe King, owner of the Houston area door repair company with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, is loaded with ideas and easy to follow steps for area residents and business owners.
King said today he is confident that any resident or homeowner can follow the simple guide and have his or her garage door functioning problem free throughout the coming year and beyond.
“It is really complicated. We have put together this guide to help our Houston area customers understand their garage doors, how they work and the steps they can take to ensure the doors will work as intended for many years to come,” King said in Houston, Texas.
Lone Star Overhead Doors serves customers in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Pearland, Missouri City, Richmond and Rosenberg, Texas.
King advised homeowners to regularly listen to their garage door for unusual noises and other irregularities.
“Regular upkeep of your garage door is the best way to keep your garage door working as intended. Regular maintenance could include simply ensuring there are no obstacles in the way, cleaning the tracks and more,” King said.
The Texas garage door specialist said homeowners should call in trained specialists if they believe their garage doors need repair or service.
“Trying to fix your garage door without proper training is dangerous. Unless you have the training, it is not advisable to attempt to fix your garage door on your own. Doors are heavy and torsion springs are under severe pressure. Call a specialist if your door has major issues,” King added.
King said homeowners should also consult their owners’ manual for simple fixes before engaging the services of professionals.
“A lot of service calls can be eliminated by simply reading and understand your garage door manual. This is important but our experience has been that many homeowners do not even know where their manuals are. The good news is that most manufacturers now post their manuals on their websites. Call the manufacturer of your door brand if you have misplaced your owner manual or visit their website,” he said.
He added that most homeowners do not check the batteries in their garage door remote controls regularly and many services calls they receive is related to this issue.
“Many garage door service calls we receive in our office is about doors not opening or closing. The first thing we want to know is the last time garage remote batteries were changed. Dead garage door remote batteries will stop the door from operating using the remote. Change the batteries as soon as they become weak to ensure your doors continue to work as designed,” King said.
Lone Star Overhead Doors is available to answer garage door questions or service all brands of garage doors, garage door openers and springs at 281-973-7132 or through the website at http://lonestaroverheaddoors.net/contact.php.