Why Garage Door Maintenance And Repair Is Important?

MF Solutions, Inc. is a group of full-service garage door specialists in the Chicagoland area—we install, service, and repair garage doors. Our rates are affordable, and our team puts customer service first. We work with dedication, determination, and drive to deliver quality garage door repairs. With proper maintenance and repairs, your garage door can last up to 15 years. Here’s everything you need to know to ensure your garage door is working to its full capacity.

Garage Door Annual Inspection And Tune-Up

Just like your vehicle needs to be tuned up, so does your garage door! Your tune-up schedule is typically once or twice per year depending on the type of garage door you have, how old it is, and how often it’s used. Your tune-up includes a full inspection to identify areas of opportunity before they become a repair need, safety hazard, or security concern. Your inspection includes:

  • Alignment check
  • Chain lubrication and check
  • Tightening nuts and bolts
  • Swapping out wearing parts
  • Spring, cable, roller, track, sensor, and all parts inspection
  • Advising you on when to upgrade your garage door and accessories
  • Advising you on when to self-lubricate your hinges, rollers, and springs

Noisy Garage Door Repairs

The goal of your annual or semi-annual tune-up is to take a proactive approach and minimize the need for repairs. However, repair needs may still arise. Your garage door is supposed to be quiet, so if it has gradually or rapidly grown louder while opening or closing—it’s time to have your door serviced. You can lubricate your door first, but if the noise persists give us a call ASAP. The culprits are often worn-out hinges, worn-out rollers, loose chains, loose nuts, or loose bolts. Misalignment could also be the cause of your noisy garage door.

New Garage Door Installation

Modern garage doors are so much more than a door, but a decorative and standout feature that beautifies your home and boosts curb appeal. MF Solutions, Inc. will help you decide which wood, steel, aluminum, or fiberglass garage door to select from C.H.I Overhead Doors. Your options are endless and include your need for security, smart technology, doors with or without windows, and countless design options. We have a variety of residential doors to choose from, including doors with a faux wood finish to match your home exterior. With the Midwest winters, we strongly suggest an insulated garage door, but the choice is yours.

Garage Door Openers

If your electric garage door opener isn’t working, replacing it is fast and easy. If you haven’t yet, we urge you to consider upgrading to a smart garage door opener. You can pick between belt-drive and chain-drive openers. The biggest difference is the noise level of these garage door openers. This empowers you, your family or your employees to open the garage automatically from anywhere—even off-site locations. You simply download an app to your smartphone or mobile device to open your garage door anytime you need to. This is ideal if someone is locked out or you need to let a contractor, friend, or family member in when you aren’t home. Whether standard or smart, we’ll help you select the right garage door opener for your needs.

Garage Door Springs

The average garage spring will open and close your garage about 10,000 times. If your garage door won’t open your garage door spring is likely broken. If your car or commercial fleet is stuck inside, you need to get in ASAP. Give us a call and we’ll be on our way. We’ll replace the spring, perform a full garage door inspection, and suggest ongoing maintenance to minimize last-minute repair needs. With regular service visits, you can all but eliminate the likelihood of your spring breaking because we’ll keep it lubricated and replace it when it shows signs of wear.

Garage Door Cables

Garage door cables need to be replaced periodically. Signs that new cables are required include fraying cables or the presence of rust or oxidation. This type of wear doesn’t occur overnight, so as long as your garage is inspected at least once a year, your cables will be replaced before they become a safety concern. Nonetheless, take a quick look when lubricating parts in between your garage door tune-up.

Garage Door Off Track

The average garage door weighs 400 pounds, so if it’s off track it, needs to be repaired ASAP. In the meantime, keep the door closed until your door is repaired. Otherwise, the cables are the only thing holding it up, and cables are not designed to maintain this amount of weight for a sustained period. The most common causes of a misaligned or off-track door are:

  • Improper installation
  • Worn out rollers
  • Broken lift cables
  • Bent or misaligned tracks
  • Hitting your door with your vehicle, even at a low speed

Garage Door Sensors And Safety Eye Repairs

Your sensor or safety eyes are an essential garage door safety feature. At an average of 400 pounds, garage doors can do a lot of damage. Your sensor or safety eye automatically senses if there is an obstruction in the way and stops your door from closing. This keeps your vehicle, kids, family, and pets safe. If you notice that your sensor isn’t working, keep your garage door closed and call us out for a repair ASAP. We’ll diagnose the problem, perform a garage door repair, or suggest the appropriate upgrade for sensors and safety eyes that are beyond repair.

Call Us Anytime You Have A Garage Door Concern!

MF Solutions, Inc. provides same-day garage door service and repairs. This includes emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have two locations in Niles and Buffalo Grove, making it easy for our team to travel anywhere in the Chicagoland area for garage door services and garage door repairs. Our technicians are trained experts, and we utilize state-of-the-art parts and technology to ensure you have a safe, functional, and beautiful garage door. Reach out today and we’ll be there to help you in no more than a couple of hours!


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