Garage Door Maintenance Contractor in San Jose, CA

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Garage Door Maintenance Across San Jose and Surrounding Areas

Over the past 50 years, Cal’s Garage Doors has become the go-to service for garage door maintenance, repairs, and installation. We’re proud to have established a local reputation in the Bay Area in the industry of garage door repairs and installations. From small residential homes to large commercial establishments with custom doors, like firehouses, it’s our goal to meet and exceed all of your expectations.

When to schedule maintenance for your garage door

Your garage door is one of the largest appliances in your home with hundreds of moving parts, but it’s also the one that tends to be most overlooked in terms of garage door maintenance and repair. As a homeowner, you usually have your home heating and cooling system checked over at least once a year, right? You want to make sure that your HVAC system is running efficiently, reliably, and safely, so you don’t have to pay for emergency repairs or a whole new system before it’s absolutely necessary.

Following these same lines, your residential and commercial garage doors deserve the same kind of regular maintenance from a professional technician like the experts at Cal’s Garage Doors. Ultimately, scheduling essential maintenance every year is going to prolong the lifespan of your garage door, improve safety, and protect your investment in an attractive door or doors.

Essential parts of a home maintenance visit from Cal’s Garage Doors

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When you schedule a maintenance visit, our professional will handle the delicate components and safety features that require training to inspect and tune-up, including garage door springs, cables, and other hardware components are under a large amount of tension or constant wear and tear during operation. If not handled by trained professionals, they could potentially cause serious harm to your home or your person. If they need adjusting or replacing, trust the team at Cal’s Garage Doors! Other types of garage door maintenance services that our team will provide during a home visit include:

  • Visual Inspections: This includes an examination of garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and mounting hardware. We will examine each component for signs of damage and wear. Your cables will also be examined for fraying.
  • Door Balance Tests: An essential component of garage door maintenance, a door balance test will determine if your doors are difficult to open or are unable to stay open by itself when raised manually. Appropriate repairs may then be made.
  • Reverse Mechanism Tests: According to federal laws, your garage doors must have a reverse mechanism incorporated into their design as a safety feature. Essentially, this means if an object or person was to be in the way of your door as it closes, the door should immediately reverse itself and begin to open on contact or with a wireless sensor.
  • Semiannual Lubrication: In addition to our list of visual inspections, we’ll lubricate critical components if needed, such as door hinges, rollers, and tracks.

For commercial customers, we’ll complete all the regular maintenance as well as any special requirements for oversized or custom doors.

Simple homeowner maintenance for garage doors

Annual garage door maintenance helps homeowners avoid expensive emergency garage door repair services. While most maintenance services for garage doors are best left to professional hands, there are a few things that you can do yourself in between maintenance visits to improve the lifespan and function of your garage doors. For example, we recommend:

  • Cleaning your garage doors with a mild detergent and soft car brush once every six months
  • Keeping the area where the door meets the ground is free of debris or objects, including dust, dirt, leaves, and cobwebs. When this kind of debris accumulates, it can prevent even weight distribution of the door as it sits closed
  • Checking your garage doors and interior components visually once every month to look for any loose or moving components that warrant garage door repair

If you have questions about any of these steps or suspect a problem, please Contact Us!

Call in the professional garage door repair team

Your garage doors are a valuable investment, which should last you for many years. Treat them with respect with annual maintenance services from Cal’s Garage Doors! Each of our technicians is professionally trained and background checked, as well as licensed, bonded, and insured. We offer warranties on all maintenance services that we perform, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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