Everyone loves to save money. A lot of penny-saving homeowners put off regular maintenance of home appliances in an attempt to save. Many of us are even guilty of putting off oil changes on the car, even though we know we shouldn’t. But the fact is that with any regular maintenance, it’s actually cheaper to get it done, than to not. In the case of your car, if you never changed the oil, your engine would eventually seize up and it would total your car. So here are three reasons why you must get regular maintenance done on your garage door.

1. Keeping Your Garage Door Healthy

A garage door is actually a fairly complicated piece of machinery. There’s a lot going on, and while there are some simple things you can do yourself to keep your garage door in good shape, getting regular inspections and maintenance by a professional is always recommended. For instance, if your chain isn’t properly oiled, it can damage the motor of your opener, shortening its life, and the chain itself could even break (picture your garage door suddenly crashing down–not pretty).

2. It Can Become a Safety Hazard

Most people are unaware that garage doors can weigh up to 400+ pounds. So in the aforementioned scenario of your chain breaking due to improper upkeep, you can easily see how it can become a safety hazard. There are a lot of moving parts involved in a garage door, and getting them regularly inspected will ensure that all the safety features, and moving parts are in top-shape. Regular maintenance will also ensure that your garage door’s built-in safety features keep working properly.

3. It Truly Will Save You Money

As with any large household item, there are some repairs on a garage door that can get a bit pricey. Getting regular inspection and maintenance will ensure that you avoid unexpected and potentially costly repairs when something suddenly breaks.

Hopefully you’ve found this information to be of use. Be sure to check out our other informative articles on our site to learn more about how you can save money on your garage door repairs and maintenance.