Sturdy as they are, overhead doors need to be serviced regularly. They’re made up of components that are prone to wear and tear and therefore require maintenance or replacement during the door’s life cycle. If left undetected, small problems can grow into costly repairs or complete replacements.
Failing to have your overhead doors serviced regularly is also a liability concern for some municipal buildings like ambulance bays and firehalls. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations require that overhead doors be inspected and maintained according to the manufacturers’ specifications.
The best policy for businesses is to sign up for a planned maintenance program with a trusted overhead door company. Being part of such a program ensures that your doors are serviced as often as required and kept in good working condition. You won’t risk forgetting to take this important measure and you’ll benefit from a discount on service rates and the peace of mind that your doors will operate properly when you need them the most.
What does a planned maintenance program include?
A planned maintenance visit involves an expert technician systematically and thoroughly inspecting and servicing your overhead door(s) and door operator(s). During the appointment the following tasks will be peformed on your overhead doors to assess its condition:
- Inspection, lubrication and adjustment of door components
- Inspection, lubrication and adjustment of door operator components
- Inspection of weather stripping
- Testing and balancing of the door(s)
How often should an overhead door be serviced?
The schedule for planned maintenance depends on the type of overhead door and how often it’s used. If you have a sectional overhead door, the time frame for maintenance is generally as follows:
- Once a year when used (opened and closed) less than 10 times a day
- Every six to 12 months when used 10 to 25 times a day
- Every three to six months when used 25 to 50 times a day
- Every one to three months when used more than 50 times a day
Refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines, or your overhead door company for more information about the recommended interval between maintenance visits.
Planned maintenance programs for overhead doors in Saskatchewan
In Saskatoon, you can rely on Lux Overhead Door to take care of all your overhead door maintenance needs. We have over 25 years of industry experience providing high-quality overhead door installation, service, and planned maintenance in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Contact us today to learn more about our planned maintenance program for overhead doors.