Epoxy Garage Floor Sample

Your epoxy garage floor is the largest moving part on your home, and if you’re like most people – yours is used multiple times a day. Garage door maintenance will keep your epoxy garage floor operating smoothly. Preventative maintenance is something all home owners can do.

Here’s our list of the Top 10 Epoxy Garage Floor Maintenance things you can do to keep your epoxy garage floor functioning properly:

1. Observation​

​The first step is to observe your epoxy garage floor while it is operating. Is it jerking, popping or grinding? If you feel like some days you’d be safer walking out of the front door than under that future safety hazard, its a good sign your epoxy garage floor may be in need of a tune-up.

2. Tighten All Loose Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Over time through the constant vibration caused by operating your epoxy garage floor, the hardware on your door will start to shake loose. Loose hardware will cause jerkiness and inevitably – a non functioning epoxy garage floor. Safety tighten all of your loose bolts and brackets.

3. Lubricate

Lubrication reduces friction, which reduces wear and tear. This takes place over time to your epoxy garage floor hardware. We always recommend using a silicone based epoxy garage floor lubricant and lubricating all of the moving hardware on your epoxy garage floor once or twice a year. Examples of this are your rollers, epoxy garage floor springs, hinges, pulleys, cable loops and bearing plates. This simple 5 minute process will dramatically extend the life of your epoxy garage floor.

4. Inspect your Cables

We never recommend attempting to replace your epoxy garage floor cables. They are under extreme tension and physically lift your epoxy garage floor. There is enough force there to kill and it should always be handled by a professional. However, you can examine them for rust or fraying. Those examples are good indicators its time to have them replaced.

5. Epoxy Garage Floor Balance Test

A properly balanced epoxy garage floor is like a business partner to your epoxy garage floor opener. When your epoxy garage floor isn’t lifting the right amount of weight, your epoxy garage floor opener will have to work harder and won’t last as long.

Pull the emergency (while the epoxy garage floor is closed) and manually lift the epoxy garage floor halfway open. If your door doesn’t stay up, your spring system is imbalanced and should be serviced or replaced by a Service Professional.

6. Inspect and Replace Epoxy Garage Floor Rollers

Just like the tires on your car, your epoxy garage floor rollers should be inspected a routinely replaced when worn down. After the ball bearings wear down, or the wheels crack, your roller won’t roll properly. This affects how well your epoxy garage floor functions. Rollers are replaced by removing and reinstalling any roller brackets that are not directed attached to the cables.

​7. Clear Debris​

Most garages become storage and collect leaves and dirt. Don’t be embarrassed if you fall into this category. However, if your junk is binding up your epoxy garage floor, you will be embarrassed when your local service professional comes to save the day and finds one of your golf clubs stuck in the track keeping your epoxy garage floor from closing. Make sure the track is clear of debris and miscellaneous objects.

​8. Replace Weatherstripping

Over time mice, weather and sometimes the back end of a car will damage your epoxy garage floor weatherstripping. This keeps the elements out of your garage which helps maintain the proper functionality of your hardware. If you notice any chipping, cracks or gaps – its a good sign that its time to stop by your local hardware store or call a professional to replace it.

​9. Reinforce or Replace

Sometimes in while in a rush, customers will run into their epoxy garage floors thinking they have fully opened. While this is a common issue these days, you should have whichever panels are damaged replaced or reinforced. Continuing to function your epoxy garage floor with binding or misaligned panels will eventually cause issues elsewhere.

10. Keep it Clean

Just like your kitchen, a clean epoxy garage floor keeps everyone happy. Keeping it clean keeps hardware from rusting and collecting build up. This can make replacing parts more difficult. This simple step will save you time and money when a technician comes out and has to spend extra time filing corrosion off of prime components.

Not to mention, your epoxy garage floor makes up a large portion of the exterior of your home. Keep it clean and I promise your neighbors will have less to complain about.

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