It has been estimated that around 50% of all home burglaries can be traced to an open or unsecured garage door. You don’t want to be that house! In order to prevent theft in this way, always make sure to undergo routine garage door preventative maintenance.
First things first: Inspect ALL of the hardware and the door itself at least twice a year for and wear and tear, looseness, binding, or scraping. You may want to call up a garage door services company so they can assess any damage and decide whether or not you will need a new door. Surveys posted that 71% of homeowners who recently replaced their door believed it increased their home value, so this could be the best option.
All moving parts of the door must be lubricated every four to six months in order to prevent them from deteriorating or rusti