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Inside of GarageGarage Doors get a lot of use every day. A residential garage door usually has a minimum lifespan of 10,000 open-and-close cycles. The length depends on how often the garage door is used and how it is maintained over the years.

An annual tune-up to get the most out of your garage door is recommended, but there are some simple ways to care for your garage door on your own.

Lubricating your garage door rollers every year with garage door lubricant will increase the life of the rollers and cut down on the noise. If you are hearing squeaking sounds there is friction involved and this is not good for the gears in the opener.

Garage door springs are the most important and most dangerous part of your garage door. It provides a counter balance so the door will go up and down smoothly.  Making sure your springs have the right tension is important but this is one thing not recommend to do as a home owner.  Its based on weight of the door a spring size so its best to leave that one to a professional.  However if your springs are making some noise you can spray them with lubricant.  

Worn or frayed cables can easily break. "Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If they are damaged or frayed imediatly contact a professional to replace them before they snap.

If your garage door isn't going up or down check your sensors and make sure they're clean of any dust or debris.  Also check there alignment. If they get bent you have to get them back aligned before your garage door will start working.

Washing and in some cases waxing your garage door will give your garage door new life.

Keep your opener manual.  You never know when you will have to get up there and reset the open and close position of your door. Every model of door and opener has unique instructions to your model.

After opening their second location in Round Rock and being chosen as the only Martin Doors dealer in the south and central Texas region, Capital City Garage doors has seen impressive growth. Their highly trained techs, reliable service and top of the line equipment sets them apart from their competition.

Capital City Garage Doors is a family-owned and operated business serving Austin and all surrounding areas with offices in Round Rock and Lakeway. Capital City Garage Doors is now also offering a stunning Round Rock showroom where they proudly showcase Martin Garage Doors, the best garage doors available.

As the former owner of a home improvement company, the owner of Capital City Garage Doors has been in the business of custom home improvement and making homes beautiful for over 29 years. With impressive growth since 2013, Capital City Garage Doors has been at the Austin Home and Garden Show since 2014, with an ever expanding presence. Capital City Garage Doors is not only discriminating with their high quality product offerings, they are also discriminating in their staff as well, hiring only the best. Other garage door companies hire techs on a commission based pay scale, while Capital City Garage Doors techs are all salaried, with no incentive to upsell the customer on parts or services that they really don’t need.

Martin Doors is discriminating as well. Having been selected as the only Martin Door dealer in the south/central Texas region, all of Capital City Garage Door’s technicians have met with Martin Door factory personnel and have completed specialized safety training and installation instruction. The techs have been highly trained to deliver quick and efficient services to you at affordable prices, without sacrificing safety and they are ready to service everyone from small residential clients all the way to large commercial installations.

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Martin Doors has been producing their top of the line doors since 1936. With seemingly endless design choices, Martin Doors handcrafts every garage door out of the same single-source factory to ensure the highest quality control in the industry. Martin Doors is on the cutting edge of design with their glass panel, copper, recessed panel Pinnacle model, wood grain steel and “you’d never believe they’re not real” wood-look doors. These amazing doors come with high-grade hardware that is worlds above the industry standard. All of Martin Doors products carry the longest and best warranties of any garage door manufacturer, with a lifetime warranty on all hardware on their premium track configuration, including springs and labor, which is unheard of in the industry.

Capital City Garage Doors uses LiftMaster garage door openers and gates for every new installation. This results in the most reliable service, efficiency and quietness. All openers offer myQ technology for today’s truly smart home. All residential openers are also ready to utilize a phone app with the capability to operate your garage door remotely.

Setting their sights to be the largest garage door repair company in Austin and central Texas, Capital City Garage Doors looks forward to continuing to expand its services, service areas and adding additional techs, to continue to supply the Austin Metro region with the best garage doors available.