|Posted on April 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM|
Checking your hinges is always recommended during your anual maintenance inspection.
Worn hinges can cause an issue with your door working properly and also a lot of noise. It may also cause the door to bind and wear out the tongue and groove joints at the door sections. Some play at the hinge is normal, but if you see an oblong hole where the tubular hinge pin mates with the hinge bracket, the hinge needs to be replaced. Gray dust and metal filings around the hinge pin are early signs of wear. So be sure to have your professional garage door technician do a thorough inspection of hinges.