Garage door maintenance is very important to keep it up and running smoothly and extend its lifetime. But, many people don’t make it a priority. By inspecting your garage door you can also locate problems before they become costly repairs, allowing you to save time & money. Today we want to write about some simple steps to maintain your garage door in optimal conditions.
Garage Door Maintenance Tips from our Expert Technicians
Keeping your garage door components well lubricated is vital for all of your moving parts. First, wipe down the parts and remove any grit before lubricating your garage door components with a lubrication product like WD-40. Also, with a rag, make sure you run over the parts after applying the lubrication to make sure that the oil covers the entire part.
Rust is very harmful to a garage door, it can cause parts to stick or pop. Also by removing rust, you are avoiding any further corrosion to your garage door. We recommend that you carefully soak rusted parts in kerosene before hitting them with steel wool. After this process, make sure to lubricate the parts once the component is clean and free of rust.
A very important step of a garage door preventive maintenance is to check that everything is well balanced, and to do so, disconnect your automatic opener and attempt to open the door manually. If the door opens smoothly without resistance, then it is properly balanced. If it does offer resistance, then it is time to call a professional garage door technician for further assistance.
Contact Our Professional Technicians
If after performing these important garage door maintenance steps you find something wrong, we encourage you to contact us and request a free quote so we can fix your garage door in a professional, cost-effective way.