Regular maintenance for your Garage Door

Garage Door Maintenance

Working in the Garage Door business you hear on a daily basis, “Help! My garage door won’t open!” or “Help my garage door is making a horribly loud noise!” Repairs can often be very costly. One thing I know for sure

is had these customers performed regular garage door maintenance some of these issues could have been avoided.

Garage Door MaintenanceYour garage door is the largest moving door in your home so monthly maintenance will provide smooth

and easy operation for years to come. Just as you perform regularly scheduled maintenance to your car, think of how many times you open and close your garage door. This blog will explain quick and easy tips to keeping your garage door running smoothly.

Homeowners can opt to perform maintenance themselves. Of course we always suggest a yearly scheduled maintenance by an experienced professional with a licensed company who can also inspect for safety issues and potential hazards.

Monthly, homeowners may inspect parts for wear, tear and functionality. Check the cables for signs of fraying or tension loss. Make sure your track brackets have not come loose from the wall or bent under stress or tension.

Check that the tracks are clear of dirt and debris to allow a smooth and easy operation. Hinges and roller carriers should be examined for loose bolts. You should lubricate your door with a light lubricant. We suggest our D & D Garage Door Lubricant made with petroleum lubricating oil. Our lubricant, lubricates and protects, stops rust and corrosion, loosens frozen parts, etc., and displaces moisture.

Check the spring tension for your own safety and operation. To check your springs disengage the door opener and lift the door to waist level and let go. If

the door rolls down contact a professional installer to adjust the spring tension.

Never adjust springs by yourself. Springs are very dangerous and may result in personal injury, death, and serious permanent property damage.

Garage Door Maintenance

It is also very important to keep your door surface clean with clean water and a sponge or cloth. Use a mild detergent only if necessary. If you live near a salt-water environment (like most of us here in Florida) you should wash your door regularly. Do not use abrasive or corrosive substances such as acids, or alkaline liquids.

Always refer to your “Maintenance” section in your Owners Manual if your garage door does not operate smoothly. Please contact a D & D Garage Door professional for assistance before attempting any repair, replacement or adjustment of parts. For your own safety do not attempt to perform any repairs yourself, contact a professional.

Safety should be a priority and a poorly maintained door can exert deadly force & exposes bystanders to a high risk of injury or death as well as exposing property to serious or permanent damage.

Again, for your own safety Do NOT attempt to perform any repairs yourself contact a professional.

Some items within this blog have been sourced from *the Hormann Owner’s Manual for Safety & Maintenance sections

This blog was written by Ginny Davis. Plagiarism disclaimer to follow. *This blog is owned by D & D Garage Doors. We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the blog and the materials provided hereon, provided that you fully source,

D & D Garage Doors within the content of your blog complete with link back to D & D Garage Doors website at www.DandDGarageDoors.com/blog – Failure to do so will cause D & D to file a notice of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with search engines such as Google and others to have the offending site removed from their search results.

 

Garage Door Maintenance

Working in the Garage Door business you hear on a daily basis, “Help! My garage door won’t open!” or “Help my garage door is making a horribly loud noise!” Repairs can often be very costly. One thing I know for sure is had these customers performed regular garage door maintenance some of these issues could have been avoided.

Your garage door is the largest moving door in your home so monthly maintenance will provide smooth and easy operation for years to come. Just as you perform regularly scheduled maintenance to your car, think of how many times you open and close your garage door. This blog will explain quick and easy tips to keeping your garage door running smoothly.

Homeowners can opt to perform maintenance themselves. Of course we always suggest a yearly scheduled maintenance by an experienced professional with a licensed company who can also inspect for safety issues and potential hazards.

Monthly, homeowners may inspect parts for wear, tear and functionality. Check the cables for signs of fraying or tension loss. Make sure your track brackets have not come loose from the wall or bent under stress or tension.

Check that the tracks are clear of dirt and debris to allow a smooth and easy operation. Hinges and roller carriers should be examined for loose bolts. You should lubricate your door with a light lubricant. We suggest our D & D Garage Door Lubricant made with petroleum lubricating oil. Our lubricant, lubricates and protects, stops rust and corrosion, loosens frozen parts, etc., and displaces moisture.

Check the spring tension for your own safety and operation. To check yoursprings disengage the door opener and lift the door to waist level and let go. If

the door rolls down contact a professional installer to adjust the spring tension.

Never adjust springs by yourself. Springs are very dangerous and may result in personal injury, death, and serious permanent property damage.

It is also very important to keep your door surface clean with clean water and a sponge or cloth. Use a mild detergent only if necessary. If you live near a salt-water environment (like most of us here in Florida) you should wash your door regularly. Do not use abrasive or corrosive substances such as acids, or alkaline liquids.

Always refer to your “Maintenance” section in your Owners Manual if your garage door does not operate smoothly. Please contact a D & D Garage Door professional for assistance before attempting any repair, replacement or adjustment of parts. For your own safety do not attempt to perform any repairs yourself, contact a professional.

Safety should be a priority and a poorly maintained door can exert deadly force & exposes bystanders to a high risk of injury or death as well as exposing property to serious or permanent damage.

Again, for your own safety Do NOT attempt to perform any repairs yourself contact a professional.

Some items within this blog have been sourced from *the Hormann Owner’s Manual for Safety & Maintenance sections

This blog was written by Ginny Davis. Plagiarism disclaimer to follow. *This blog is owned by D & D Garage Doors. We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use and display the blog and the materials provided hereon, provided that you fully source, D & D Garage Doors within the content of your blog complete with link back to D & D Garage Doors website at www.DandDGarageDoors.com/blog – Failure to do so will cause D & D to file a notice of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with search engines such as Google and others to have the offending site removed from their search results.

9 Comments

  • Debbie says:

    I so agree that a yearly check up for my door has helped it stay working well for over 10 years. This site is full of wonderful ideas and I look forward to checking them all out.

  • Cindy says:

    Great tips.
    Let me also add if you have a garage door opener installed while your checking your door track take a moment and check the photo eye sensors loctated between 4-6″ from the floor on either side of the door track. Make sure the photo eyes fasteners are secured nice and tight check that the photo eyes are clean of debris, no dirt, dust or cob webs and the little “colored light(s)”on them are lit steady and bright.

  • Shirley says:

    This is all so important for a long lasting garage door. Also I live close to the salt water and I have found that washing my garage door with car wash cleaner helps keep the salt off and it doesn’t rust as quickly , I ‘ve been doing it for 6 years now and my door looks great.

  • Susan says:

    Great information. Thanks D&D Garage Doors for all the helpful tips!

  • Donna says:

    Thanks for the great tips! I am so glad that I have such a wonderful company to keep me so informed.

  • Amy says:

    Thanks, Ginny! Great job!

  • Angela says:

    This is a great tip. Thank you for Helping me keep my Garage door up to date and working smoothly…

  • Bob says:

    This is very imformative. I use my garage door as my front door. I didn’t realize I should be checking it once a year. Thanks for all the tips.

  • I agree, knowing how to properly maintain a garage door can help to make it last longer. It’s important to know the best way to maintain your garage in every way possible. I liked your tip in case any maintenance is too complicated. If you can’t for sure fix it yourself, then it always seems like the best choice to hire a repair contractor.