Garage Door Maintenance Tips

  1. Inspect your garage door regularly for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.
  2. Lubricate all moving parts, including rollers, hinges, and springs, with a high-quality garage door lubricant.
  3. Check and tighten any loose hardware, such as screws, bolts, and brackets.
  4. Test the balance of your garage door by disconnecting the opener and manually lifting it halfway; it should remain in place without assistance.
  5. Clean the garage door tracks periodically to remove dirt, debris, and rust.
  6. Replace worn or damaged weatherstripping to keep out drafts, moisture, and pests.
  7. Inspect the cables and pulleys for fraying, wear, or damage, and contact a professional if replacement is needed.
  8. Test the auto-reverse safety feature by placing an object, like a broom or a small piece of wood, under the door; it should reverse upon contact.
  9. Keep the garage door opener remote out of children’s reach, and teach them about garage door safety.
  10. Examine the rollers (both steel and nylon) for wear or damage, and replace them as needed.
  11. Check the alignment of the door sensors to ensure proper function.
  12. Regularly clean your garage door’s exterior and apply a protective coating to prevent corrosion or fading.
  13. Periodically test your garage door opener’s battery backup, if applicable, and replace the batteries as needed.
  14. Keep the area around your garage door free of obstructions to avoid accidents or damage.
  15. Schedule an annual professional inspection and maintenance to ensure your garage door system remains in optimal working condition.