Garage Door Maintenance

How to Maintain Garage Doors

If you know how to maintain garage doors, you can ensure that they stay in good working order for years to come. Regularly maintaining your garage door, at least once a year, can also prevent serious injuries and property damage.

Inspect wear and tear

Wooden Garage Doors must be oiled every 6 months with Silk Wood Oil. Do not under any circumstances varnish a wooden door.  

Proper maintenance of garage doors include inspecting all the hardware and moving parts garage-door springs, cables, rollers, and other door hardware. Look for signs of wear or broken parts. If you find any signs damage, be sure make repairs before the door is used again.

Although do-it-yourselfers can handle many minor repairs, a qualified garage-door service technician  like us should handle the more complicated tasks. The springs and related hardware are under high tension and can cause severe injury if handled improperly.

Lubricate moving parts

The moving parts of a garage door require regular lubrication. Use aerosol lubricant(silicon spray)

  • Hinge and rollers: Apply lubricant (silicon spray) to the roller and the hinge to which the roller is attached (at either side of the door, between each pair of panels). Use lubricant sparingly; too much attracts dirt that eventually will gum up the works.
  • Hinges in the field or centre of the door panels: The hinges that hold the centre of the door panels together don’t have a roller. Apply lubricant to these hinges and then operate the door several times to distribute it evenly.

Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information about lubrication requirements and adjustment details. Do not adjust any spring tention on the door. Try the owner’s manual first, but if you don’t have one Contact us.