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You use your garage doors daily, often more than any other door in your home. They are large and heavy, and they depend upon regular service, repair, and maintenance to operate correctly. It is easy to take these doors for granted. But skimping on garage door maintenance can be costly.

Regular Garage Door Maintenance

Just like all mechanical devices in your home, your garage door needs regular care. Heavy garage doors can pose a significant safety risk if not maintained. If a garage door spring breaks, it will close unhindered. That can be very dangerous, as the weight of the free-falling door will crush whatever is in its path.

Regular maintenance, such as garage door lubrication, will keep your garage doors moving smoothly. Otherwise, improperly or insufficiently lubricated garage door parts will wear prematurely, not to mention they’ll cause a lot of noise when you open and close the garage.

What’s more, doors that don’t move smoothly on the tracks are more likely to stick. Over time, this could cause the rollers to disengage from the track, or else the track will bend or break. The added resistance also puts unnecessary strain on the cables and spring, which could result in breakage.

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Keep Your Garage Doors Running Quietly

We can’t stress it enough—improperly lubricated garage doors are loud. When they do not move smoothly, you will hear a difference. Garage doors are exposed to the elements. Water, dirt, and dust all take a toll on lubrication in Tempe, AZ, weather. If your garage doors sound loud, they need to be lubricated. Proper lubrication also helps to avoid rusting.

The noise that improperly lubricated garage doors make is not just annoying. The sound is caused by moving parts grinding together. Excess friction makes the moving parts wear prematurely. That can shorten the life of your door.

Garage Door Lubrication

Do not overlook keeping your garage door lubricated. This simple, easy maintenance step will help keep garage doors moving smoothly. Garage doors should be lubricated every six months. You can even do this step yourself if you have the correct lubricant.

It is essential to lubricate the doors properly. Do not get grease lube on any plastic parts. You do not need to use a lot of lubrication—moderation is the key. Applying too much can get messy, and it may drip on your garage floor or vehicles. Remove the excess with a towel if you use too much.

You should apply lube to your door’s metal components. Open and close the door a few times once you’ve applied a coat. That action will distribute the lubrication evenly. You can then wipe off any excess. Be sure to wipe the grease off any plastic parts.

Garage Door Roller Lubrication

Do not use grease lubrication on the door’s rollers. Lubrication, such as WD-40, is not intended for this purpose. Silicone spray works well on roller hinges, ensuring smooth motion.

Not Every Door Is the Same

First, determine what type of garage door you have. Is it a screw-drive, chain-drive, or belt-drive door?

Screw-Drive Opener

Lubricate the rail of a screw drive opener with a low-temp grease lubricant. Then, use the remote to open the door. Apply some grease to the rail’s turning section. Keep applying a moderate amount until you’ve lubricated the entire length of the rail.

Chain-Drive Opener

Chain-drive openers need the gears lubricated with a low-temp grease. You can apply a light spray lube to the chain. Remember, chains can stretch, so tighten it if necessary.

Belt-Drive Opener

Belt-driven garage doors are lubricated using a low temp grease. Apply to the rail’s bottom. Avoid getting grease on the belt. Check the tension of the belt and tighten if necessary.

DIY or Let Us Help

Garage door lubrication can be a do-it-yourself task. In Tempe, we can also do this task for you. It is a good idea to have your garage doors inspected regularly. Garage doors should be checked and lubricated every six months. That is also a good schedule for regular maintenance and safety checks.

We make it easy and convenient for you to schedule regular garage door maintenance and safety inspections. Simply give us a call, and we’ll send over one of our skilled technicians to take a look at your doors and identify any mechanical or safety issues present, if any.

While we lubricate your garage doors, we can also perform a safety inspection. If any door parts need to be tightened or replaced, this is a good time to do it. Regular inspections allow us to identify minor problems and fix them before they turn into more extensive and more expensive problems. Call us today!

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