Garage Door Maintenance – An essential Chore

Garage door maintenance is essential to ensure that it keeps working efficiently for many years. Without proper maintenance, you are likely to have problems with your garage door.

Garage doors are made of several moving parts, including springs, cables and rollers. The rollers allow the door to glide smoothly on its tracks. The tracks should be kept clean and lubricated to prevent any friction, which can damage the door mechanism. Tracks can be cleaned using a wire brush, or an old toothbrush dipped in kerosene, while rollers can be cleaned with a wire brush or a cleaning solution made from vinegar and water.

The best time for maintenance is during spring, when temperatures are milder. It also means you hopefully avoid any sudden frosts and are not working in the summer’s scorching temperatures.