Maintaining Your Garage Door

Garage door maintenance can be an easy thing to overlook. However, when we think of some of the valuable items we keep and the high theft statistics for garages, we should definitely make this a priority. Try these tips to help keep your garage door secure and prolong its life.

• Inspect all moving parts for cleanliness. Be sure to include the springs, cables, rollers, track and even the lock. Keeping these areas clean and free of debris is paramount to ensuring they continue to work properly.

• Inspect all moving parts for wear and tear. If you spot signs of damage be sure to make repairs before using the door again. Some minor repairs may be done by a handy diy’er but some things like high tension springs could result in injury and should probably be handled by a qualified service technician.

• Be sure to lubricate moving parts. This will extend their life. Do this sparingly, as if done too often it can attract dirt and eventually cause issues by gumming up.