Maintaining a residential garage door is often ignored, but seasonal inspection and twice-a-year maintenance should be part of your routine. Neglected garage doors stress the automatic opening system because they are often the heaviest and largest moving pieces of equipment around a house.
That’s why frequent testing and maintenance are critical, and an hour or two, in early spring and late autumn, every year, spent performing a few basic operations can save you from a potentially high repair bill!
A periodic inspection of the springs, cables, and rails is a great place to start. Look for signs of wear, as well as for damaged or broken components. Check the grips (screws and rivets) and, if you can, tighten them properly.
Periodically lubricate the hinges and rollers (ask for details about the lubricating oil from the door supplier). When the door is closed, the rollers must rotate easily with your hand.
Clean the garage door panels regularly, using mild detergent and a soft brush. This will remove chemicals or corrosive dirt from the door, which could prevent it from functioning correctly.
Last but not least, watch and listen to the door in operation. Problems with the garage door and the automatic opening device often translate into strange movements and ambiguous sounds.
For more safety, schedule a professional Denver garage door service and inspection of your garage door once a year.