Have you been overlooking your garage door’s maintenance needs? 

If so, you are not alone. A recent study found that approximately 50% of respondents claim to have never done anything to maintain their garage door. Like all other mechanical devices, a garage door needs proper maintenance in order to function as it should. With an annual tune-up and inspection, you can avoid expensive repairs and extend the life of your garage. The following is your guide on preventative garage door maintenance:

Step #1. Get Cleaning!

Periodically, you should clean the outside of your garage door to keep it looking nice. The good news is that you don’t need a whole lot of elbow grease or equipment. You’ll just need to scrub a bit with a sponge, water and detergent. Finish it off with a quick rinse with your garden hose.

Step #2. Visual Inspection

Visually inspect your garage door for frayed cables, broken roller and rusted brackets. Replace any parts that are looking old and worn.

Step #3. Tighten Bolts and Nuts

You can use a simple socket wrench to tighten any bolts or nuts on the hinges or tracks that are loose. Keep in mind that if the nuts or bolts have a warning tag or are red, they need to be adjusted by a professional garage door service technician in Brighton.

Step #4. Lubricate

Any and all moving parts should be lubricated periodically. However, you should only use a silicone lubricant spray to do the job; avoid using WD40 or grease.

Want to learn about more things you can do to keep your garage door in great shape? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.