Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Garage door is the largest movable part in your home and is used regularly every day. The severe usage requires consistent maintenance for a superior functioning. There is no other door that experiences such wear and tear like the garage door.

In order to keep it operating properly, there is an assortment of apparatus needed like the garage springs, door opener and door rollers.  It requires regular care and maintenance to avoid unnecessary repairs.

Here some simple tips to follow:

Realign the garage door sensors

If the sensors are knocked out of line, the garage door sensors may not function properly. The problem can be resolved by realigning the sensors. It requires gently pushing the sensors in the right position. Sensors need to face each other. If the sensors are not aligned correctly, an indicator would blink. A solid light would replace the blinking light once the sensors are placed in the right position and realigned properly.

Clean the garage door track

Garage door track must not be sprayed with a lubricant when it becomes noisy and sticky. The lubricant doesn’t add to its functionality and usability. In fact, it can have an unfavorable impact. It accumulates matter that hardens and complicates the functioning of garage door.

Instead of lubrication, it must be cleaned thoroughly with vast care. Wipe inside portion of the track using a damp cloth. Then wipe it using a dry cloth. A solution may be used if there is any sticky substance on the track.

Proper garage door lubrication

There are a number of things that ought to be taken into account when lubricating the garage door. It is not recommendable to lubricate parts of squeaky garage door with a liquid lubrication. Instead, use a silicon or lithium spray.

Install weather seals

Homeowners can save energy by installing weather seals for garage doors. This even prevents moisture from entering the garage which would otherwise cause more problems. It must either be applied to the bottom part of garage door, on the frame of garage door or between the garage door panels.


Make sure you maintain it using the tips above and do it consistently.  Resort to preventive measures to keep it in order.