Before summer gets underway, this is a great time to do some much-needed garage door maintenance. The best way to ensure your garage door is prepared for the new season is by lubricating all the moving parts of your garage door. The important thing for homeowners to know about lubricating your garage door is what lubrication to use, what parts to lubricate, and how to lubricate your door. Your garage door is made of a lot of different moving parts that all work together to lift and lower your garage door when you use your keypad, remote, or mobile app. In order to keep your garage door up-to-date and well maintained, you must lubricate your garage door regularly. Adding regular lubrication to your garage doors maintenance routine will allow you to enjoy your garage door longer without frequent repairs.
When it comes to choosing which lubricant to use on your door, you want to stay away from water-based lubricants. Water-based lubricants include WD-40, Grease Spray, and Blaster. Water-based lubricants will do the complete opposite of what you are trying to achieve. We highly suggest using a silicone-based lubricant for your garage door.
During the winter, your garage door springs will get brittle because of the cold weather. Lubricating your garage door will help reduce some of the friction between your garage door spring’s coils. Other moving parts of your garage door such as the cables and drums can become stiff leaving them vulnerable to breaks. This is why it is important to thoroughly spray your garage door with garage lube so that you can keep your garage door moving swiftly.
Lubricating your garage door’s moving parts is just one step in garage door maintenance. To ensure your garage door is prepared for the winter, we suggest scheduling garage door maintenance with a professional garage door. During your garage door maintenance, our technicians will inspect your entire garage door for any damage or old parts. We will also tighten and lubricate all moving parts during your garage door maintenance. Making sure your garage door is up to date on its garage door maintenance will help prolong its life expectancy.