Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Garage Door That You Can Do at Home!

Your garage door is a massive part of your home and it’s important to keep it working well, both now and throughout all the years of its lifespan. You open and close it several times a day, in all sorts of weather, so sometimes it’s going to need some TLC to keep it working well.

garage door cable snapped

Maintenance is key to keeping your garage door working well. This is a “before” you never want to see. Prevent your overhead garage door cables from fraying/breaking & keep them in good condition so your doors are never unbalanced or uneven & not working.

Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Even if you don’t know much about how to maintain a garage door, there are a few things you can do to keep yours running as well as possible. Follow these garage door maintenance tips and keep your door in great condition.

Pay Attention to Your Garage Door

When you open and close your garage door, use your eyes and ears to see if it’s running well. If you hear scraping noises or grinding when the door moves, it needs help. Similarly, if its movement has become jerky or one side seems to be moving better than the other, it’s garage door maintenance time!

Check the Weatherstripping

The seal around the bottom of your garage door protects the bottom edge when it hits the ground and helps keep your garage (and therefore your home!) as warm as possible. If the weatherstriping is cracked or broken, replace it. You can buy replacement seals by the foot at your local hardware store. Take a sample from your garage door to make sure you buy the right kind.

Clear the Door Tracks

Every few months, perform a visual inspection of your garage door tracks. Remove any debris that you find there. Even grease buildup can cause problems when your door is going up and down over a thousand times each year! If your garage door tracks don’t seem to be lined up properly, it’s time to get a professional to check them out.

Professional Garage Door Maintenance

There’s so much more that our garage door pros can do for you, beyond the tasks outlined above. If you need any of the following completed for garage door maintenance or garage door opener maintenance, call us today.

  • Test the garage door’s balance
  • Change your rollers
  • Lubricate the door
  • Re-align your garage door
  • Check and replace garage door cables
  • Test and repair your garage door’s safety features

Get Top Quality Garage Door Maintenance Today!

It’s that time of year again! Schedule your preventive maintenance on your overhead doors and operators. We can help you with both garage door maintenance and garage door open maintenance.

Schedule your preventive maintenance today when you call us at Accurate Door. We know how to maintain your garage door so it will keep working well for many years. Get on our schedule now.

garage door maintenance aurora il

Ready to Serve

With fully stocked trucks, warehouses and commercial door springs; our team is ready to serve all of your garage door needs. We provide same day service and 24/7 emergency services. We keep records of all garage doors we install and repair so we will be able to quickly solve all your garage door needs.