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  Jul 17 2022

Garage Door Maintenance Tips For 2022

Normally, seasonal inspections and maintenance are necessary at least twice a year for the proper maintenance of your garage door. Unfortunately, this is neglected and forgotten most of the time. Your garage door is exposed to many harsh environmental conditions and frequent usage so if they aren’t maintained properly, they can break down. To prevent this from happening, you can follow certain steps. In this article, we have gathered certain tips for the proper maintenance of your garage door for 2022.

Inspect and Listen

It is very important to closely observe your garage door. Because when there’s something wrong with your garage door, it will make jerky motions and grumbling, scraping noises. A normal garage door will function quietly, and the motions will be smooth. Therefore, make sure to watch out for these signs of damage.

Door Balance

Another point while inspecting the outside of the garage door is the door balance. To check for this, close the door, pull the emergency release cable to turn off the opener, and raise the door by yourself. When you let go, it should remain in place, although it is normal for it to go down a little. If the door falls, this indicates that the springs are worn out and need to be replaced. 


In addition to looking at the motions of the garage door, make sure to observe the tracks that are found on the sides of the garage door as well. They must be straight; if the course of the tracts isn’t parallel to the garage door, contact a professional to learn what is wrong. In addition to this, make sure to keep the tracts clean by removing any type of dirt. You can use cleaners on them, but do not apply oil since oil will make the rollers become loose.

The Hardware

Because most of us use the garage door many times a day, the frequent motion might loosen certain components of the system. For this, make sure to check the brackets that hold the door tracks as well as the fasteners that secure the garage door opener unit to the framing. If you discover any loose bolts, you can tighten them with a socket wrench.

The Rollers

Examine the rollers too, to see if any of them are worn out or broken. It is possible for you to remove them but do not remove the lift wires that are attached to the door's bottom roller brackets.

Cables and Pulleys

The next thing to examine on the list is the lift cables and pulleys that are attached to the door's bottom roller brackets. They work as the link between the springs and the door and therefore are very delicate. If you notice any type of damaged or broken stands, do not try to do anything on your own. Instead, call a garage door company for help.

Importance of Lubrication

Lubricating the parts of your garage door is a very important step of maintenance that only takes minutes and goes for the whole year. Apply a high-quality spray lubricant to the rollers and hinges twice a year. 

Safety System

Make sure to test the safety of your garage door on a regular basis. There is a pressure sensor and an eye sensor. When the door is closing, if anything crosses under the door, it should reverse and open. This is extremely important for the safety of animals and people, especially children. You can test the system by passing your hand in the path of the beam while the door is closing and seeing if it reverses its action.

Services of Bob's Advance Garage Doors

If you are checking for the signs we mention and use certain tips and still feel like something isn’t quite right with your garage door, experts of Bob's Advance Garage Doors can help you. Our professionals will come and inspect your garage door and tell you what’s wrong and what needs to be done next. If it’s a fixable issue, they will perform garage door repair, however, sometimes the door needs to be changed completely, so you may need garage door replacement. Do you have any questions or want to make an appointment? Call Bob's Advance Garage Doors today!

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