Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep a Garage Door Working Properly

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A garage door is not just a convenience; it is also a part of home security, just like other doors and windows. Keeping your garage door working properly should be a daily chore. You could also call for preventive maintenance.

For services, a company such as Steel City Garage Doors can provide maintenance if you need them. There are, however, ways to keep garage doors working properly with some maintenance that don’t need professional assistance.


  • Balancing. Garage doors are designed to operate with a small motor because of its use of springs. The door itself is balanced that it can be lifted without any great effort. You should try lifting the garage door every so often, and check if it is well-balanced. If it takes too much effort to open or close, you might need to call a service repair personnel.
  • The weather stripping. This is a non-mechanical part of the garage door. It seals the sides and bottom, ensuring that rain or snow does not get into the garage.  If you have a wooden door, consider adding weather stripping at the bottom of the door. If it is peeling off, you could easily replace it.

A Little Work

  • Tighten the screws, nuts, and bolts. Normal operations tend to jiggle things around, including any nuts, bolts, and screws. Garage doors move tightly without any loose chains or cables. If the operation looks a little loose, check if anything needs tightening.
  • Lubrication. Garage doors are supposed to run smoothly, and to do that, it has to have well-lubricated rollers and guides. These are easily accessible, and lubricating them doesn’t need any special equipment or special skill.

You only need to use the same lubricant for the length of the moving part. You might also need to remove any visible rust, before applying lubricant.

Most garage door maintenance tasks are easy to do without any special skill or equipment. A weekly inspection goes a long way to using these doors for a long time.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.