Nobody wants to wake up the whole neighborhood because of a faulty squeaking garage door. A garage door that neither closes nor opens properly will normally produce a sharp noise that will leave everyone awake! Faulty garage doors are also risky to homeowners as they can cause unexpected injuries. Due to the weight that they carry, they can easily come off their hinges and cause harm. By performing these regular basic maintenance operations, the door will last longer, be safe, and keep the neighbors on good terms!

Tip no. 1

Lubricate your door frequently with good lubricating oil. Some of the parts that might require lubricating include the hinges, the rollers, the chain rail and even the locks, end bearings and cables should be inspected. This will tremendously reduce the squeaking noise that is normally associated with a faulty garage door.

Tip no. 2

Moisture is what causes metal parts to rust. A garage door can easily attract rust because it is exposed to moisture and dust. But you can reduce the impact of moisture entering sensitive parts of the garage door by installing weather seals. Apply weather seals at the bottom of the garage door, between door panels, and on the frame of the garage door. These are the areas that are susceptible to rust and easily get damaged.

Tip no. 3

Always clean the garage door track thoroughly with clean water instead of lubricating. Wipe the areas using a damp cloth as oil might not work well for the tracks.

Tip no. 4

If you are using an electronic door operator and the remote does not seem to be working, first ensure that the batteries are working okay. If not, then replace them. If it is still not working, then you may need to reset the door opener. A simple reset might include briefly shutting off the power source completely and turning it on. If it does not work, then you may have to call a professional to assist you with resetting as each door has its specific instructions.

Tip no. 5

Last but not least, always realign the door sensors if you are having trouble opening and closing the door with the remote. When the door sensors are out of line, they may not communicate properly and might need to be returned back to their rightful positions.

If you need help, never hesitate to call our professional service technicians at 440-834-4949 to assist you. Never attempt to repair garage doors on your own; you may be harmed if you do not do it properly. Geauga Door repair is a professional company that deals with garage door repairs and new garage doors. But by performing these regular tasks, you can extend the life and maintain functionality of your door.