What Lubrication Should Be Used On My Garage Door?

When it comes to garage door lubrication, not all products are equally effective. While some sources advise using a light machine oil, oily substances can attract dirt and debris, causing parts to function below peak. White lithium grease is a durable, non-staining, spray-on lubricant that effectively reduces friction between both similar and dissimilar materials. It does not run, freeze gum up, or cake. Another good option is silicone-based spray lubricant. WD-40 actually functions to clean, not lubricate, parts. It should be noted that no lubricant is recommended for plastic parts or for garage door tracks.