What Routine Maintenance Does a Garage Door Need?

Garage door maintenance may not be uppermost in most homeowners’ minds, but a little regular care will go a long way to ensuring that your garage door performs reliably. At a minimum, it is a good idea to inspect your door once a year, and every three months is not out of the question. Check for dents, cracks, and other physical damage or wear. See that your wooden door’s stain or paint is holding up. Next, clean the door track with a damp cloth. Lubricate any parts that need it with a silicone-based spray or white lithium grease. Realign sensors, if necessary, simply by moving them back into their proper position. If the door is having trouble closing all the way, reset the opener. Unplug the opener from the power source, wait 10 seconds, and power it up again. Close the door completely. Lastly, wash the exterior with a mild detergent and water, and you are done.