Just like any other mechanical device, your garage door requires regular maintenance. Cleaning and lubricating your garage door track, rollers, and hinges need to be done on an annual basis for your garage door to function properly.
Cleaning your garage door track is the first step in this process. It is important that you do not use water or other chemicals. Water can cause rust to develop on the metal track, and chemicals can cause build up and do more damage than good. Instead, it is only necessary to use a broom to brush off dust and debris that have become trapped on the track. Pay particular attention to spider webs, insect nests, leaves, sticks, and other particles that capture dirt and clog up the tracks and wheels.
Since Spring has officially sprung, it is typically recommended that you do this annual cleaning once pollen season is over. Here in Georgia, we are all familiar with the yellow coat of dust that covers everything as flowers, trees, and plants bloom. Once the pollen has finished covering everything, it is a great time do clean out the tracks.
Once the garage door tracks are cleaned of all debris, the next step is lubrication. Lubricating the garage door hinges, rollers, and track should be done by applying a light coating of spray silicon lubricant. Please notice that a light application is necessary. Applying too much lubricant will just leave the garage door track, hinges, and other parts greasy, and will only attract more debris to stick to your garage door parts.
If your garage door parts require more than DIY cleaning and lubricating, please do not let over-eagerness cause you to damage your device. Should you need any help with fixing your garage door or just for necessary maintenance, please contact HABPRO Garage Doors today. We are here for all of your garage door needs, and we provide No Hassle, No Gimmicks Service every day. HABPRO is the name that you can trust.