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Nashville Garage Door Maintenance Tips

No matter how high quality your garage door is, you will need to perform maintenance on it occasionally. Periodic maintenance to your garage door and your garage door opener can ensure that it will continue to operate efficiently, as well as ensure that it does not break prematurely. A little bit of garage door maintenance can be done quickly, and for not much money at all. This will save you money in the long run as you will be less likely to need to have a professional come in and repair or replace your garage door or garage door opener. So with that being said, read on for some simple garage door maintenance tips.

One of the most important parts of garage door maintenance is to ensure that all the parts are clean. Parts can easily be wiped clean with a rag or paper towel. Dirt can easily build up over time, so it is important to make sure that the garage door and the parts are clean.

Once you have cleaned your garage door, it is important to lubricate all of the parts on the garage door and the garage door opener. WD-40 is the preferred lubricant for garage door maintenance, and it can be purchased for just a few dollars. Parts such as hinges, latches, tracks, and rollers should all be lubricated with a lubricant such as WD-40. If the torsion oil is binding or is slightly rusty, apply some oil to that as well to ensure that it operates properly.

For drive screw or chain operated garage door openers, apply a similar lubricant to the chain or drive screw. This is extremely important in ensuring that your garage door opener opens your garage door efficiently and quietly. If this is neglected, the motor can easily wear out.