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3 Steps to a Working Garage Door

March 25, 2016 By · 62 Comments

garage_door_not_opening_smallIt’s Spring which means Spring Cleaning so why not start with the garage.  Whether you need to go through your garage to find the things to donate or trash or maybe you just want to make it spacious and clean enough to park your vehicle in it. Chances are you don’t think very often about the garage door itself. Am I right? I didn’t always either, at least not until you heard a funny noise or it got stuck as you tried getting it up. I’ll never forget the one day though that my door would get stuck and when I pulled it shut the top fell off the hinges and came crashing down on my head, making me drop to the ground with my three kids (at the time) worried I was dead. Now, I make sure it is working and you can too.

With GarageDoorCare.com, you’ll find a 3-step program that helps you make sure your garage door is working and running smoothly. Don’t wait until it’s too late and repairs must be done. Not only can those take be expensive, but it can also take time to find a trusted professional to make those repairs. Check out these 3 tips on maintaining your garage door.

1 – Lubricate your garage door twice a year (it isn’t that hard, believe me.) Most homeowners have never lubricated their garage door. ACK! That’s why you may hear squeaks, groans and why it can stick. Over time, that could lead to trouble. But lubricating a garage door is easy. A quick visit to GarageDoorCare.com will show you how to lubricate the door, rollers and hinges. Five minutes of your time and a five dollar spray can of garage door lubricant that you can pick up at your local hardware store are all you need to potentially save a costly service call down the road. That’s it! The site also demonstrates several other easy steps homeowners can take to keep their door in peak operating condition.

2 – Sign up for a free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder. You don’t want to miss the reminders.

3 – Find a trusted, local garage door pro well in advance of a problem. Following these maintenance tips will extend the life of most of your garage door parts, but sometimes despite your best efforts your garage door will need professional attention. Unfortunately no amount of lubrication can keep a worn out spring from breaking. When your garage door stops working you’ll need a professional. It’s not something a homeowner should try to repair themselves – a garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in a home, and can cause severe injuries or even death if damaged or misused.

GarageDoorCare offers a “Find a Qualified Professional” page through which homeowners can find experienced, local garage door service and repair businesses that are IDA members committed to operating their businesses by the IDA Code of Business Conduct. This commitment to professionalism and safety goes a long way in helping homeowners avoid unscrupulous firms that sell unneeded parts and overcharge customers. Get a professional to get it done right.

You may have seen stories on the local news or even national investigative news programs where so-called garage door repairmen are caught on camera allegedly bilking customers. Knowing how to access a trusted pro can save you stress, money and ensure that your garage door is repaired properly the first time.

So as you plan out your spring chores – don’t forget to add your garage door to the list. It won’t take much time and it’s as simple as 1 -2 –3.

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Comments

  1. I learned you should lubricate your garage door twice a year.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite maintenance tip is to lubricate the rollers, hinges and tracks for better wear twice a year!

  3. Sheila K. says:

    It is important to lubricate the garage door twice a year!

  4. My favorite is lubricate your garage door twice a year

  5. Lubricate your garage door twice a year

  6. Lubricate your garage door twice a year. I never even thought about doing that but it makes sense.

  7. My favorite maintenance tip out of the few you mention is to lubricate your garage door twice a year.

  8. HS kraftmaking says:

    Annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended to keep the garage door operating safely.

  9. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite tip is Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables

  10. Dawn Monroe says:

    I think the best tip is to have a pro do annual maintenance and lubricant yearly.

  11. Karla R. says:

    I would say seek professional help when trying to repair a garage problem.

  12. Jessica To says:

    I need to remember to lubricate mine twice a year. I don’t do it often enough.

  13. Sarah Hayes says:

    i like the one to get your door checked once a year!

  14. I like the monthly visual inspection test.

  15. – Sign up for a free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder

  16. Susan Christy says:

    Lubricate your garage door twice a year.

  17. Mary Cloud says:

    I like the Monthly Reverse Mechanism test to make sure it’s working properly

  18. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My favorite tip is to remember to grease the hinges, I don’t think we ever have. Definitely needs to be done!

  19. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite is that you should Lubricate your garage door twice a year. This is something we need to do more often.

  20. Erin Ellis says:

    My favorite tip is that you need to lubricate the garage door twice a year – We started doing this a few years ago and it really makes a difference.

  21. To lubricate your garage door twice a year.

  22. Steve Weber says:

    My favorite is lubricate your garage door twice a year

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite tip is to lubricate the garage door twice a year.

  24. Cheryl B says:

    My favorite is to lubicated and grease hinges on my garage door.

  25. Janet W. says:

    My favorite tip is do a monthly door balance test to see if your door can open and close manually with little resistance and remain fully open.

  26. To lube the rollers twice a year.

  27. My favorite is the monthly visual inspection.

  28. Deborah G says:

    My favorite tip is to lubricate the garage door twice a year.

  29. Oh I have to say its the Lubricate your garage door twice a year !!! I have never done this. Oh boy….I need to do this!

  30. Jennifer Marie says:

    I liked the tip about lubricating the door twice per year. I did not know that!

  31. Tip: Lubricate garage door twice a year.

  32. I like the tip to perform a visual inspection of the garage door once a month.

  33. Monthly balance test! I had no idea!!

  34. Barbara Montag says:

    I like the free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder tip.
    thank you

  35. Deborah G says:

    My favorite tip is lubricate the garage door twice a year to keep it working well..

  36. Have your garage door checked annually by a qualified service technician, to make sure it is working properly and efficiently.

  37. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    Lubricate your garage door atleast twice a year.

  38. Tracie Cooper says:

    My favorite tip is lubricate your garage door at least twice a door!

  39. Jessica Beard says:

    I learned to lubricate your garage door twice a year.

  40. Lubricate your door twice a year.

  41. Tracy Robertson says:

    Seek professional help, I never knew how dangerous a garage door could be before!

  42. My favorite tip is to keep a calendar of home maintenance items, including garage door lubrication, fire alarm battery changes, furnace filter changes, etc.

  43. Tamra H says:

    Lubricate your garage door twice a year is a good tip, I had no idea!

  44. Terri Irvin says:

    If you have a problem, call a certified garage door specialist.

  45. Livivua says:

    Make sure to get it checked on each year

  46. katherine says:

    Keep everything oiled

  47. kelly tupick says:

    My favorite tip is to keep the garage door oiled up twice a year.

  48. I like the tip to do a monthly visual inspection to look for damage or wear.

  49. I don’t really have any tips of my own…I guess i could say a tip would be to marry a very handy person. My husband is a Mr. fix-it, jack-of-all- trades kind of guy and he takes care of all that stuff.

  50. My favorite tip is to lubricate the parts of your garage door on an annual basis.

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  51. Karen Nadeau says:

    My favorite tip is to keep wd40 around it stops all squeaks on doors, drawers, windows etc.

  52. Elizabeth J. says:

    You should lubricate your garage door twice a year!

  53. Tabathia B says:

    I like the Semi-annual lubrication tips

  54. sarah mayer says:

    Tip: Lubricate garage door twice a year.

  55. Birdiebee says:

    My favorite tip is the Monthly reversing mechanism test.

  56. Sarah Anderson says:

    I hadn’t heard about lubricating your garage door and it’s parts until mine broke, now I see it everywhere. Is it that I just missed it for some reason? I do it now though, trust me. If I had done it before, it may have prevented, or at least postponed the break.

  57. I had no idea that you are supposed to lubricate your garage door twice a year! I’ll have to go get a can of lubricant and start doing that right away. I’d much rather spend a couple of minutes to help the garage door run smoothly than have to replace it later on. Thanks for the information!

  58. My parent’s garage door is having issues right now and we aren’t sure why. We are wanting to go in and take a look to see why it is in bad shape, but we aren’t even sure where to start. This article helped a ton and I hope that we can figure this out and get it fixed.

  59. Silas Knight says:

    Thanks for the great tips for a good working garage. I like how you said to find a good garage door technician before a problem happens. I can see how that would eliminate the stress of finding someone right after a problem happens.

  60. I had no idea that it’s recommended to lubricate your garage door twice a year. It’s good to know that it’s not as hard as you would think. Thanks for sharing your 3 steps to a working garage door.

  61. It’s so important to lubricate your garage door twice a year as the worst thing would be needing to get to work in the morning and your door not opening. Thanks for sharing!

  62. It’s good to know that you can find a professional garage repairman so easily online. And I agree: you definitely don’t want to have to scramble for emergency service when the time comes. Preparing before disaster is always a good rule of thumb. Great post!

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