3 Tips To Keep Your Garage Door Running Smoothly

Like anything else in your home, garage doors require a bit of love and maintenance from time to time. In the same way that you might deep clean your oven, or get your home inspected for termites, garage doors require regular checks and bi-yearly services to ensure your door continues to function properly and stay in optimal condition. 

If you’ve noticed that lately your garage door seems a little noisier than usual or if the door doesn’t seem to be opening and closing as smoothly as it used to, be sure to keep reading. 

In this article, we’ll share three tips to keep your garage door running smoothly. Let’s get to it! 

Remove dirt build-up from your garage door tracks

Our first tip to keep your garage door running smoothly is a simple, yet often overlooked task; cleaning your garage door tracks. Garage door tracks are prone to accumulating dirt, dust, grime and oil which can build up over time. That’s why it pays to take a few minutes to give your tracks a clean every once in a while. 

To do this, simply grab a cloth and some warm water and wipe your tracks down, leaving them to air dry. Be sure to make sure the tracks are completely dry before opening or closing your garage door again. 

Lubricate your garage door hardware 

Clunking, screeching and other disturbing noises are never a good sign from your garage door – but they don’t necessarily mean anything is wrong either. The mechanical parts of your garage door, such as your rollers and hinges, require lubrication from time to time to keep your garage door running smoothly. 

You can pick up garage door lubricant from most hardware stores, however if you’ve never lubricated your garage door before, it’s always best to call in a garage door specialist.

Get your garage door serviced

Our final (and best tip) to keep your garage door running smoothly is to get your door serviced by a professional team like Eastern Garage Doors! It’s best to do this at least once, ideally twice per year, especially if you’ve got an older garage door. 

A professional garage door serviceman will be able to check that your door is in good working order, check all mechanical parts are functioning as they should, and lubricate the mechanics of your door as needed. This is the best way to keep your garage door running smoothly so that it will last you many more years to come! 

Call Eastern Garage Doors for garage door services 

We offer the best quality garage door services to homeowners in Eastern Melbourne. We’re a family owned business with over 25 years experience in the industry – and we know what we’re doing! 

We specialise in all garage door services to sectional doors, roller doors, tilt doors, garage door openers, counter-weight doors; and gates and gate openers. Give our friendly team a call today on 03) 9812 3062.