1. To keep your garage door working smoothly, set some time aside once a year to perform maintenance.
  2. Clean the oil and grease build up from the tracks. Dirt combined with the grease and oil can cause the door to bind and jump.
  3. Re-lubricate the tracks with quality grease and the rollers with a quality spray.
  4. Oil all the hinges and retighten all nuts and bolts.
  5. Check for wear, including wear along the rails, smoothness of operation, and cracks in the springs.
  6. To protect your garage door from moisture related deterioration:
  • Paint all exposed wood
  • Make sure weather stripping is in good condition
  • Keep water from collecting from the base of the door
  • Clear nearby drains and gutters of debris, and correct any existing drainage problems