Garage Door Maintenance
The team with Austin Overhead Doors is available to meet all your garage door maintenance needs. We look forward to helping you with preventative and regular maintenance that will keep your garage door operating smoothly. Our technicians are knowledgeable on all makes and models of garage doors.
Recommended Maintenance for Your Garage DoorKeeping your garage door properly maintained is important for keeping your system working through its lifetime. It is important to schedule an annual Lube N Tune service at least once a year. Items offered with that service include:
- Inspection of All Safety Features
- Check for Any Worn or Broken Parts
- Proper Lubrication
- Make Sure Door Is Properly Balanced
- Go Over Any Issues Found
Preventative Maintenance Saves You MoneyWe use our garage doors so often it can be easy to overlook the needs of the system. Operating a heavy door on a system that isn’t properly aligned or has worn parts can lead to the system failing. With proper maintenance, you can pinpoint problem areas and address them before they lead to costly repairs.
Keeping Your System Lubricated Is ImportantOne often overlooked area of maintenance for your garage door is lubrication. You may be hearing metal scraping metal and wonder when your garage door became so loud. Garage doors have a lot of moving parts and keeping them lubricated prevents breaks caused by friction. You should not lubricate your garage door with products like WD-40. Your garage door needs lubricant designed especially for it. Lubrication service is provided in our Lube N Tune service.
Tips For Maintaining Your Garage DoorWhile we recommend scheduling a regular maintenance appointment with a professional there are some things you can do to maintain your system in between appointments. It does not hurt to do your own visual inspection of the system once a month. Some things to look for include:
- Low or Dead Batteries on Opener Remotes
- Dirt and Debris On or Around the Door
- Worn or Damaged Parts
- Sensors are Clean and Properly Aligned
- Automatic Reversal Is Working Properly