1. Inspect Tracks and Rollers
Check the tracks and rollers for any debris or buildup that can prevent the door from sliding smoothly.
2. Clean Springs and Cables
Periodically clean off springs and cables to ensure they are in good working condition.
3. Lubricate Moving Parts
Regularly lubricate the moving parts of your garage door, such as springs and hinges. This will help to reduce friction and potential wear and tear.
4. Tighten Screws
Use a screwdriver to check for any loose screws in the tracks or other door components and tighten them for secure operation.
5. Balance Door
Regularly check that the door is properly balanced, meaning it opens and closes evenly.
6. Test Safety Features
Ensure safety features such as photo eyes, sensors and auto-reverse are working correctly by testing them regularly.
7. Replace Weatherstripping
Over time, weather stripping can become worn or cracked causing air to leak in or out of the garage. Replace weatherstripping when necessary.
8. Check Cables
Visually inspect cables for any fraying, cracking or other damage that can affect the door’s operation or safety.