The Garage Door's Purpose Of Lubrication


Your garage door is a complex machine with many moving parts. In order for it to operate smoothly and quietly, these parts need to be properly lubricated. Without lubrication, the door will start to make noise as it opens and closes, and over time the parts will start to wear out prematurely. In extreme cases, the door may even become jammed, making it impossible to open or close. By taking the time to lubricate your door on a regular basis, you can help to extend its lifespan and prevent costly repairs.

Prevents noise

Many moving components make up your garage door. When the rollers and hinges wear out or are installed incorrectly, they produce noise. To name a few of the elements, the door has nuts, screws, roller bearings, and springs. Any noise issue should be addressed by lubricating these parts every year.

Don’t get locked out

The garage door lock is sometimes neglected by homeowners. Not everyone has a garage door opener. Some people have doors with an old-fashioned key and lock. If you don't lubricate the lock, it could rust. You'll run into difficulties when inserting the key in the lock the next time around. Lubricate not only the locks but also as part of your regular maintenance routine.

Door hinges

Ignored garage door hinges make it hard to open and close the door panels as the door goes up or down. If you've ever had to do this before, you understand how strenuous it can be. Even though a garage opener electronically opens or shuts the door for us, the opener puts pressure on the hinges. By lubricating them, we help prevent corrosion and ease their movement--which also takes some stress off of our electronic opener.

Don’t forget the rollers

Garage door rollers help your garage door move up and down smoothly in the track. Lubricant allows an additional layer between the track and roller, which protects the track and means smoother movement. If you're like most homeowners, you're not entirely certain how to perform routine garage door maintenance. Go ahead and call ASAP Garage Door Service. We'll be happy to provide garage door lubrication services and take care of any other maintenance tasks your garage door needs. 

Schedule a yearly check-up and lubrication with us and your door will continue to give you reliable service for years to come.

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