- Lubricate all moving parts: Look at the infrastructure of your garage door and identify the moving parts, like the rollers, trolley carriage, hinges and springs. Any time you have metal moving against metal, it needs to be lubricated every so often to lessen friction and slow the degradation of the metal. There’s nothing wrong with using WD-40 for this, but there are petroleum-based lubricants that are specifically for garage doors as well. (Note: Never use a petroleum-based lubricant on your rollers if they are nylon- it will break them down faster.)
- Identify any rusted, bent or degrading parts: As you move around your garage door lubricating things, it should be easy to spot any places there may be rust or degradation of the metal, like the hinges, springs or rollers. If a part is looking worn, you should have it replaced before it becomes a larger issue.
- Check the garage door’s springs: Specifically, see if the springs are rusted, stretched out or bent. If your garage door makes noise or seems to hit the ground really hard when you close it, you likely need your springs replaced. This is not only a damage hazard to your door but a safety hazard to you as well.
Whatever your issues end up being, make sure that from now on you regularly check, lubricate and maintenance your garage door and all its parts to keep it running smoothly for a long time. And as always, call us at EDH-Serrano Garage Door Repair with any questions, concerns or repair needs! We are the best garage door repair service in the El Dorado Hills area and we pride ourselves on making your garage door repair or replacement experience as quick and easy as possible!