If you’ve been hearing a squeaking noise every time you open or close your garage door, don’t worry – you’re not alone. A lot of people experience this issue, and it’s very easy to fix. In this blog post, we will walk you through the three easy steps to lubricating your garage door.
Your garage door is one of the most important parts of your home. If you want to keep it running smoothly, then performing routine maintenance on these doors every 6 months or so should be a top priority! Here are some do’s and don’ts when lubricating them for optimal performance.
Wipe down all non-moving parts
Use a broom or old rag to clean off the tracks, hinges, and brackets. There could be debris like grass clippings or cobweb build-up that could eventually cause operating issues. For the lubrication to be effective, these parts need to be cleaned and wiped down.
Lubricate the moving parts
Squeaking during garage door operation happens when the lubrication of springs, hinges, or chains starts to dry out. We wrote an article discussing the best types of garage door lubricants to use. We still stand by these recommendations. Here are a few takeaways from that article.
Avoid Using The Following Lubricants On Springs:
You Can Use The Following Lubricants On Springs:
Test your garage door
Once your lubrication has been applied, plug in your operator and check the area before testing your garage door. The garage door squeaks should be eliminated. The lubrication will help eliminate the metal-on-metal noises, but your garage could be rubbing against the door jamb, resulting in a grinding noise. If that happens, there’s a different issue at play.
We do not recommend performing DIY garage door repairs. Garage doors and their parts are dangerous and can result in serious injury or death.
If you’re experiencing the same garage door woes, follow these three simple steps to lubricate your door and eliminate the squeaking noises. Have other questions about your garage door? We’re here to help. Our team of experts can answer any question you have about maintaining your garage door system.