If you're looking for new and effective ways to take better care of your garage door and make sure that the system's condition stays optimal, then check out the following tips.
Lubricate your garage door torsion spring properly
You will need a lubricant which is light and won’t attract dust and insects or harden over time. Spray it along the full length of the torsion spring. Try to cover each coil, but don’t apply too much lubricant. You may as well lubricate your rollers and ball bearings while you're at it, as they too can benefit from it. Once you're done, operate your door once or twice to ensure the lubrication gets to all the necessary places.
Don’t forget to check the cables
Much like the springs, your garage door cables also need to be routinely examined for fraying and the accumulation of wear and tear damages. If your garage door uses extension type springs, then the condition of your safety cables is all the more important, and making sure they stay optimal can help you avoid a lot of dangerous accidents.
Regularly examine your garage door springs
Springs are usually the first parts of a new garage door that wear out and need to be replaced. This is not a big surprise, as they are under incredible amounts of tension on a regular basis. Making sure you regularly give them a thorough examination will help you learn when the time for replacement is growing near, which in turn will allow you to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios.