Benefits Of A Well-Lubricated Garage Door
Why A Lubricated Garage Door Is A Lifesaver
Have you considered how much your garage door protects you, your property, and your family? The garage door isn’t something we really think about unless something happens to it. One of these problems is that it makes too much noise or it gets stuck. Most homeowners take their garage door for granted but with proper attention and maintenance, your garage door will continue protecting you, for many years to come. Prolift Garage Doors has years of industry experience when it comes to diagnosing garage door problems.
One important maintenance task your garage door needs is lubrication. We hope you don’t wait for your garage door to malfunction before you start paying attention to it. Here are a few reasons why garage doors need regular lubrication.
It Prevents Noise
Your garage door is made up of many moving parts. It has many rollers and hinges that make noise when they start to wear out or aren’t installed properly. The door also has nuts, screws, roller bearings, and springs, just to name a few parts. Lubricating these parts with professional-grade lubricant every year should cure any noise problem.
You Might Get Locked Out
A lot of people forget about their garage door lock, and not everyone has a garage door opener. Some people still have doors with an old-fashioned lock and key. If you fail to lubricate this lock, it could develop a lot of rust on the inside. The next time you put the key in the lock, it might not function the way it was intended. Jamming is quite a common problem with garage doors. Avoid lock-outs and lubricate the lock at the same time you perform your other lubrication jobs.
They Help Door Hinges Last Longer
Garage door hinges help the door panels fold and unfold as the door functions. If you’ve ever had to open or close a garage door with hinges that haven’t been taken care of, you know how difficult it is to get the door to move. While a garage door opener takes the pressure off of you as far as opening or closing the door, it doesn’t take the pressure off the hinges. Lubricating your garage door hinges helps them function properly, which includes preventing the garage door opener from being overworked causing unnecessary wear and tear.
Don’t Forget The Rollers
When rollers make an unpleasant screeching sound, then you know they probably need some attention. Garage door rollers help your garage door move up and down smoothly on the track. Lubricant allows an additional layer between the track and roller which protects the track and allows for much smoother movement. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re not entirely certain how to perform routine garage door maintenance. We’d be happy to lend you a hand with lubricating your rollers and doing routine garage door maintenance.
Lubrication is just one maintenance task your garage door needs. Schedule a yearly check-up and lubrication with Prolift Garage Doors now. Your garage door will surely thank you. You’ll reap the rewards with the years your garage door will function properly.