To keep your garage door running as smooth as possible, try the following tips :
Roller Doors – to keep your roller door operating smoothly, use a silicone spray in the tracks. Spray both sides that the white ‘tape’ on the door glides on then run the door up and down a few times. This will also help keep the tape clean. I would not recommend using oil based sprays in the track as dirt and dust stick to the oil causing the tape to turn black and clog up. Once this happens it’s time to throw the door away and buy a new one. Silicone spray is available at most hardware stores or alternatively MR Sheen will do.
Sectional doors – Spray metal hinges on both sides with an oil based spray (WD40 or similar) as this is the cause of most complaints I attend to for noisy doors. At the same time spray the large spring above the door, as this lubricate them and hopefully prolong the life of the springs. The life span on the springs these days is around 10,000 cycles, so if you use your door, say,4 times a day, that’s approx 1500 times a year the door goes up and down.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO ADJUST SPRING TENSION ON YOUR GARAGE DOOR AS THIS CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY OR WORSE. SPRINGS AND CABLES ARE UNDER EXTREME TENSION. CALL ME TO PERFORM THIS JOB – SERVICE CALLOUT FEE IS ONLY $88.00
The way to find out if your door needs tensioning is manually operate your door – if it doesn’t stay up without you holding it, it needs the spring looked at.