Proper maintenance is important for any appliance, and lubrication is a key part of maintenance for appliances with moving parts. Your garage door consists of several components working in harmony, and is used several times a day. The metal parts of your garage door need the appropriate lubrication in order to move against one another without causing damage.
- Inadequate lubrication can cause components to fail. Without consistent lubrication, a garage door can begin to exhibit several problems. Eventually, a lack of maintenance entirely a result in failure of the door to open or close. A non-functioning garage door can leave you in a tight spot—especially if your car is trapped inside! While you should still be able to operate the door manually, it may catch or become stuck, which is an even greater inconvenience if left open and unsecured. The appropriate preventative measures can be provided by your garage door repair service, including regular lubrication.
- Poorly lubricated garage doors are noisy. Your garage should operate with a minimum of audible noise, but if you hear straining or groaning sounds, your door is under stress. This is often caused by inadequate lubrication, and it may indicate that it's time for regular maintenance by your garage door repair service.
- Your garage door’s lifespan will be limited without lubrication. Because the metal parts of your garage door mechanism are moving against one another, they can begin to grind without the appropriate level of lubrication. This results in premature wear, increased garage door repairs, and potential door failure.
If you suspect that your garage door is experiencing problems or want to know more about how to keep it properly lubricated, contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service at (972) 554-7367. We can help you understand what preventative maintenance is necessary to keep your garage door in great condition throughout the years.