Preventative Garage Door Maintenance Tips

Residential Garage Door Maintenance

Garage door maintenance is important to maintaining the life span of your garage door. Preventive care and tasks will help you avoid costly repairs or replacements in future years, so it’s best if they are done on a regular basis with as minimal interference as possible! Here are a few maintenance tips:

Inspection – When it comes to maintaining your garage door, there are some simple tips that will help you keep it running smoothly. First and foremost; make an inspection. Watch how fast or slow each part moves when in use. Does anything seem out-of-balance? Not only a visual assessment is important, an audible one is as well. If you hear any strange noises or grinding sounds, your garage door probably needs to be repaired or replaced.

Replace the Garage Door’s Weatherstripping – Garage door weatherstripping is an important part of protecting your home from extreme conditions such as rain, snow, and heat. If it shows any signs that may indicate poor durability or cracks, then you should immediately replace those pieces with new ones!

Inspect the Garage Door Tracks – Visually inspect the garage door tracks every few months to make sure there is no dirt or debris building on them. If you notice any sign that something might have accumulated along with an alignment problem, have a professional come take care of it for optimal performance!

Check or Replace Garage Door Rollers – It’s important to check your garage door rollers. They tend to last about seven years, but you should check them every six months for wear or cracks. If there’s any damage on the roller(s) that will affect its ability performance, then replace it as soon as possible because it can cause accidents.

Examine Garage Door Cables – When examining garage door cables, you should look for signs of wear or other damage. However, it is important not to try to fix these yourself as they can be extremely dangerous and cause injury if done incorrectly Call the professionals at Main Street Garage Doors, and we will let you know what steps need to be taken.

Tighten and Inspect Hardware – It’s important to regularly inspect and tighten the hardware on your garage door. Over time, daily use can lead some parts like roller brackets or bolts to become loose which may cause future breakage.

Lubricate Essential Moving Parts – When it comes to keeping your garage door operating smoothly and efficiently, there is one place you should start: the opener. A small amount (about ten minutes per year) will make all aspects operate more effectively by greasing key moving parts like chains or screws; spray lubricants can also be used on overhead springs if needed.

Check Overall Appearance of Your Garage Door -When you are checking the overall appearance of your garage door, it is important to pay attention not only to its surface but also to any sign that may indicate water damage. Check for warping or chipped paint on wooden doors; rust spots which could lead to more serious problems with peeling and fading colors over time if left unchecked. Metal garage doors can develop rust spots that need to be smoothed and repainted. Use an all-purpose cleaner when washing your door. A good reminder is to time this cleaning at the same time you wash your car.

Your garage door is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. It’s essential that you take care of it, as any problems can cause major issues with security and aesthetics. Call us for an inspection or tune-up service today!

Contact the experienced and highly trained garage door technicians at Main Street Garage Doors & Openers if you ever need help with garage door repairs, replacement or installation. We offer 24-hour garage door emergency services. We even provide commercial garage door services. Check out our garage door annual maintenance plans

About Us

Why pay more for the same great garage door service? Sure, you can call the big franchise garage door companies, but since 2007, we’ve been helping home and business owners with garage door repairs, replacement, and routine maintenance at affordable prices. We even provide emergency garage door services.

When you need help with your garage doors, make Main Street Garage Doors & Openers your first call. You’ll be glad you did.

Service Areas

For more than 15 years, we’ve been providing affordable professional garage door services to homeowners and commercial businesses all around Northern Atlanta including:

Flowery Branch

Garage Door Services

Main Street Garage Doors & Openers provides a variety of professional garage door repair services around Atlanta including:

  • Bent/Broken Track
  • Broken Spring
  • Broken Cable
  • Panel Replacement
  • Weatherstripping
  • Garage door replacement
  • Routine garage door maintenance
  • Commercial garage door services
  • Emergency Garage door repairs

After hearing a loud bang that caused me to jump up, grab a flashlight and a weapon to investigate, I discovered that one of our springs broke in the garage door. Since I wasn't going anywhere for the rest of the night, I called Main Street and talked to Ryan. He walked me through what to do if I needed to go anywhere and promised to come out in the morning. He came out first thing, and fixed us right up. He even gave me some tips on how to prolong the garage door opener. I really appreciated his promptness and outstanding customer service! Great company!
Cliff Tillery
Cliff Tillery
Our garage door broke last night. I called first thing this morning and they were out in two hours. They were professional, knowledgeable, had all of the parts needed in their truck, and fixed everything within an hour. I work from home and they texted updates throughout the job so my meetings wouldn’t be interrupted. They were AWESOME.
Laura Coy
Laura Coy
Great local company. Quick service and very knowledgeable. they also helped me save $$$$ on my opener. And follow up to ensure everything is working correctly.
Richard Farrell
Richard Farrell
Highly Recommend Main Street Garage Doors! Couldn't have asked for better service! Fast, reliable service with fair prices. They made this such an easy process!
Kari Hiers
Kari Hiers
Main Street garage doors came within an hour of my initial phone call and got my garage door back up in running This type of service is hard to find now a days This company is great
Ginger C
Ginger C
We were headed out of town when the cable broke on one of our garage doors. Called Main Street Garage Doors and Openers and explained the situation. They were out within two hours and had the door repaired and also did a quick check to make sure everything was working properly. They will now always be my “go to” guys for repairs and service. Thank you Ryan and Matthew for your quick response to our situation.
Charles Lanier
Charles Lanier
Great service! We got a quote for a repair easily & got our garage fixed quickly!
Stanley Wang
Stanley Wang

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