Why Should You Lubricate Your Garage Door?

Having your garage door properly lubricated can save you a lot of time, money, and energy as it protects the metal components from premature wear and tear. A well-lubricated garage door also helps the door move smoothly. We offer some tips on how to lubricate your garage door, but if you need help doing so, contact Sandia Garage Door Repair for assistance. 

What Part of the Garage You Should Lubricate

The first step to lubricating your garage door is to clean the tracks. This helps prevent a buildup of debris, which can make your door malfunction. You should also wipe down the tracks to remove any remaining debris. A damp rag works well to remove any sand or dirt.

When lubricating your garage door, it is best to do it on both sides of the door. The lubrication should also be done on both the rollers and the hinges as they are one of the most important parts of a garage door, and need to be lubricated frequently to function properly. The springs, which are used to lift your garage door, should also be lubricated. This will reduce wear and tear and prevent the springs from breaking. However, lubricating the springs is a dangerous task, and you should contact the professionals at Sandia Garage Door Repair to perform the task for you.

What Types of Lubricants Should Be Used

If you are looking for a lubricant, you should look for one that will be able to withstand changes in temperature. Using a silicone spray will help to keep your garage door lubricated for months at a time, while also keeping it safe from the elements. You may also want to ask the professionals at Sandia Garage Door Repair for advice on the best type of lubricant for your door.

There are many ways to lubricate your garage door, and you should choose the best one for your situation. Some of the lubricants that you can use include WD-40, silicone spray, and white lithium grease.

WD-40 is a good lubricant for metal surfaces, and it will also help with rust prevention. However, it is not as effective for friction reduction as other lubricants. Also, you should not use WD-40 on nylon rollers, as it will not be effective. You may want to try a silicone spray, which is also great for lubricating your garage door’s moving parts.

Benefits of Lubricating Garage Door

Having a well-lubricated garage door can also save you from having to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the door. It can also prevent accidents since it will prevent friction between metallic moving parts, and it will also help you to close your garage door easily, and reduce the chance of your garage door squeaking.

Using silicone spray is a great way to lubricate your garage door’s moving parts. It is especially well-suited for applying to small moving parts, like those on your garage door, and will not attract dust or gum up like mechanic’s grease. It will also help to keep your garage door lubricated for months at a time.

If after lubricating your garage door it still isn’t working like it used to, contact us online or call us at (505) 796-2681 for professional garage door repair service in Albuquerque! We’ll get your garage door working like new again, and we offer 24/7 emergency service for those repairs that can’t wait!