Roller Garage Doors: Maintaining and Extending the Lifespan of Your Feature


Proper maintenance of residential roller garage doors is crucial for the longevity and optimal performance of the feature. In simple terms, the right upkeep practices will ensure that the garage door moves smoothly and consistently. Also, these tasks will help in preserving the appeal of the door and increasing the service life of internal components. If you are uncertain about the right maintenance processes for your roller garage doors, consider this brief outline of the best guidelines. 

Cleaning the Garage Doors

You should clean your garage doors regularly to prevent accumulation of grime. A layer of dirt on the door will compromise the appearance of your feature. Also, saline and corrosive particles in the dirty layer can accelerate damage to the door. Therefore, you should clean the door surface on a regular basis. You can use clean water and a cloth for this purpose to achieve ideal results. You should not use acidic cleaners or abrasive scrubs for this process. These will expose the delicate steel and cause rust. When cleaning the door, you should avoid touching the garage door opener. If the component has contact with water, it could cause electrocution, and your warranty will be voided.

Lubrication of Components

You should lubricate the door components to minimise friction around the moving sections. Friction causes loud noises during operation. Moreover, it can contribute to the degradation of the parts in contact, necessitating costly repairs or replacement. The guide tracks of your roller doors tend to get dirty over time. You should clean these furrows with a cloth dampened with mineral turpentine. 

Polish the tracks until the surface is smooth for easy movement. Do not apply oil or grease because these products could attract more dust. If your door has steel hinges, you should sparingly lubricate the part with machine oil. On the other hand, plastic hinges perform better when silicone spray is used. Finally, you should use chain lube on the opener chains and an oily rug on spring members if accessible.

Inspect the Garage Door Opener

You should inspect the garage door opener on a regular basis. This component is relatively expensive, so replacement or repairs will add avoidable costs. Ideally, you should check how smoothly the door rolls up and comes down. If the movement is not consistent, you should think about resetting the mechanism. Also, check the sensors periodically and make sure that they are correctly installed and functional. If you notice a significant anomaly in the opener setup, consult an experienced serviceperson. 


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How to Choose a New Garage Door

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