Garage Door Maintenance And Repairing

Garage Door Maintenance

Your garage door is usually the largest moving mechanism in your home and it will require periodic maintenance to ensure it is operating properly and safely. Over time your spring tension will decrease with usage. As your garage door springs lose tension, the door becomes heavier to lift causing unnecessary wear & tear to your garage door and garage door opener which can result in minor and/or major garage door repairs in the future. Manufacturers recommend servicing your garage door every 12 months to ensure its operating properly and safely.

Between services it is important to maintain your garage door. Below you will find useful hints and tips for maintaining your garage door & automatic garage door opener between services:

PANEL DOORS/ SECTIONAL DOORS

CLEANING

COLORBOND® & COLOURED STEEL FINISH

  • All exposed surfaces require cleaning to guard against the premature onset of corrosion and any other harmful deposits which may settle on your garage doors painted surface. If the harmful deposits that gather on the doors surface is not removed regularly it will seriously affect the appearance and life of the door.
  • Washing of the door with clean water and a cloth every 14 days is recommended – particular care should be taken to clean areas of the door not normally washed by rain. If using any type of cleaning product on your garage door always test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous location first.

LOCK

  • Your lock does not require special maintenance, however, if the keyway becomes stiff, the application of powdered graphite is recommended – do not grease or oil the lock.
  • WARNING! Do not disassemble the lock mechanism and do not allow paint to enter the lock keyway.

STEEL HINGES, PLASTIC HINGES, WHEELS& BEARING PLATES

  • No lubrication is generally required, however silicon spray or lithium grease may be used if necessary.

CABLES

SPRING TENSION

  • It is natural for springs to lose tension over time. When spring tension is adjusted or when your door is first installed it is usual to apply a little more tension than is required for balanced operation, to allow for the normal “settling in” of the springs. Lightly lubricate to prevent friction between the coils.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

  • It is recommended that you check the operation of your garage door & garage door opener every 30 days (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use). The effort required to manually open and to manually close the door should be about the same (if door has an automatic opener, put into manual mode before testing door).
  • If the door is difficult to operate in either direction (up or down) then check that the inside surfaces of the guides are clean and free of obstructions.
  • If the door is still difficult to operate, then your door will need a service to adjust the spring tension and possibly other operational parts of the door.
  • This service should only be carried out by an experienced door technician, using the correct tools.
  • If you have an automatic opener fitted to your door, it is particularly important that you ensure the optimum operation of the door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener. The garage door must reverse on contact with a 40mm obstacle placed on the floor.
  • To keep your door running well, it is recommended that your automatic garage doors in Brisbane be serviced, by an experienced door technician, every 12 months (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use), or earlier if required.

ROLLER DOORS

CLEANING

COLORBOND® & COLOURED STEEL FINISH

  • All exposed surfaces require cleaning to guard against the premature onset of corrosion and any other harmful deposits which may settle on your garage doors painted surface. If the harmful deposits that gather on the doors surface is not removed regularly it will seriously affect the appearance and life of the door.
  • Washing of the door with clean water and a cloth every 14 days is recommended – particular care should be taken to clean areas of the door not normally washed by rain. If using any type of cleaning product on your garage door always test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous location first.

LOCK

  • Your lock does not require special maintenance, however, if the key way becomes stiff, the application of powdered graphite is recommended – do not grease or oil the lock.
  • WARNING! Do not disassemble the lock mechanism and do not allow paint to enter the lock key way.

TRACKS

  • No lubrication is generally required, however silicon spray only may be used if necessary.

SPRING TENSION

  • It is natural for springs to lose tension over time. When spring tension is adjusted or when your door is first installed it is usual to apply a little more tension than is required for balanced operation, to allow for the normal “settling in” of the springs. Lightly lubricate to prevent friction between the coils.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

  • It is recommended that you check the operation of your garage door & garage door opener every 30 days (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use). The effort required to manually open and to manually close the door should be about the same (if door has an automatic opener, put into manual mode before testing door).
  • If the door is difficult to operate in either direction (up or down) then check that the inside surfaces of the guides are clean and free of obstructions.
  • If the door is still difficult to operate, then your door will need a service to adjust the spring tension and possibly other operational parts of the door.
  • This service should only be carried out by an experienced door technician, using the correct tools.
  • If you have an automatic opener fitted to your door, it is particularly important that you ensure the optimum operation of the door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener. Door must reverse on contact with a 40mm obstacle placed on the floor.
  • To keep your door running well, it is recommended that your door be serviced, by an experienced door technician, every 12 months (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use), or earlier if required.

TILT DOORS

CLEANING

COLORBOND® & COLOURED STEEL FINISH

  • All exposed surfaces require cleaning to guard against the premature onset of corrosion and any other harmful deposits which may settle on your garage doors painted surface. If the harmful deposits that gather on the doors surface is not removed regularly it will seriously affect the appearance and life of the door.
  • Washing of the door with clean water and a cloth every 14 days is recommended – particular care should be taken to clean areas of the door not normally washed by rain. If using any type of cleaning product on your garage door always test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous location first.

LOCK

  • Your lock does not require special maintenance, however, if the key way becomes stiff, the application of powdered graphite is recommended – do not grease or oil the lock.
  • WARNING! Do not disassemble the lock mechanism and do not allow paint to enter the lock keyway.
  • No lubrication is generally required, however silicon spray or lithium grease may be used if necessary.
  • It is natural for springs to lose tension over time. When spring tension is adjusted or when your door is first installed it is usual to apply a little more tension than is required for balanced operation, to allow for the normal “settling in” of the springs. Lightly lubricate to prevent friction between the coils.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE REQUIRED

  • It is recommended that you check the operation of your garage door & garage door opener every 30 days (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use). The effort required to manually open and to manually close the door should be about the same (if door has an automatic opener, put into manual mode before testing door).
  • If the door is difficult to operate in either direction (up or down) then check that the inside surfaces of the guides are clean and free of obstructions.
  • If the door is still difficult to operate, then your door will need a service to adjust the spring tension and possibly other operational parts of the door.
  • This service should only be carried out by an experienced door technician, using the correct tools.
  • If you have an automatic opener fitted to your door, it is particularly important that you ensure the optimum operation of the door, otherwise you may reduce the effective life of the opener. Door must reverse on contact with a 40mm obstacle placed on the floor.
  • To keep your door running well, it is recommended that your door be serviced, by an experienced door technician, every 12 months (more regularly in extreme environments or frequent use), or earlier if required.

If you have any questions or would like to book a service please contact Brisbane Garage Door Specialists on 0458 701 040 or admin@brisbanegaragedoorspecialists.com.au

Disclaimer: Information, materials and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance. It is our recommendation that you contact a garage door technician to deal with all your garage door problems, needs and/or requirements. Anyone who relies upon this information does so knowing willingly that they could damage themselves, family, friends, vehicles, personal possessions and your garage door and automatic opening system.
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