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Proper Lubrication of Garage Parts


The Hazards of overlubricating garage door partsWhen it comes to garage door lubricant, more isn’t better. Too much lubricant can attract dust, grime, and foreign objects which will negatively impact the operation of your door. And if you’ve applied lubricant to the track then it could cause the door to slide too quickly down the rail, leaving you with a garage door off track.

Remember, when lubricating garage parts, always use only a small amount. Avoid WD-40 and stick with white lithium grease or silicone spray for the best performance.

Garage Door Maintenance 101: What to Do if Track Out of Alignment

Having a garage door out of alignment can be a serious maintenance issue. Do you see gaps between the rollers and the rail? Are there bends in the rails? If so, you’ve got a serious problem. Since the door is so heavy, the issue will only get worse as it continues to get further out of balance. If you ignore it for too long, you can cause serious damage to the door and tracks. Start by loosening the screws that hold the track to the frame. Next, tap the door back into alignment. A rubber mallet works best to avoid damaging the door. Check your work with a level to be sure that it’s perfectly straight.