Why You Should Oil Your Garage Door Tracks Annually


Oiling the garage door tracks is important because it don’t let the doors to make noise, stops rusting , keeps your garage door rolling smoothly and maintain their real state .

How to Lubricate Springs on Garage Doors:

Keep your garage door rolling smoothly with regular maintenance. The sound of squeaking, squealing, grinding garage doors is annoying, but the sound is a significant sign to a homeowner that the springs maneuvering the action of the garage door require immediate attention. Providing a twice-yearly maintenance routine for garage door springs, whether torsion or extension, addresses problems due to normal wear and tear from the repeated up-and-down motion, checks for any negative affects of seasonal and inclement weather and allows early detection of a defect in the mechanism itself.

What You Need to Know:

Most of the items necessary to lubricate your garage door springs are regular household items, like cotton rags, mild detergent, and lubricating oil (such as WD-40). It’s also helpful to have the owner’s manual to your garage door, if you can locate it.

Lubricating Garage Door Springs:

Step 1:

Apply a thin line of lubricating oil across the top of the torsion springs from one end of the spring to the other. Allow the oil to coat the outside of the springs and seep down between the seams.

Step 2:

Apply a line of lubricating oil across the length of the extension springs. Allow the oil to penetrate the seams of the springs as well as the cables.

Step 3:

Open and close the garage door two to three times once the oil is applied to allow the lubricant to thoroughly coat the inner portion of the springs.

Step 4:

Continue the maintenance regimen by lubricating all hinges, seams, rollers and pivot points that comprise the moving pieces of a garage-door mechanism.

Step 5:

Clean any built-up grease, grime and debris from within the roller tracks using a cloth dipped in a solution of water and detergent. Consult the owner’s manual for instructions regarding whether oil can or cannot be applied to the tracks for your particular model of garage door.

Tips & Warnings :

Lubricate torsion and extension springs once or twice a year and all other moving parts, including hinges and rollers, an additional three times per year.

When oiling torsion or extension springs, do not attempt to fix or adjust problems found during routine maintenance, as broken or faulty springs are dangerous. Consult a professional garage-door repairman to address issues with faulty springs.

Oil used on rollers made with nylon may cause the nylon to degrade. Oil sprayed into the tracks may cause the rollers to slip. Both degrading material and roller slippage affect the effectiveness of the garage-door mechanism.

To be safe and lower risks, it is best to hire a professional garage door specialist.  The specialist can determine and address the problems of your garage door and propose a feasible solution.  Feel free to contact us any time for help.  Call Yuval at (215) 805-9209 or visit SecureGarages.com – don’t forget our Awesome Amazon Local Deal!  Garage adjustment, reconditioning + safety inspection. and for another $34 we will replace up to 8 rollers!  Mention Code: Secure4Sure10 to get another 10% off your order!


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