3 Tips for Maintaining Your Garage Door + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
March 18, 2016
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Spring is almost here people! That means it’s time to for spring cleaning – and spring maintenance too! How many times do we honestly think about our garage doors when it comes to spring cleaning? I can honestly say that I didn’t! Well, it’s time to think about them and make sure they are running smoothly. I never really thought about how important our garage door was until it just stopped working one day (this was when I was a single mom and didn’t have a man living with me who knew how to fix all that stuff). I remember feeling frantic when I went to open the garage door to take my kids to school and it wouldn’t open. I just assumed it would work, kind of like we assume the sun will rise every morning. It wasn’t the kind of door you could lift either. That was not a good experience and I definitely don’t want to go through that again!

With GarageDoorCare.com, you’ll find a 3-step program that helps you make sure your garage door is working and running smoothly. Don’t wait until it’s too late and repairs must be done. Not only can those take be expensive, but it can also take time to find a trusted professional to make those repairs. Check out these 3 tips on maintaining your garage door.

1 – Lubricate your garage door twice a year (it’s easier than you think)

2 – Sign up for a free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder

3 – Find a trusted, local garage door pro well in advance of a problem Most homeowners have never lubricated their garage door. That’s why you may hear squeaks and groans. Over time, that could lead to trouble. But lubricating a garage door is easy. A quick visit to GarageDoorCare.com will show you how to lubricate the door, rollers and hinges. Five minutes of your time and a five dollar spray can of garage door lubricant that you can pick up at your local hardware store are all you need to potentially save a costly service call down the road. The site also demonstrates several other easy steps homeowners can take to keep their door in peak operating condition.

Plus, you don’t need to wait for the squeaks and groans to start up before lubricating your door again. A good rule of thumb is to lubricate your door twice a year, when you change your clocks, for example. The International Door Association (IDA), a worldwide trade association of garage door and access professionals – and the sponsor of GarageDoorCare.com – invites consumers to register for twice-a-year emails that will remind them that it’s time to lubricate the garage door. And signing up doesn’t mean a flood of emails or sales calls. Two simple emails a year… that’s all.

Following these maintenance tips will extend the life of most of your garage door parts, but sometimes despite your best efforts your garage door will need professional attention. Unfortunately no amount of lubrication can keep a worn out spring from breaking. When your garage door stops working you’ll need a professional. It’s not something a homeowner should try to repair themselves – a garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in a home, and can cause severe injuries or even death if damaged or misused.

That’s when identifying a pro well ahead of time will pay off. Chances are you have a plumber or heating and cooling professional with whom you’ve developed a relationship over the years – but where do you go to find a garage door repairman you can trust? You can, and should, consider doing so ahead of time.

GarageDoorCare.com offers a “Find a Qualified Professional” page through which homeowners can find experienced, local garage door service and repair businesses that are IDA members committed to operating their businesses by the IDA Code of Business Conduct. This commitment to professionalism and safety goes a long way in helping homeowners avoid unscrupulous firms that sell unneeded parts and overcharge customers. 

You may have seen stories on the local news or even national investigative news programs where so-called garage door repairmen are caught on camera allegedly bilking customers. Knowing how to access a trusted pro can save you stress, money and ensure that your garage door is repaired properly the first time.

So as you plan out your spring chores – don’t forget to add your garage door to the list. It won’t take much time and it’s as simple as 1 -2 –3.

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What are some of your favorite maintenance tips from garagedoorcare.com?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

75 Responses to “3 Tips for Maintaining Your Garage Door + Giveaway”

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    Tip: Keep your garage door closed to help protect your home and property.

  2. susan smoaks says:

    i love that i can sign up for the reminder emails. i also learned that i should take some time to teach the kids about the dangers of the garage door.

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  4. Janet W. says:

    One of my favorite tips is to have your door checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.

  5. Daniel M says:

    How to Select a Door Dealer

    The most popular and best choice is a professional door dealer and IDA member.

  6. Mami2jcn says:

    I like the monthly reversing mechanism test.

  7. HS kraftmaking says:

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables.

  8. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the Semi-annual lubrication tip.

  9. Mary Cloud says:

    I like the monthly reversing mechanism test

  10. Barbara Montag says:

    My favorite tip is – Never stand or walk under a moving garage door.
    thank you

  11. Cheryl says:

    One of my favorite maintenance tips is “Semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.”

  12. Dawn Monroe says:

    I learned that I should have a pro check overall maintenance yearly and check to make sure nothing is against the rollers.

  13. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite tip: Semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  14. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Test mechanism monthly is a great tip.

  15. Ann Fantom says:

    I like the tip to keep your garage door’s hinges and rollers lubricated.

  16. My favorite garage door maintenance tip is to periodically tighten up the hardware

  17. Kelly D says:

    My favorite tip is to do a monthly visual inspection of the door.

  18. Ellie Wright says:

    My favorite tip is Semi-annual lubrication.

  19. beth shepherd says:

    monthly reversing mechanism test is a great tip.

  20. DEBIJOT says:

    I like the tip to do a monthly eye inspection.

  21. Rae C. says:

    Have it checked annually by a qualified technician.

  22. Brenda C says:

    Semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  23. vickie couturier says:

    If you have children, you should also take some time to teach them that the garage door and its operating system are not playthings.

  24. shelly peterson says:

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables.

  25. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    My favorite tip is to never try to “race” under a garage door that’s moving.

  26. sandra says:

    i never realized that annual maintenance by a trained service technician is recommended.

  27. Amanda L. says:

    I like the tip to always keep the door in full view when opening or closing because I’ve at times just walked into the house after pushing the button without watching the door.

  28. Tom says:

    Semi-annual lubrication

  29. Brittney House says:

    I like the monthly mechanism test.

  30. Richard Hicks says:

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables.

  31. Susan Christy says:

    A good rule of thumb is to lubricate your door twice a year, when you change your clocks, for example. That will help me remember!!

  32. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Semi-annual lubrication tip

  33. Elena says:

    I like the monthly reversing mechanism test.

  34. nannypanpan says:

    I like the tip for testing the photo eye sensor

  35. Janice Ford says:

    Do listen to your garage door and the noises it makes. Make sure you lubricate or have your garage door properly maintained regularly. It is very costly when the springs break.

  36. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.Good tip!!

  37. ken ohl says:

    I love the Semi Annual Lubrication need to do this. thankyou, ken

  38. Gina M says:

    My favorite tip is never attempt to repair your garage door’s springs or cables –they are under a lot of pressure!

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  39. Elle says:

    I like the semi – annual lubrication tip.

  40. LaTanya says:

    Remember that your garage door opener uses electricity, which can shock or kill if mishandled. Service should be performed by a trained service technician.

  41. aubrey says:

    My favorite tip is to keep the garage door’s hinges and rollers lubricated.

  42. Sherry Lambing says:

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables, this should only be done by a trained service technician!

  43. Ashley C says:

    I learned that you should perform a monthly door balance test

  44. Stephanie Liske says:

    I like the tip to have the door checked by a professional yearly.

  45. RussR says:

    My favorite tip is to keep the garage door’s hinges and rollers lubricated with a small amount of spray lubricant. I thought it would have been thick grease – good to know

  46. patricia skinner says:

    I recently learned this as I need to replace the springs on my garage door: Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. Only one was bad but I had both replaced anyway.

  47. Marci says:

    We had our house for 13 years and didn’t realize we needed to lube the garage door. We had to replace it last year. We now know and will be diligent in taking care of it.

  48. Sarah L says:

    Make sure that children understand that the garage door and the garage door opener are not toys.
    Thanks for the contest.

  49. ERIN M says:

    My favorite tip is to have your door checked annually.

  50. Lisa V. says:

    I think it’s important to lube the door twice a year.

  51. Erica B. says:

    I like the tip to tighten parts.

  52. Carolyn Daley says:

    I like the tip for the monthly force setting test.

  53. kim h says:

    Children should never be allowed to play with eh garage door

  54. Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables tip.

  55. Robin says:

    I think that the Semi-annual lubrication tip is a good idea.

  56. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite tip: Semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  57. Natalie says:

    My favorite tip is to do a monthly visual inspection of your garage door.

  58. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite tip is the the Semi-annual lubrication tip.

  59. Peter G says:

    To teach the kids about the dangers of the garage door.

  60. I like the monthly reversing mechanism test.

  61. I like the tip to check annually for anything amiss. And never try to fix the springs on your own! Great tip!

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  62. Julia Barnes says:

    My favorite tip is not letting your kids play with the garage door.

  63. Leslie Davis says:

    Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables

  64. Janine H says:

    A great tip is semi-annual lubrication. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  65. Jaime Cummings says:

    Monthly door balance test. If your door is equipped with an automatic opener system: close the door and disconnect the automatic opener. Once you are able to lift the door manually: Lift the door. It should lift smoothly with little resistance and should remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance and should be serviced by a trained service technician.

  66. Brian E. says:

    —> Monthly reversing mechanism test & Semi-annual lubrication i.e. Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

  67. laurie murley says:

    my favorite tip is lubricate your garage door twice a year

  68. Amy Deeter says:

    To have your door checked annually by a qualified service technician to ensure that it continues to work properly and effectively.

  69. Sand says:

    I like the tip of having the door checked annually.

  70. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like that they have garage door safety for kids to help teach the kids safety.

  71. Lily Kwan says:

    I like the tip to check the surroundings of the roller tracks.

  72. Kristen says:

    My favorite is keeping it lubricated…I didn’t know you were supposed to do that.

  73. jmahurin40 says:

    The garage door and garage door opener are not toys. They are dangerous if misused, and can cause serious injury or even death.

  74. Yeah, the automatic garage door is commonly taken for granted. I had a similar experience as you, where one day it just stopped working. You need to care for things like that, get them maintained and cleaned.

  75. I should really lubricate my garage it seems, because I definitely don’t do it twice a year. In fact, I don’t know if we have ever lubricated the garage. Hopefully we haven’t ruined anything as a result of this.

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