The Dos and Don’ts of Door Lubrication

The Dos and Don’ts of Door Lubrication

The Dos and Don’ts of Door Lubrication

If your garage door makes squeaky sounds while opening, it’s not just the sound you should take care of. A noisy door signifies that your door will eventually stop working and is in dire need of lubrication. Did you know that you should oil your garage doors every six months?

If you are looking for a garage door fix, choose Your Garage Door Guys (YGDG) and get rid of a squeaky garage door, garage door lubrication and proper servicing from the premier garage door company in Brentwood, CA.

Here are some of the dos and don’ts of garage door lubrication you need to know:

The Dos:

Lubricate Specific Parts

Make sure to lubricate the hinges on the parts where they meet the bend, as well as the rollers. Get the tiny ball bearings inside the rollers. Lubricate the springs and bearing plates on the top of the door. A good way to reach all the edges is to open and close the garage door a few times. Oil the arm bar and lock as well as the keyhole.

Hit us up at YGDG and get the full-service tune-up and maintenance for garage doors. Our tune-up includes inspection of hinges, rollers, pulleys, cables, lubrication and repair.

An old white garage in need of garage door lubrication

The Don’ts:

Don’t Lubricate These Parts

Do not lubricate the tracks, as it will obstruct the movement of the rollers. Make sure never to oil nylon rollers. Do not lubricate the chain, as it has its own grease, which is enough. Ensure that you are using the right lubricant for the right season. Do not use products that tend to become thicker in low temperatures, as they will become sticky and cause friction.

Hire YGDG and Get Smooth Garage Door Lubrication

Garage door lubrication may be required for a number of reasons. The sound can indicate worn-out rollers, loosening hardware or a change-up of vibration pads. Any replacement of parts will be followed up with lubrication. However, this is not an easy DIY trick. The dos and don’ts need to be adhered to, and it needs to be carried out in a step-by-step manner.

At YGDG, we know exactly what your garage doors need and work with the best quality products to give you complete customer satisfaction. Often enough, your garage door might need more than lubrication, and we will pinpoint what kind of repairs or replacement it needs. We also provide spring replacement, cable replacement, damaged panel repair and more.

Get rid of that annoying squeaky sound and for more information on products and services, get in touch with us for more information.