Preparing Your Garage Door for Spring & Summer

Spring is here!! Time to get your garage door in top shape for the warmer months to come.

Garage doors often get overlooked on our home maintenance lists unless and until they break. But keeping them running smoothly and preventing wear and tear can increase their lifespans and make them quieter.

To avoid costly repairs later, you should maintain your door now, including, at minimum, lubricating your door. The diagram below shows what needs to be lubricated at least every 6 months. Manufacturers recommend a silicone spray lubricant, teflon or penetrating oil. Never use thick grease or viscous lubricants that can trap debris.

garage door lube points

This is something you can do on your own or with a professional. Feel free to call our office at 847-537-6662 for professional service.