Learning how to maintain a residential garage door is essential to keeping your doors operating efficiently. Some breakdowns can trap your car in the garage, but regular maintenance twice a year can make such mishaps less likely. This guide reviews the basics of garage door maintenance, including inspection, lubrication and simple replacement projects.
Safety: Some maintenance service should only be performed by trained garage door technicians, so be sure to check your garage door owner's manual before attempting any. Never try to adjust the garage door torsion springs or any bolts that are painted red or otherwise identified as professional only.