Proper lubrication of your garage door’s springs and hinges is a cheap maintenance option that can help the performance and lifespan of your door. Lubricating your garage door’s moving parts is a quick and easy process that you can do yourself. It’s only a few steps and anyone can do it.
Get a Premium Silicone-Based Lubricant and Supplies
Before you begin lubricating your garage door, gather the necessary supplies. You will need a high-quality silicone-based garage door lubricant, a clean rag or cloth, and a ladder or step stool to access the spring safely.
Remove Any Dirt with a Rag
Start by cleaning the parts thoroughly. Remove any dirt, debris, or built-up grime using a clean rag or cloth. This step ensures that the lubricant can be applied directly to the parts and provides a smooth surface.
Go To Town on The Parts with Your Lubricant
Shake the silicone-based garage door lubricant well before applying. Using the nozzle or straw attachment, carefully spray a thin, even layer of lubricant along the inside of the tracks and the hinges. Ensure that you cover the entire length of the guide rail. Avoid applying excessive lubricant, as it can attract more dirt and debris. Don’t forget to clean any excess lubricant to avoid making a mess.
Use the Door a Few Times to Let the Lubricant Set In
After applying the lubricant, manually open and close the garage door a few times to distribute the lubricant evenly. This motion helps the lubricant get into the moving parts of the tracks. The lubricant will reduce friction and allow for smooth operation.
Check out this quick video from HouseImprovements on how you can lubricate your garage door. Reading a list is easy enough, but having a video with it will make it even easier.