Why Lubricate Your Garage Door?
Residential overhead garage doors are some of the most opened and closed of any door in the home. Your garage stores your cars, equipment and more importantly services as a main access to your home.
The sectional garage door contains metal parts such as hinges, bearings, rollers, and springs that require regular lubrication to ensure proper, efficient and safe operation for many years. Using the proper lubricant will waterproof the garage door parts and help to prevent rust and corrosion. Always refer to your garage door and openerís manufacturer's specific recommendations if you have any questions.
Here are some basic steps to follow to hep get your garage door lubricated and working smoothly and efficiently. Start by cleaning the garage door tracks with a cloth and cleaner such as our Citrol Citrus Degreaser. Next you will need to lubricate the rollers such as our 3-in-1 Garage Door Lubricant. Make sure you know what type of rollers that you have as the lubrication process is different for each type. If you have all-metal Rollers then you need to use a non-silicon based lubricant. Lubricate each roller and allow the rolling action to draw it into the bearings. Donít use grease because this will just gum-up the tracks and collect dust, debris and dirt. For nylon rollers make sure to lubricate the bearings ONLY Ė DO NOT allow the lubricant to come into contact with the nylon rollers.
Note: You do not want to lubricate the roller tracks because lubricant can cause the garage door to slip or become unbalanced.