If you’re like most homeowners, you rarely lubricate your garage door. And if you’re like 27% of homeowners, you’ve never lubricated it.
We can’t wrap our heads around that. Taking care of your garage door is so easy and so essential. In this article, we’ll give you three inarguable reasons, why you should regularly use garage door lubricant
The Obvious Reason to Use Garage Door Lubricant: To Get Rid of the Noise
In never ceases to amaze us how many people choose to live with loud garage doors. If it sounds like you pushed a drumset down a set of stairs every time you open or close your garage door, you need to lubricate it. That sound isn’t normal.
Not only will the noise be a constant source of annoyance for you and your family, but it will make your houseguests question your competence. After all, lubricating a garage door isn’t that hard.
Also, the sound gives off the impression that you don’t take care of your house. So, if you’re trying to sell your home, you definitely need to get rid of that noise. In fact, a well-functioning garage door can actually add value to your home.
And finally, that noise is more than just a noise. It’s indicative of real damage.
To Prevent Lasting Damage
That annoying noise you hear is the sound of metal smashing against metal. That can’t be good for your door, right? Right.
A garage door is made up of a surprising number of parts, including tiny springs and hinges. These small parts aren’t designed to be rubbed up against each other without lubricant. So, when they are, they wear down quickly.
If you’re the kind of person that would enjoy taking apart a big, complicated garage door made up of dozens of tiny spring and hinges, figuring out which ones need to be replaced, then maybe lubricating isn’t for you. Otherwise, we recommend you lubricate regularly.
Because It’s Really Easy
While fixing the damage caused by an unlubricated door might take days or weeks, lubricating it will only take a few minutes.
First, clean the door’s tracks with a rag. Then spray the springs and hinges with a bit of lubricant (not too much, just enough so they don’t make noise). If your door has rollers, lubricate their bearings without getting lubricant on the wheels themselves.
Make sure you use the proper lubricant and don’t use WD-40.
Just Do It
Now that you know how important it is to use garage door lubricant, the next step is to actually start using it. So find a good lubricant and start now.
Unfortunately, it may be too late for some of you. If that’s the case, look into our garage door repair services.
If you have any other garage door related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.