Tips for Maintaining Your Overhead Door

Spring is in full blast in Wisconsin; the birds are back, the trees are budding, and there is rain every other day! It’s all worth it to bring us a beautiful summer! To have a beautiful summer though, you also need a beautiful house and especially a beautiful garage door. Garage doors are one of the first things people notice about any house. Cleaning and maintaining them is important, especially in this wet weather. Here are a few tips for maintaining your overhead door.

Check springs often – Springs are the main component of any garage door. They are what allows a garage door to open and close, without which they would be no more than just for aesthetics. Springs can wear out and rust so it’s important to check them often. Springs should be replaced after every 10,000 uses. This is the best gauge since many homes use overhead doors at varying frequencies. Signs of wear and damage can happen before then too so checking the springs occasionally is recommended. A broken spring can cause a lot of damage if the garage is used.

Lubricate moving parts – Overhead doors are a bunch of moving parts moving in unison. There are springs, hinges, and wheels that are important for keeping your overhead door running smoothly. To prevent squeaking and to keep your garage door running smoothly for years, you have to make sure you lubricate them occasionally.

Use a little soap and water – Soap and water goes a long way! Just like any household equipment, an overhead door could use a good scrub down from time to time. It doesn’t even have to look dirty; a quick cleaning could prevent rust and will keep your garage door in great shape for years to come. A normal soap and water combo should do just fine.

Follow these simple steps and your overhead door will last for years to come and look fantastic while doing it! For any overhead door issues, be sure to call Modern Overhead Door and we will be happy to help.

Modern Overhead Door has been installing overhead doors and overhead door openers since 1984. Contact us at (920) 354-6887 for a free quote on how to add technology to your garage doors for your home or business around these Wisconsin cities and their surrounding areas: Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Ripon, Kaukauna, and Fond du Lac. For years, we have been serving the Fox Valley area with garage door replacements, garage door installation, garage door openers, and all of your overhead door needs.