Garage door seasonal maintenance contributes to the system's longevity and safety while enhancing its functionality. Here's why you should make it a regular part of your garage spring cleaning routine.

Why Seasonal Maintenance for Garage Doors is Crucial

Garage door seasonal maintenance contributes to the system's longevity and safety while enhancing its functionality. Here's why you should make it a regular part of your garage spring cleaning routine.

Warranty Compliance

Most garage door manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep warranties valid. Ensure you don't neglect maintenance to prevent paying for garage door repair.


Preventative Care

Seasonal maintenance acts as preventive care for your garage door. Regular inspections and minor repairs can intercept small issues before they escalate into costlier problems. This proactive approach may help you obtain long-term savings.

Safety Assurance

Garage doors have various components that must be checked to operate optimally, such as springs, cables, and sensors. These should be inspected regularly to reduce the risk of accidents caused by malfunctioning doors.

Weather Resistance

Rain, snow, and extreme weather conditions can cause various issues, so seasonal checks are vital. Sealing gaps and replacing weatherstripping can protect your garage from the elements, preventing moisture from entering and debris build-up.

Energy Efficiency

You can improve the energy efficiency of your home with proper maintenance. Ensuring seals are intact regulates indoor temperature, reducing energy consumption in your home.

Prolonged Lifespan

Hinges, springs, and rollers will naturally wear down over time. But you can delay the need for repair and replacement through seasonal maintenance, such as lubrication and routine inspections.

Smooth Operation

Seasonal maintenance keeps your garage door operating smoothly. For automated sectional garage doors in NZ, this means fewer noise disruptions and a door that opens and closes effortlessly. It also minimises the strain on the garage door opener, prolonging its life.

Preserving Curb Appeal

The garage door is one of the first things people see when visiting your home. Cleaning and touch-ups help preserve its appearance.

Tips for a Healthy and Good-Looking Garage

Cleaning and Maintaining Garage Door Panels

  • Assess for Damage - Look for any indications of dents, fractures, or wear and tear. If you identify problems, consider repairing or replacing the damaged panels.
  • Clean the Surface - Utilise a mild detergent or a garage door cleaning solution to eliminate dirt, grime, and stains from the panels. Thoroughly rinse them with a hose and allow them to air dry. Note: Take care to keep water away from your electric opener.
  • Apply Protective Wax - Adding a layer of car wax to the door panels can offer additional safeguarding and enhance their lustre. Ensure that the wax you use is appropriate for the material of your door, whether it's steel, wood, or another type.

Lubricating the Garage Door Springs

  • Safety Precaution - Prioritise safety by disconnecting the power to the garage door opener before working on the springs to avoid unintended door movements.
  • Lubrication - Ensure the longevity of your garage door springs by regularly wiping them over with an oily rag if they are accessible. This minimises friction and corrosion, promoting a longer spring life.
  • Visual Inspection - Periodically examine the springs for wear indicators like rust or deformities. If any concerns arise, seek professional assistance and a potential replacement to maintain optimal performance.

Cleaning and Maintaining Garage Door Rails

  • Clear Debris - Inspect the rails or tracks for debris like leaves, dirt, or cobwebs. Use a brush or vacuum to remove any obstructions affecting smooth door movement.
  • Clean and Lubricate - Wipe the rails with a clean cloth and apply a silicone-based lubricant. This ensures the garage door moves smoothly along the tracks. Do not use grease or oil.

Taking Care of Garage Door Sensors

  • Check Alignment - Ensure the safety sensors on either side of the garage door are properly aligned. Misaligned sensors can cause closing issues and may reverse unexpectedly.
  • Clean Sensors - Use a soft cloth to wipe the sensor lenses gently. Dust or dirt accumulation can disrupt their functionality.

Additional Maintenance Tips

  • Tighten Hardware - Periodically check and tighten all the bolts, nuts, and screws on your garage door. Loose hardware can cause operational issues.
  • Test Balance - Disconnect the opener and manually open the door halfway to see if it stays put. If not, consult a professional for adjustment.
  • Weatherstripping - Inspect and replace damaged weatherstripping around the garage door to prevent drafts and pests.
  • Professional Inspection – Schedule a professional inspection every two years to catch potential problems early and ensure your garage door operates safely and efficiently.
  • Paint and Refinish - If you have a wooden garage door, repaint or refinish it periodically to protect it from the elements and maintain its appearance.

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