5 Garage Door Maintenance Tips

A garage door is a vital part of your home, and it needs to be maintained in order to function properly just like any other mechanical device. Garage doors are fitted with many different parts: the door, wheels, tracks, openers, torsion springs, and more. With so many moving pieces on such an important part of your home, it is important to establish a regular garage door maintenance routine to make sure everything is working properly. Here are 5 helpful maintenance tips to keep your garage door working as it should.


1. Check the garage door opener monthly to make sure it is functioning properly.

The garage door opener is an essential piece of equipment for any garage. Not only does it provide the convenience of being able to open and close the garage door without having to get out of the car, but it also helps to keep the garage safe and secure. However, garage door openers can sometimes malfunction, which is why it is important to check them on a monthly basis. By taking a few minutes to test the opener and make sure that it is functioning properly, you can help to prevent any potential problems. In addition, it is also a good idea to check the batteries in the opener on a regular basis. By doing these simple things, you can help keep your garage door opener in good working condition for years to come.


2. Inspect the garage door and all hardware at least once a year for signs of wear or damage.

A garage door is a heavy piece of machinery, and it needs to be in good working order to function properly. That's why it's important to inspect the garage door and all hardware at least once a year. Look for signs of wear or damage, such as cracks in the garage door or bent tracks. If you find any damage, be sure to repair it right away to prevent further problems. Garage door maintenance is important not only for the functionality of the door but also for safety. A garage door that isn't functioning properly can be a serious hazard, so it's best to err on the side of caution and keep it in tip-top shape.


3. Lubricate all garage door components regularly with a lightweight oil or silicone spray lubricant designed specifically for garage doors.

As any homeowner knows, a garage door is subject to a lot of wear and tear. In order to keep it operating smoothly, it's important to lubricate all of the moving parts on a regular basis. A light weight oil or silicone spray lubricant designed specifically for garage doors is ideal. Be sure to apply the lubricant to all of the rollers, hinges, pulleys, and springs. Once you're done, open and close the door a few times to distribute the lubricant evenly. With just a little bit of effort, you can ensure that your garage door is in good working condition


4. If you notice any damage to your garage door, have it repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage or injury.

If you have a garage, then you know how important it is to have a functional garage door. Not only is it vital for keeping your car safe from the elements, but it's also an important part of your home's security. That's why it's crucial to repair any damage to your garage door as soon as possible. Even something as small as a loose hinge can cause bigger problems down the line, so it’s best to take care of the issue as soon as you notice it. Plus, repairs are usually much less expensive than replacements, so you'll save yourself money in the long run. Many problems can be taken care of on your own, but you need to know what you’re doing. If you notice damage and aren’t sure you can fix it on your own, don't hesitate to call a repairman and get it fixed.


5. Always contact a professional garage door repair service if you are unsure about how to properly maintain or repair your garage door.

Maintaining a garage door can be daunting if you are not familiar with the inner workings of the mechanism. Most garage doors these days are automated, meaning there are even more delicate parts that can be easily damaged if not handled properly than on a manual garage door. If you find yourself in need of repair or maintenance, it is always best to contact a professional garage door repair service. The experts will have the knowledge and tools to properly assess the situation and make the necessary repairs. In addition, they will be able to provide guidance on how to properly maintain your garage door to prevent future problems. While it may be tempting to try to repair the door yourself, it is always best to leave it in the hands of professionals to avoid any further damage.


Work With Us

At Love Garage Doors, we understand that your garage door is a vital part of your home. That's why we offer a wide range of services to help you keep your door in top condition. Whether you need a new door installation, repairs, or simply an annual maintenance check, our friendly team of experts is here to help. No matter what your needs, we are confident that we can provide you with the best possible service. Give us a call today at 316-260-8049 to learn more about how we can help you with all of your garage door needs.

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What our customers are saying...

Lonnie is a subject matter expert concerning all things garage doors! He’s absolutely the best garage door repairman I’ve used to date. A clear, concise, transparent business model with the warranty to back his work. I highly recommend this local, small business veteran for all future garage door installations and repair.

~ Seth Thomas

Lonny came out in the evening to look at my old garage door that was janky at best. He gave me options of what he could do to make it better, including installing safety cables that were missing. In the end, I decided a replacement was my best choice. He installed it on a Saturday and did a fantastic job. He kept me updated throughout the day as the project went on. I don’t write reviews very often but wanted to tell others how impressed I was. The pricing was very fair I am very happy with the product.

In these troubling times of deceitful business practices and double talk, it is a Blessing to know that honest (Godly) people still exist. To state that Love Garage Doors does excellent work is not enough. If you choose to ask Lonnie "silly" questions, he will patiently take time to smile and give you answers and good ideas. His prices are competitive and his work is steady and true. He sets the bar high for others who compete!

~ Peggy Miles

Totally professional, terrific pricing and great expertise. No hidden charges. I had a complete garage door motor replaced, installation of a keypad and new clickers and new wall button. Lonnie explained every part of the process beforehand and when he left after only a couple of short hours - everything worked perfectly. I'm thrilled. Great company. Thanks again. You guys rock.

~ Tammey Stubbs

What People Say About Us - Reviews

Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
Bob Mullen
Bob Mullen
The service was professional, prompt, and Informative. I now know what to expect from an older system. Could not have asked for more. Love Garage Doors gets a ten-plus rating and is number one in my book.
Matt Allred
Matt Allred
Lonnie is a very genuine and professional individual. I felt that he had treated me as if I was part of his Family. Very reasonable on the price and did not hesitate to come out and get our garage door working the same day I called. Excellent Service / Highly Recommend / Very Knowledgeable SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
S Parsons
S Parsons
Lonnie is very personable and easy to work with. Great customer service and took the time to explain things to me so I knew what he was doing and got a better understanding of how everything works. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Love Garage Doors!!
Rita Jack
Rita Jack
Lonnie was great needed garage door and opener replaced, his prices was great very comparable and reasonable. Lonnie explained everything thing we needed to know about new door and opener warranty. He knows what he is doing also professional and knowledgeable. Great and friendly customer service. Love my new garage door/opener I would highly recommend Love Garage Doors. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Rudy Garcia
Rudy Garcia
Woke up early to a broken garage door spring, unable to get the cars out of the garage. I called and was able to schedule a repair within a few hours even though it was before 6 AM. Direct price quote over the phone, too. Great customer service. Lonnie is very knowledgeable in his craft and answered any questions I had. Definitely recommend Love Garage Doors.
Roxie Brotsky
Roxie Brotsky
We needed a repair done on our garage door and called Lonnie at Love Garage Doors. He came to our home at the scheduled time and did the repair. Lonnie was prompt, polite and competent. We will contact him if we are ever in need of another repair and we would recommend him to anyone.
Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
GREAT service. Came same day, no questions asked. Worked on my door to solve the problem, rather than just offering a “new door” to fix the issue. I greatly appreciated the honest suggestions, feedback, and courteous service. I would not hesitate to call Love’s again in the future. If I have a door issue, you can bet they’ll be my first call.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A New Garage Door?

Just like any other home maintenance service like a new roof, one of the first things you want to consider when choosing a new garage door is your budget.

Why Should A Professional Install Your Door?

A professional knows the best qualities of a garage door and which features will work best for your home. Love Garage Doors, LLC works tirelessly to get the garage door tailored for your situation. We’re experts at garage door installation. We can even reprogram openers, replace broken springs, and reattach cables when needed. When you want safe and quality garage door installation services, look no further; we have 25 years of mechanical experience.

Love Garage Doors has the equipment, skills, and experience needed to get you quality results every time. We're not finished until each customer's needs have been met. We’re a good, old-fashioned, locally owned business that still believes in making friends out of customers. Contact us today at (316) 409-7313 to request an estimate.

Do you need a new garage door for your home or business? A few things to consider before installing residential or commercial garage doors are the door type, the material, the style, and, lastly, your budget. It is recommended that you hire a professional for the installation process because it can be dangerous.

Our company has served Haysville, KS, and surrounding communities, and more importantly, our customers trust Love Garage Doors, LLC. In fact, we only provide quality garage door installation services. Also, we work with trusted manufacturers to provide the best quality garage doors and garage door products for our customers.

Our trained and experienced team safely install garage doors that exceed customer expectations. The goal is to help our customers enhance the look and functionality of their homes or businesses, plus save money in the long run by offering the best garage installation services.

At Love Garage Door, LLC., we understand how choosing the best garage door, garage door opener, and other parts can be stressful. That’s why we will work with you every step of the way combining your preference and our expertise.

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