Your garage door offers a certain amount of aesthetics, protection, and insulation to your garage and home. It is imperative that you take good care of it. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about a few of the best and most common ways to make sure your garage door is properly maintained.

Reset Opener

Electronic or automatic garage doors will occasionally "freeze," or simply stop midway through its tracks, as it is closing or opening. Usually, this can be fixed by simply resetting the garage door opener. Depending on what make and model of garage door you are using, the method for resetting it differs, although usually it simply consists of unplugging the opener for 5 to 10 seconds and then plugging it back in. Consult the manual that came with your garage door opener to find out how to reset it.


If you are hearing squeaky sounds emitting from your garage door while it is opening or closing, then it most likely needs to be oiled. Garage doors need to be lubricated with a silicon or lithium based spray. Make sure that you sufficiently oil the arm, lock, and hinges and make sure that you spray lube liberally over the top of the metal rollers to which your garage door is attached. However, avoid spraying the bottom half of the door, spring, garage door track, the spring, and the rail.

Realign Sensors

The safety sensors that keep the garage door from closing fully if something or someone is in its field of vision occasionally need to be realigned. These sensors are located towards the bottom of the door and exist on either side of it. Realigning them is a simple task. Push the sensors either upwards or downwards if they are not aligned properly. Usually, a small light will blink on both sensors if they are not aligned correctly.

Clean The Door

Cleaning the door is another simple task. Soap and water will work sufficiently well when you are cleaning it. However, make sure that you do not spray the track. Dried soap can damage and harm the way that this mechanism works. Rust can also become an issue if the track is not properly dried afterwards.

Maintaining your garage door is an easy task and it is highly recommended you pay attention to its health, so you don't have to wind up having to call a garage door repair person in the future. Contact a business, such as Unifour Door Systems LLC, for more information.