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Monthly Maintenance Checks

Here are a few checks you can perform on a monthly basis to monitor the condition of your garage door between annual services.

These tests and the related maintenance should be performed in the following order:

Visual Inspection

  • Stand inside your garage with the garage door closed.
  • Check all the garage door hardware
    • springs, is the coil uniform?
    • cables, look for wear or fraying.
    • rollers
    • pulleys
    • mounting hardware, such as hinges, for signs of wear or damage. Is the mounting hardware becoming loose?

Something that doesn’t look or sound right could be the symptom of a more serious issue. Give us a call to discuss your findings if you are concerned.

Test balance of the Door

  • Disengage your garage door motor if you have one fitted.
  • Once you are able to lift the door manually – Lift the door.

The door should lift easily and remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance. The balance of the door depends on the springs, which are notoriously dangerous to work with and should be serviced by a trained service technician.

Test Reverse Mechanism (if your door is equipped with an automatic opener system)

  • With the door fully open, lay a piece of wood such as a section of a 2 x 4 on the floor in the centre of the garage door opening where the door would touch the floor.
  • Push your garage door openers transmitter or wall button to close the door.
  • When the door strikes the wood, the door should automatically reverse.

If the door does not automatically reverse, the door should be serviced by a trained service technician.

Test Photobeam Eyes (if your door is equipped with an automatic opener system)

  • With the door fully open, push your garage door openers transmitter or wall button to close the door.
  • Wave a long object, such as a broomstick, in front of one of the door’s photo eyes so it “breaks the beam.”
  • The door should reverse. If it does not reverse and reopen, pull the broomstick out of the path of the closing door.
  • Close the door.
  • With the door in the closed position, clean the photo eyes with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Gently adjust the photo eyes by hand if they appear to be out of alignment.
  • Open the door and repeat the photo eye test. If the door does not reverse and reopen, the door should be serviced by a trained service technician.

Test Force settings (if your door is equipped with an automatic opener system)

  • With the door fully open, push your garage door openers transmitter or wall button to close the door.
  • As the door is closing, hold up the bottom of the door with your hands outstretched and stiff. If the door does not easily reverse and continues to close, pull your hands away immediately. The closing force is excessive and the door should be serviced by a trained service technician.

Lubrication (only if required)

  • Apply a small amount of spray lubricant to the door’s hinges, rollers and tracks.

Wooden Doors & Timber Pine Jambs

  • Apply Timber Door Care Wood Oil to all six sides of the door panel immediately after installation and then once a month for the first 3 months. There after the door panels should be treated annually.
  • The pine jambs should be treated annually.