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5 Tips on How to Maintain your Garage Door

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  • 14 Sep 2016
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Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Minneapolis, MN has served the community for more than 20 years. We take pride in our work and provide outstanding customer service.  Our techs are skilled with repairs, maintenance and garage door installations.

Another thing our company tries to do is educate our customers so that their doors will remain in the best and most safe working conditions.  We like to share tips and techniques to help you with the necessary preventative care and maintenance of your door.

Routine Maintenance

A busy household can open and close their door more than 15 times per day.  While that may sound like a lot, you’d be surprised how much wear and tear happens to garage doors because of everyday use.

A little routine maintenance goes a long way and helps keep garage doors in proper working order.  Your home and family will be safer with just a little upkeep and your door will last longer for your home.

5 Tips to Maintain Your Garage Door


Keep the exterior of your door clean.  If you do this regularly, then you won’t need as much elbow grease to get rid of built of dirt and grime.  The only materials necessary are dishwashing soap and a soft brush.  

Be sure to avoid using an abrasive cleaner because you could harm the door’s paint.  In the event that you have a steel door, you may want to revive the appearance by using a car wax to protect it.  Doors with exposed wood need a fresh coat of paint after being cleaned.

use dishwashing soap to help maintain your garage door


Your door has many working parts that need to work together seamlessly.  We suggest that you keep your tracks, rollers and hinges lubricated with a dab of motor oil.  A good rule of thumb is to check your door’s lubrication about every quarter.

After you apply the lubricant, wipe the parts off with a cloth.  Also, don’t neglect your springs.  You can wipe those carefully with the same cloth and elongate the life of your springs while reducing garage door noise.

Each year check these garage door parts for damage.  If you need help, we are only a phone call away and would love to assist you.

Check the following:

  •        Hinges
  •        Rollers
  •        Tracks
  •        Cables

Weather Stripping

Clean your weather stripping with an all-purpose cleaner and be sure to get the area around the frame.  Also, every two or three months you’ll need to lubricate your weather stripping with some sort of silicone based lubricant.  Please note that a petroleum lubricant will cause a cracking effect to your weather stripping so avoid using that type.

Door Opener

If you hear a lot of noise from your door opening, then you can add white grease to the operator track.  Adding oil to this area will help decrease the noise that stems from the motor.  Also, nylon rollers will make a difference in the level of noise you hear from your door.

use white grease on your weather stripping to help maintain your garage door

Yearly Inspection

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Minneapolis, MN encourages our customers to get an annual inspection.  We want your door to work without any issues.

Our hope is that your family will stay safe because your garage door stays in proper working order.  An inspection will just ensure that all parts work together well and whether or not adjustments are needed.

If you keep up the maintenance of your overhead door, then it will last longer, work smoothly and be safer for your household.  Our technicians at Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Minneapolis, MN are qualified and can help you maintenance your door at any time.  Don’t hesitate to call us, we’d love to service your garage door needs.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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