With proper care and maintenance, your door will perform reliably for years to come. While a yearly tune up from Jim’s Garage Door Service is recommended, we are happy to provide a few steps to ensure the proper operation and reliability of your garage doors.
Every 6 Months:
Wash the door and windows with a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Wash both interior and exterior. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. Lubricate track and hinges with a silicone or Teflon-based spray. Do not use WD-40® or grease. Then open and close the door to distribute the lubricant.
Every 12 Months:
Inspect springs and hardware for signs of wear. Avoid any contact with the torsion springs as they are under extreme tension. Call Jim’s Garage Door Service to schedule a service call if you suspect any problems.
Clean off road salt from interior and exterior surfaces. Use a mild soap (such as car wash soap or dishwashing soap) and water. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use harsh or abrasive detergents. If surface rust appears, immediately contact Jim’s Garage Door Service for inspection and repair options.