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How to Lubricate a Garage Door

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Diego, California recommends regular care and maintenance to keep your equipment in good, working order.  There are many tips and techniques that can be done to ensure your overhead door stays functional.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Diego, California likes to share one tip to truly make a difference for your home’s garage door.  We recommend that you lubricate your door a couple of times per year.
Five Tips to Lubricate Your Household’s Garage Door:

1. Clean The Garage Door

Dust your garage door to begin to prepare it for lubrication.  Be sure the door is closed to start this very easy process.  Take your time and position yourself inside the garage to begin the lubrication.

2.  Oil the Springs

After you have removed the layer of dust, lubricate the coil springs with motor oil.   Then, you’ll want to be sure to open and close the door several times to ensure the oil really covers the springs.

3.  Lubricate the Rollers

Typically, we have found that a home’s garage has 10 rollers.  These rollers have pivot points on the brackets.  The next step is to lubricate the rollers.
Both sides of the garage have 5 rollers each and you need to amply lubricate them all.  In fact, you’ll want to be sure you get the pivot points lubed up, as well.  
Once all of your rollers are lubricated, then lubricate the door spring.  Don’t miss this step!  Often people forget to follow through on the garage door spring.

4.  Lubrication Frequency

A good rule of thumb is to lubricate the garage door about every six months.  They could stand it a bit more frequently but at least every three to six months is a good plan. Once all rollers and springs are well lubricated then raise the door so that the lubricant can penetrate all the rollers.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Diego, California encouraged you to try this 30 minute process to ensure your door works more smoothly.
Further, you’ll know when your door needs lubrication if it begins to “sing a different tune.”  A noisy garage door is both frustrating and noticeable.  If you keep up with a regular schedule to lubricate your door about every few months then you’ll most likely have a proper sounding and working door.   
A neglect of door lubrication is easy to figure out when you begin to notice a lot of noise as your door opens and closes.  Also, you’ll find it’s an easy fix.

5.  Apply Lubricant With a Brush

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The main two items you’ll need is a brush to help with application and perhaps a stepladder to be able to reach the door more easily.  Handling your garage door “in house” is a great way to save money and keep your door running in tip top shape.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Diego, California is proud to share knowledge and techniques to ensure that your door is working efficiently and in a way that is helpful for your home.

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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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