Garage doors, in general, are built to last. But just like anything else manufactured by human beings, the lifespan of garage doors could end up becoming shorter for one reason or another.

One factor that plays a crucial role in the lifespan of garage doors is maintenance. When done regularly, maintenance can help make a garage door last long, even beyond its supposed expiry date. But when it sees infrequent to no maintenance at all, do not be surprised if you’re going to need garage door repair soon, or worse, have it replaced before its time.

Your garage door needs attention. If you don’t want to buy a new one after just a year or two, make sure you perform regular maintenance on it.

When you maintain your garage door regularly, you can prevent or delay, at the very least, the otherwise inevitable issues that garage doors present over time.

One type of garage door maintenance work that you should do regularly is lubricating its rollers. With frequently well-lubricated rollers, your garage door will open and close smoothly for a much longer time than usual.

Modern garage doors also have sensors that are essential in its opening and closing. These sensors must be clean at all times, because a simple speck of dirt can obstruct its lens, and the garage door won’t operate optimally.

And since parts of your garage door and garage door opener are made of metal, you would do well to keep them free of rust. With a piece of vinegar-soaked cloth, rub the metal parts that are already starting to rust so you can keep it at bay.

Like any commercial product, garage doors will likely become more expensive over the years. With regular maintenance, you can spare yourself the burden of spending a lot of money replacing your garage door frequently.

If you want a garage door maintenance tips, check out the infographic below.

infographic garage maintainence


Author bio

Irene Trentham is the Content Marketing Strategist of Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company, a locally-owned enterprise that specializes in garage door installation and repair for residents of Phoenix and surrounding areas. She loves to do camping, hiking and yoga and to spend time with her family and baby girl, Tatum when not writing.