FS Construction Services commercial garage door maintenance tips

Your Commercial Garage Door Maintenance

So you’ve got a brand new garage door and you want to keep it in top working shape as long you possibly can. Or perhaps you have an older door that you’re trying to squeeze another month or year out of it before you finally upgrade. Either way, there are a handful of fairly simple things you can do to keep your garage door in good working order and prevent inconveniences, unnecessary bills, or malfunctions. Here are a few tips for your commercial garage door maintenance:

 

Commercial Garage Door Maintenance Tips

 

Cleaning

This may seem obvious or perhaps unimportant, but keeping your garage door clean can prevent buildup, mildew, and other potential issues. Mix five gallons of water with a cup of soap and gently clean your door’s exterior. You can also use this mixture to clean your door’s weather stripping.

 

Lubricating

Use a garage door-specific oil or 10W30 motor oil on your door’s rollers, roller shafts, and hinges. This will keep your rollers operating smoothly and prevent strong lurches and jolts. Nylon rollers are self-lubricated, so be sure to check if your door has those. If so, don’t lubricate them. Every couple months, you can use a silicone-based lubricant on your door’s weather stripping. Don’t use petroleum-based lubricant.

 

Balancing

To check your door’s balance, disconnect it from the operator. Raise and lower the door by hand. This way you can check the door at all levels for balance and ideal operation.

 

Inspecting

Your door’s track alignment should be at least a minimum of 3/8” from the door’s edge. While you are inspecting the track alignment, you can make sure that the back angle and sway braces are still tightened and securely fastened.

 

If you have other garage door issues or if more significant maintenance is required, be sure to call a professional to help. If you are looking to purchase a new garage door, whether for a commercial or residential application, or if you need a new opener, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.