Garage doors need lubrication as part of their regular maintenance. It’s essential to use a lithium-based lubricant or silicone-based grease when greasing the necessary parts. Please don’t use an oil-based lubricant like WD-40 as it contains a degreaser.
It’s important to ensure the garage door is in the down position and disconnected from the motor before beginning. Apply the proper amount of grease to all moving parts of the garage door.
Some of these parts include parts that bend around the track, hinges, nubs, pivot points, locks, and rollers. If the part is sealed, it may not need grease.
Apply grease to the top of the garage door track, but not the bottom. Greasing the bottom of it doesn’t actually do anything.
Avoid greasing the chain and the tracks themselves. Doing so can attract dirt, dust, and over time harden.
If a person experiences any difficulties, they should not try to perform major repairs on their own, but instead should call a professional garage door consultant for a complete garage door service.