Garage Door Safety > Garage Door Maintenance Tips
If your door runs on tracks, several times
a year, dust the tracks to remove dust and dirt.
Lubricate hinges, rollers and springs regularly.
Check your owner’s manual for recommended frequency
and any specific recommended lubricants.
Do NOT oil or lubricate your door’s
Check the path of the door when it opens
and ensure that nothing is obstructing its movement. Do not
stack objects too close to the door or any of its moving parts.
Check your door’s safety reversing
mechanism. The door must stop and reverse on contact with
any object. Here's a simple way to ensure the safety reverse
mechanism is operating correctly: With the door in the up
position, place a roll of paper towels on its side directly
in the path of the door. Close the garage door. When the garage
door reaches the paper towel roll, it should reverse and rebound
back up into the open position. If the door crushes the roll
of paper towels, then the door is out of adjustment.
If your door has an optic sensor (installed
at the base, on either side of the garage door frame), test
that it is working properly by waving an object (e.g., a broom)
across the beam as the door is closing. The door should reverse
Perform a simple periodic inspection of
your door (recommended monthly) to see if you notice any obvious
Garage Door Safety Tips
Possible Trouble Signs