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If you are confused about your garage door, read the FAQ on this page. It’s our goal to cover a wide range of topics and to answer as many questions as possible. Get information, explanations, and advice now!

What kind of maintenance do garage door panels require?

Generally speaking, it depends on the material they are made of. However, the first thing to do is always to check them for damage. If you have a steel door, you should watch out for rust. If you have a wooden one, you need to inspect it for signs of warping or rot; regular repainting will also be required. The panels should be cleaned at least once a year. Use cool water with liquid detergent and a soft sponge for cleaning steel panels and a damp cloth for cleaning wooden ones.

Is there an easy way to lubricate garage door rollers?

These are tricky to lube because of their small size and the fact that the stems are inside cylinders, but there is a simple solution that will make things a lot simpler. You need to spray lubricant on the wheels while they are rolling to ensure spreading along the stems too. Just initiate the closing of the door and spray the wheels one by one while standing at a safe distance on the side.

Is a belt drive opener better than a chain drive?

There are two major advantages that belt drive openers have over their more traditional counterparts. These are the quiet operation and the fact that the belt doesn’t need lubrication. A chain, on the other hand, is stronger and typically more durable, but even when lubricated, it will make some noise when the opener is running.
 

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