Garage Door Maintenance

Garage door repair technician at customer's home

Need Professional Garage Door Maintenance Services?

Most homeowners use their garage doors at least twice a day. While parts like garage door springs, cables, rollers, panels, and others are built to last, they’ll need maintenance to work smoothly and last longer.

Here’s what you can do to maintain your garage door at home, and when to call a professional.

Regular Maintenance Practices for Homeowners

You can take several steps to help extend the lifespan of your garage door and its parts. Some of the maintenance tasks that can be safely done at home include:

  • Replacing your opener remote batteries as needed and making sure your outlets are supplying power
  • Checking for visible indications of damage, such as rust, corrosion, or misalignment
  • Periodically testing safety features like garage door sensors
  • Securing loose hardware like bolts and screws
  • Routinely cleaning the garage door panels


Precision Garage Door technician helping customer with garage door repairs
Precision Garage Door technician repairing a garage door center bearing

Professional Garage Door Maintenance Services

Garage doors are large, heavy objects that can be dangerous to work on without the correct tools and experience. Some of the maintenance jobs best left to professionals include:

  • Replacing a broken cable
  • Repairing a bent or broken garage door track
  • Testing the spring tension or replacing the spring
  • Replacing cracked or dented garage door panels
  • Calibrating the safety sensor – while testing at home is fine, professional calibration is recommended.


How Long Do Parts Last With Proper Maintenance?

All garage door parts will need to be replaced eventually, but proper care can significantly increase their functionality. Here’s how long common garage door parts can last when kept in good shape.

  • Garage door springs can usually last from 10,000 to 20,000 cycles (that’s about 7-12 years for most homeowners)
  • Garage door rollers and garage door cables can both be expected to work for around 7,000-10,000 cycles
  • Garage door hinges can work for 10,000 to 15,000 cycles
  • Garage door weatherstripping may last for around five to eight years, but the environment can wear it down just as much as repeated use
  • Garage door panels are also impacted by the environment, but it’s not uncommon for them to last at least 15 years (and up to 30+)

If your door isn’t working well despite regular care, you might need a part fixed or replaced. Give Precision a call for a thorough inspection and suggestions that suit your home, budget, and lifestyle.

A Company You Can Trust

Our customers are our neighbors, and we’re proud to offer trusted garage door maintenance services to homeowners in our community. Here are some of the kind words left by people we’ve helped in the past.

“Service was excellent and the technician was top notch. Extremely satisfied!!” – Bill F.

“Almost instant service with excellent explanation of problems and effecient repairs/replacement. Technician was very courteous as well as knowledgeable. Great communication from the company regarding the appointment. I recommend them highly.” – Kenneth R.

“Outstanding service!! Prompt attention to our call, technician was timely and finished approximately when he said he would be finished! Aiden was excellent and an outstanding representative of this company!” – Monica D.

“Service provided was excellent. Technician was polite and gave me an estimate with different options. Walked me through the process and answered any question I had with courtesy and patience.” – Vicki S.

“Company serviced my garage door the same day I called. The service tech was very pleasant and explained everything he was going to do. Was very good at what he did. Very happy I chose Precision Door.” – Ed G.
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