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Do-it-Yourself Garage Door Inspection and Maintenance

Do it Yourself concept

If you haven’t tried this project in the past, now is the perfect time to start!*  It’s an easy-to-medium project; allowing yourself plenty of time to accomplish it.  Here are the basics:

Items Needed:

  • Phillips/Flat Head Screwdrivers
  • Old cloth(s)
  • Silicone lubricant, preferably 3-n-1 Garage Door Lubricant (WD-40 can be used, but is not recommended, as it’s more of a cleaner)
  • Ladder or Step Stool
  • Safety items (goggles, aprons, etc)

Things to Accomplish:

  • Inspect and tighten any loose hinges and brackets
  • Check wear of rollers.
  • Inspect door rails.
  • Lubricate: springs, hinges and roller STEMS (not rollers themselves)

(You can purchase 3-n-1 Lubricant at our showroom, along with hinges, bottom weather seals, etc.)

Tip:  Add this project to your calendar when changing smoke detector batteries, air filters, etc.  It’s a great habit to get into!

If anything seems to be not working properly, is still noisy after lubrication, or just doesn’t look right; feel free to give us a call!  972-422-1695


*Garage doors and garage door openers are some of the more sophisticated and largest mechanisms in your home. Most of their components are metal, and can have sharp points and/or edges.  The garage door panels,  rollers, track, drums, and more can present pinch points.  Other than simple lubrication and inspection, Plano Overhead does not recommend homeowners to perform ANY garage door repairs.


Visit our Repairs page for more information about service, repairs, and tune-ups!



Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Plano Overhead Garage Door

1100 N. Central Expy Suite #A
Plano, Texas 75074

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