It is always a good idea to keep your garage door and opener lubricated. However, the Genie garage door opener carriage in the picture shows what happens when you apply too much grease.
You should use a light spray lube on the hinges and rollers of your door. Your local hardware store will have a spray formulated for garage doors. While you are in the lubricant department at the hardware store grab some low temperature grease for your opener rail.
You should lube your garage door rollers, springs, hinges, and tracks about three or four times a year with spray lubricant. The rail on the opener should only be lubed once a year with the low temperature grease. Over application is messy and the stuff stains whatever it comes into contact with.
That should keep your door running quiet. If you find your door needs a lot of lubricating throughout the year you may need to have it tuned up. If you are in the Fort Worth area give us a call for a free estimate.
Panels on metal garage doors sometimes get bent. It is usually the top or the bottom panel that gets bent.
We can replace bent sections most of the time. There are some manufacturers of doors that you can’t get any more and will not match the rest of the door.
Depending on the manufacturer, the sections will come in three colors almond, sandstone, and brown. The replacement sections soemtimes only come in white. The door pictured was one of the ones that was only available in white. The homeowner was able to paint it with some paint left over from last time. Voilà.
Usually when you call a company to get a panel replaced the company will need to know the manufacturer of the door and the size. If you can’t find it on the door anywhere then you might take a picture or two of the door and email it to the prospective company. Otherwise it will probably take two trips to complete the job.
In some rare cases when we can’t match up the rest of the door we can just replace all of the panels. In any case we can help.