Step 4: Garaga garage door maintenance tips
To wash your door: Rinse the surface with a garden hose to remove all residues, apply Car Liquid Wash’n Wax with a good quality car wash mitt as you would use for your car, and rinse the surface with a garden hose. (Follow instructions on the bottle). Avoid abrasive cleaners, or strong liquid soaps.
The use of liquid car wax once a year will revitalize your door, evenly spread a thin layer of wax to avoid wax accumulations in the wood grain finish and follow car wax application instructions. If wax accumulations cannot be removed with a cloth, use a soft bristle brush, and gently remove the excess. (Avoid accumulations around window frames and overlays)
The weatherstrippings are made of quality P.V.C. and therefore should be cleaned with an all-purpose vinyl cleanser, as you would use on your patio furniture. Lubricate the weatherstrippings every three months (more frequently for high usage doors) with Garaga weatherstrip lubricant or a silicon-based oil. Do not use petroleum-based oils as this will cause loss of elasticity. Petroleum attacks the rubber and decreases its flexibility.
Track, hinges, rollers, springs
Lubricate the tracks, hinges, rollers and springs with Garaga metal lubricant or a small amount of motor oil. For the tracks, apply Garaga metal lubricant primarily in the curve of the tracks. This will result in a quieter operation of your door.
Automatic garage door opener
Carefully read the instructions provided by the manufacturer, as special lubricants may be recommended.
Every three months disconnect the opener (pull the cord) and open the door by hand several times. If you have difficulty opening the door, your opener will have the same difficulty, and you should therefore contact your Garaga dealer. This difficulty could be caused by a number of factors including: warped track, a disengaged cable, or a problem with the spring. It is also possible to adjust the door yourself if the door does not close properly. Consult the operation guide provided by the manufacturer of the opener, as many openers have simple adjustment buttons.
For your security
The spring assembly, the hardware attached to it and the cables are under extreme tension. Never attempt to loosen them unless all tension is first removed from springs. Always call your Garaga dealer.