Garage door preventative maintenance schedule

Professional provides garage door preventative maintenance

Keeping a garage door preventative maintenance schedule is important to keep your garage door running smoothly and prevents you from getting stuck in or out of your garage. It is our professional opinion that you should have your garage door inspected and maintained twice per year. 

To help you save on your garage door preventative maintenance, Garage Door Guy has a membership plan that offers discounts, priority scheduling, and more!

To help guide you on creating an effective maintenance schedule, we’ll take a look at why you should have a maintenance schedule, the signs your garage door needs a tune-up, and what we look out for and maintain when we work on your door. 

Why we recommend garage door preventative maintenance 

Garage doors are not only incredibly convenient, they also increase your home’s value a great deal. However, that only holds true if they’re in good working order. 

If your garage door makes a lot of noise while in operation, gets stuck, or doesn’t seal properly, it isn’t only an inconvenience, it lowers your home’s value and is a safety hazard to you and your family.

When garage doors haven’t been regularly maintained, the moving parts, including garage door springs, can begin to wear down or fail. This can cause your door to malfunction, stop opening and closing, or suffer catastrophic failure during use and potentially injure anyone nearby. 

Signs your garage door needs maintenance

What are the signs your garage door needs professional service done? Here are some of the most common things for you to look out for: 

  • Broken or cracked edges on old wooden garage doors
  • Shaking or otherwise inconsistent movement of the door
  • Uncommon increase in your utility bill
  • Cracked or chunks missing out of garage door seal
  • Damaged garage door cables
  • Damaged garage door springs
  • Warped panels
  • Rust spots
  • Chipped or peeling paint

If properly maintained, garage doors can last 15-30 years. However, it’s common that you’ll have one or more of these issues from time to time throughout the life of your door and will need to service or repair your garage door.

What our preventative maintenance looks like

When we are professionally servicing a garage door we: 

  • Make sure all bolts and brackets are tight and look good
  • Provide proper lubrication
  • Check that the garage door is balanced
  • Inspect garage door rollers
  • Check and replace weatherstripping if needed
  • Look for signs of damage
  • Test and repair, if needed, auto-reverse system
  • Test garage door opener


It’s important to have a professional regularly maintain and test your garage door. It’s one of the most frequently used parts and entryways to your home. If left unmaintained, it can also be one of the most dangerous parts of your home. 

Scheduling garage door preventative maintenance doesn’t have to be a hassle! Garage Door Guy has been helping the Missouri Ozarks with their garage door needs for nearly a decade now and is rated 4.9 stars out of 5 by over 700 reviewers on Google! If one of our professionals checks your door and it does need to be replaced, don’t fret if you don’t have all of the money upfront. We have no-interest payment plans available. 

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