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Your home’s garage door won’t last forever, but there are ways to help it stand the test of time through years of use. Our team has a few tips on how to maintain your garage door that can help minimize the need for a replacement and extend its lifespan. When it does come time to replace it, leave it to Amega! A name worthy of your trust.

Regular Inspections & Maintenance

Have your garage door regularly inspected by a professional technician to identify any signs of wear and tear, such as rust, dents, or cracks.

In addition to regular inspection, you should also schedule professional maintenance at least once a year to ensure all components of your garage door are functioning correctly and to catch any issues early.


Keep the moving parts of the garage door well-lubricated to prevent friction and wear. This includes hinges, rollers, springs, and tracks. If you’re unsure about what to use or how to lubricate these parts of your garage door, contact our team at Amega! We can share our best practices with you in our showroom, over the phone, or come visit your home.

Tighten Hardware

If you notice odd noises, or random bits of hardware on the floor of your garage, make sure everything is tight and where it should be on your door. Even if you don’t notice obvious issues, it’s smart to periodically check and tighten any loose hardware, such as nuts, bolts, and screws, or have a professional technician come and do it for you.

Balance Adjustment

Another way to minimize your need for an impromptu garage door replacement is to ensure that your garage door is properly balanced. An unbalanced door can put additional strain on the opener and lead to premature failure.

If you feel like your garage door needs a balance adjustment, reach out to a professional garage door technician.


Make sure to replace worn or damaged weatherstripping on a regular basis to keep out drafts, moisture, and pests, which can cause damage over time. A simple step like this can extend the longevity of your garage door and save you a lot of money in the long run. 

Keep Tracks Clean

Clean the tracks of your garage door regularly to remove any debris and prevent obstructions (leaves, rocks, dirt, and other small objects lodged in the tracks) that could damage the door or cause it to struggle while operating.

Protective Coating

With harsh weather conditions in the Midwest, consider applying a protective coating on your garage door to prevent corrosion and damage from salt, moisture, or UV rays. A protective coating will maintain the integrity of the exterior so it will look great for years to come.

Turn to Amega for Maintenance & More Tips

As you can probably tell, regular inspections and maintenance are at the core of almost all of our tips to minimize your need for a garage door replacement. That’s where we come in! Amega Garage Doors & Openers is your one-stop shop for garage door and opener repairs, expert advice, and new installations when you need it. 

Contact us to start maximizing your garage door lifespan today!