Routine garage door maintenance is one of the things homeowners typically learn about after it’s too late. By “too late” I mean that the damage has already been done, leaving homeowners with a time consuming, expensive fix as their only option. Which, if I do say so myself, is a hefty price to pay for simply not knowing.


good rule of thumb is this: if it’s mechanical and has moving parts, it requires some type of maintenance. How involved and how urgent that maintenance is depends on many factors, just know that a set of skilled and experienced eyes should assess your garage door to ensure proper function.


Think about routine garage door maintenance just like you would any other form of mechanical maintenance. You use a car on a daily basis, yet every few months you know you need to have a mechanic look the vehicle over for you. You know this because the consequences of skipping that routine checkup could easily lead to expensive repairs and being without your vehicle for a few days. And, it’s the same for garage door maintenance.

Smooth Operation

People might not notice a smoothly running garage door, but they certainly notice one that doesn’t. Those crunches, clanks, and hiccups are annoying, but they’re also trying to tell you something isn’t right. The earlier you listen, the better.


Without proper maintenance, you’re reducing the amount of time your garage door is meant to last. You know how a little maintenance goes a long way? The same applies here – a well maintained garage door will easily give you a return on your investment, just on longevity alone.

Less Malfunctions

With a garage door, there’s an expectation that it will open and close on command. If you’ve ever experienced the moment when a garage door opens about two feet off of the ground before either stalling or lowering back down, you already know how disheartening a malfunction can be.

Peace of Mind

When your garage door maintenance is complete and up-to-date, you don’t need to worry about the “what ifs.” You don’t have to question whether those noises just sound bad or really are bad. And that peace of mind might be the most valuable thing on this list.



Routine maintenance keeps your garage door functioning safely and efficiently. By diagnosing small issues early on, you’re intervening before those small issues turn into bigger problems.