Is your garage roller door not opening fast enough? Maybe it’s making noises it shouldn’t? Whatever the case, it might be time for a garage roller door service. In this article we’ll show you how you can maintain your garage door and what to look out for to see if your garage door needs maintenance.

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Does Your Garage Door Need a Service?

Most automatic garage roller doors will need a service at some point in their lifetime. Checking your garage doors regularly can make sure you get the most out of them and help you identify any major issues before they cause serious damage.
The best way to tell if your garage door needs a service is to check how it’s performing. If your door isn’t opening or closing as smoothly as usual, if it’s making strange noises, or if the remote control isn’t working properly, then it’s definitely time for a service.
Other signs can include rust on the rollers, tracks, or springs; cracks in the door panels; and gaps around the edges of the door. If you notice any of these issues, it might be time for a service.
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How to Service Your Garage Door

Servicing your garage door is a relatively simple process that you can do yourself, but it’s always best to call in a professional if you can. While some things, like the springs, require a technician to adjust, there are quite a few things you can do yourself to maintain your door.


Keeping things clean will help your garage door operate smoothly. For a general clean, you should be wiping down the guide tracks with a cloth and methylated spirits. You can also clean the door itself if you want, though this is more cosmetic.


You can lubricate the steel wheels and axle bearings with all purpose machine oil, the springs with an oily rag, and the opener chain with chain lubricant. This will help all parts to move smoothly when in operation.


Checking to make sure all screws, nuts and bolts are tight can help you avoid larger problems in the future. Tighten the ones you can, and if any are damaged you can contact your local garage repair experts for repairs.

Visual Checks

Taking the time to check and make sure your garage door is opening and closing correctly is one of the easiest ways to avoid problems. If your door is moving slowly, not closing properly, or you can see damage (tearing cables, rust, etc) your door may need a service.
As well as the above, we recommend getting your garage door serviced once every 12 months.

Garage Door Springs

Garage door torsion springs are the only part of your door you definitely shouldn’t be touching. Because they’re so tightly wound, damaging them can cause them to effectively explode. They’ve been known to cause serious injury, as well as damage the door further. If you’re thinking about adjusting your garage door’s spring tension, stop and call a professional.

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Professional Maintenance and Repair Services

If you need repairs or maintenance, call the team at GT Smart Access. With almost a decade of experience behind us, we can provide you with leading garage door repair and maintenance services. Whether you need a new garage door motor, garage door repairs, or a new double-sized roller door installed, we can provide the services you need. We can also carry out a general garage door service to ensure your garage door functions properly for years to come.

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If you need garage door maintenance, GT Access can have a garage door specialist out at your location fast. With years of experience and a track record of success, we can deliver the results you need for a competitive price. Contact us today for quote.

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