Increasingly is spreading in the habit of installing the garage housing some overhead doors very convenient for their operation and for the recovery of space. In fact, since these doors open upwards, allow to occupy most of the space available in the garage and also give the possibility to place a greater number of garages occupying less space. This type of garage door still has need garage door maintenance to be carried out periodically. Throughout this guide you will learn how to operate and maintain what is the right action to be taken to prevent any possible damage.


The first thing to keep in mind is that the overhead doors are constructed with a stainless metal such as zinc, and consequently have no need of maintenance external such as the use of protective coatings to prevent rusting. Instead is a different factor to keep in mind for what concerns the mechanical part of the door itself : the maintenance work that must be done therefore focuses on mechanical components such as the engine and the rope.

Since the fact that the mechanical part is constituted by a steel rope placed on the two sides of the frame which allows the ease of opening and closing, one must do the maintenance both of the strings that the pulleys that allow these movements. To do this you have to open the garage door with a ladder and approach the pulleys placed at the top of the two vertical side frames. At this point you have to take a little gear grease and wipe it with a screwdriver in the wheel of the pulley. Be careful not to put your hands in the vicinity of the pulley itself or at the point of the door to avoid being crushed.

Always with the help of a screwdriver, the fat pass along the steel rope. At this point it is necessary to open and close the door several times to allow the lubrication of mechanical moving parts of the door. You have to periodically repeat this operation, especially if you hear a creak when opening and closing of the door itself .