Types of Lubricants in Garage Door Hinges

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A garage door hinges has many moving parts, each for different functions. While there are commercially available lubricants prepared for garage doors, most parts can be protected with common cheap oil. Using the wrong type of lubricant can shorten the life of your system openness, or even present an unsafe condition. Lubricate garage door regularly to ensure smooth and quiet operation.

The most important parts you should lubricate your garage door to minimize noise and squeaks are the hinges and rollers. It uses a light household oil or motor oil instead of a heavy oil or grease. Due to the extreme weather conditions that garage door hinges are exposed normally frequent application of light oil better withstand the heavy burden fat. Fat also attract dust and sand eroding the rollers.

Blowing dust or dirt lanes and garage door hinges with a vacuum or air compressor put a few drops of oil into the seams of each hinge and roller with oil. Add a drop outside each roll pin. If the rollers are steel door applies a small amount of oil around the rail foot (30 cm) above the 90 degree bend. If you have nylon rollers with a dry lubricant such as graphite powder, since oil can damage the material.

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