Garage Door Maintenance

Alpha Overhead Door offers garage door maintenance services for both residential and commercial doors. Garage doors are known to last years longer with safety checkups and maintenance to relieve tension when needed. Garage door maintenance means one of our certified professionals will check your garage door before an emergency occurs through a series of safety and security tests.

Our maintenance check includes lubricating, tightening, and making minor adjustments to your garage door’s hardware and motor. As garage door experts, and the longest running garage door company in Billings MT, we know what your garage door will need.

Some of the tests we perform on your garage door include: 

    • Door balance test
    • Force setting test
    • Reversal test
    • And other safety checks!

    More information regarding safety tips and maintenance required for a longer-lasting garage door can be found on our Safety and Maintenance page.

    Go-To Guide for Seasonal Damage Prevention

    We have compiled a handy go-to guide for damage prevention which nature provides the perfect opportunity for adding exterior paint, garage door lubrication, and tightening garage door springs.

    Spring: Tighten garage door springs.

    Summer: Consider renovating, or repainting your garage door.

    Fall: Readjust garage door springs.

    Winter: Consider insulated garage doors before temperatures plummet.

    Annual checks of your garage door operation allow our expert technicians to identify any underlying problems before they cause damage to your entire system or create an issue that may cost your entire door altogether. If your door hasn’t seen professional help in years, several parts have been worn down and may need replacing, but a maintenance appointment saves you from costly repairs. During each season throughout the year, there are subtle signs presenting the perfect time to perform such maintenance tip. Read below for further description of what each season presents.

    What To Do During Each Season for Garage Door Maintenance


    Right around the time the groundhog sees his shadow or not is when you need to visually inspect your garage door. Springtime is the first season in the new year to add garage door lubrication to the moving parts of your garage door.

    Focus on the springs and bearing plates at the top of the garage door. Conduct a reversal test on your garage door to ensure the lubricant is evenly distributed. Also lubricate the bottoms of the rails where the rollers move back and forth and limit the lubricant to wherever experiences the most friction. As temperatures warm up, the hardware within your garage door system settles, and relaxes some tension held within the springs. Contact a professional at Alpha Overhead Door for expert tightening, and other garage door routine maintenance steps offered.


    Garage door maintenance includes giving your garage door a tried and true facelift. The best time to give the face of your garage door necessary cosmetic renovations is during the summer months. Painting the exterior of your home, more notably your garage door, in pleasant temperatures allow for the paint to cure at an ideal rate, according to CertaPro Painters.

    Around 50 degrees Fahrenheit is the minimum temperature needed for exterior paint to set for an immaculate, longer-lasting finish. View our gallery for garage door colors, styles, and installation inspiration. Consider painting earlier in the summer, or during the dryer season to avoid water damage.


    Before temperatures plummet, garage door lubrication should be added to all of the garage door’s moving parts, as discussed earlier in the Spring section. Garage door springs in particular need necessary adjusting whenever it’s exposed to warmer or cooler temperatures. At this time, they would slight loosening, or routine inspection.

    Book a special maintenance appointment with Alpha Overhead Door since adjusting your garage door springs are under an immense amount of tension, and need to be dealt with certified professional care. Our Safety and Maintenance page features more information about the importance of garage door maintenance, and the checklist every homeowner needs to go through for their garage door.


    Winter snow and icy winds heavily weather a garage and its hardware system. After some time, and repeated usage despite below freezing temperatures, the garage door hinges, springs, tracks, or cables could break or snap under pressure. If there are unusually noisy grinding coming from your garage door, a professional should come to properly inspect it for potential garage door repair or parts replacement.

    Consider insulated garage doors for new installation if your home experiences drafts or increasing utility costs. The inside of your home as well as your garage will be kept comfortable while the installation increases energy efficiency and extreme weather.

    Contact Alpha Overhead Door for your Garage Door Needs

    Don’t delay any garage door inspections! Your garage door is the largest moving door attached to your home, and we have the best technicians along with the longest running experience for the job. Contact Alpha Overhead Door when you need garage door maintenance or for your other garage door needs.

    We are garage door industry giants in the Billings MT area. Alpha Overhead Door takes garage doors seriously, and we regard our residential and commercial clientele best interests for a longer-lasting garage door! As your garage door weathers through every Montana mountains season and the outdoor elements, consider Alpha Overhead Door maintenance tips and guidelines.



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