TF Draper Blog

A Guide to Why Your Garage Door Is Opening Slowly

Garage doors operate with many parts, including springs, hinges, tracks, rollers and pulleys. Many also rely on an assist from an opener. With daily use, these components can lose their ability to open and close as quickly as they did when new. Your residential garage door should fully raise or lower in an average of 12 to 15 seconds. There are any number of reasons that your garage door is opening slowly. Reasons range from changing settings to needing servicing. Depending on the age and state of your parts, you may even need to replace your opener.

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When and What Garage Door Parts to Lubricate

TF Draper is dedicated to helping people get the most out of their garage doors in and around Portland, the state of Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our customers frequently ask us two questions: How often do I need garage door part lubrication in Portland? What parts of the garage door — rollers, hinges and tracks — should be lubricated on Portland garage door systems?

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