It would be very easy to take your automatic garage door for granted whenever you just hit the button on your remote and the door opens, letting you in your warm and dry garage in any kind of weather. Being that these are mechanical devices, there are some things that can occasionally cause trouble.
It is a good idea to occasionally perform some garage door troubleshooting Beverly Hills style from time to time. For example, if your door squeaks and squawks a lot as it travels up and down the tracks, try spraying a small amount of silicone oil onto the inside of the rollers so the bearings will catch the oil. This will help to stop the noise and will make the door operate more freely.
Be sure the bolts are tightened about every three months that hold the door hinges together between the partitions of the door. This refers to the place that the door bends as it goes up and down on the tracks.
Be sure that the spring in the back up near the sealing is oiled a little now and then. If it gets too dry, it can become brittle and buckle causing all kinds of damage.
It is a good idea to get in contact with a local garage door company and have a technician come out and perform a garage door troubleshooting Beverly Hills session for you. In this way the motor and opener mechanism can be tested as well as the spring in the back as well. If the spring is weak, it may need to be replaced.
The actual motor can wear out over time and there may be parts or connections that could well be replaced as well.
A little forethought can eliminate the possibility of your door freezing and not working in the middle of a rainstorm one evening, as prevention is better than fixing it later.