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Yes. However, keep in mind that different manufacturers may have their own specifications that need to be followed. In general, a high quality alkyd latex exterior paint is usually a good choice. When in doubt, give us a call and we can examine your door and recommend the type of paint to use. At the same time, we can perform general maintenance by tightening screws and lubricating the moving parts properly to reduce wear and tear.
As far as garage door parts and steel doors are concerned stainless steel is the best option. Galvanized steel follows. Galvanization is the process of hot dipping the material to create a resistant coating. If we are talking about wood, our technicians in Framingham suggest composite lumber since it is highly resistant to everything (cracks, water, warping).
If you cannot open your door after hearing a loud bang, it is likely that your door has broken a spring. If this is the case, you should contact a professional contractor like us to replace the spring and repair your door.
The squeaking sound may come from the hinges, tracks, or an old spring. The wheels of a sliding garage door can also produce these sounds if not properly lubricated or aligned. Another reason is that your garage door is grazing against another object.