So, you've recently replaced your garage door system. Remember the old one that was so loud and didn't work smoothly? You've made an investment into the largest piece of moving equipment in your home, and it makes sense to protect it. Garage doors are mechanical items, just like your heating and air-conditioning system. Both require periodic maintenance to keep them in top working order. Manufacturers of these system recommend annual maintenance. Garage doors and automatic openers should be inspected, tested, and lubricated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Automatic openers also need to be tested for the safety reverse features designed into the system, required by Underwriters Laboratories (UL-325). Learn more about garage door annual maintenance.