Address the Noise: Old garage doors make a loud creaking noise, alerting your entire neighborhood that you've arrived home. You should lubricate the tracks and the sides of the door every 6 months. Take some time off to clean and lubricate the door. Jammed Doors: Do you feel like your garage door has turned into a block of ice and wouldn't move? The moisture during the winter season causes the wood on the door to swell and also freezes the tracks. The solution is to increase the heat in the garage for about 40 minutes to loosen the tracks and the door as well. After opening the door, clear the ice and water that has collected beneath the door. Check the Safety Features: Every once in a while, ensure that the safety features of the door are working properly. Modern garage doors are built with cutting edge technology for safety, such as alarms and closing/opening features that cannot be breached.