Overhead garage doors, whether they roll up in sections or swing up in one piece, operate on spring tension. The door moves on metal tracks on the garage walls, and a heavy spring or springs provide the power.
Coat the overhead torsion springs mounted above roller tracks with a garage door lubricant. All springs will eventually break because of metal fatigue and/or corrosion, but lubing them at least once a year will make them last longer. Spraying can be messy; it's smart to protect the wall behind the spring with a piece of cardboard. Garage door lubricant is available at home centers. Lube the rollers, hinges and track while you're at it. Learn more garage door maintenance tips.
How to make a Barn DOOR..... 3, 4 ft. strips of flat bar, .25" x .75" 2 garage door pulleys 2 mending plates 2 door stops 1 pressure treated 1x6 mending plates were bolted to the pulleys, and screwed onto the door.