Winter Garage Door Tips

Posted on: January 08, 2019
Winter Garage Door Tips

Winter Garage Door Tips

A Midwestern winter can cause havoc on the exterior of your home, most specifically your garage door. Your garage door will be subjected to sleet, ice, snow, rain and everything in between this winter. However, rest assured, there are a few things you can do to keep your door operating and looking great.

If you are concerned that your garage door may be faulty,  be sure to be aware of any sounds you hear or what your garage door looks like when you open it and close it. Your ears and eyes could be two of your most important senses when it comes to keeping your garage door working properly.  Also, be alert to the following:

  • Loose roller rackets and bolts. If the roller brackets and the bolts on your garage door are loose, you can tighten them with a socket wrench.
  • The door balance. One simple way to check the balance of your garage door is to disconnect the garage door opener, usually the red cord, then physically move the garage door halfway up. If the garage door does not stay put, that means that the springs are not balanced. If this is your issue, call a professional garage door service, like Affordable Garage Door, Inc. to service your garage door.
  • The weatherstripping. The rubber strip at the bottom of the door should be free of tears. Contact the garage door manufacturer to find out where you can get new weatherstripping for that particular garage door.
  • The moving parts. All the parts on your garage door can keep moving as they should after you spray some lubrication on it. The springs work better when oiled.
  • The outside of the door. The exterior of your garage door should be regularly cleaned and repaired when necessary. For instance, if you have a steel door and notice rust, remove the rust by sanding it before more rust spreads to the rest of the door.

If you follow these tips, you can keep your garage door operating as it should, all winter long. Winter only lasts a season, but it can feel like a long three months when the temperatures are below freezing, and the snow is piling up.

Contact us at Affordable Garage Door, Inc.

Affordable Garage Door, Inc. professional staff can repair or install a new garage door from Clopay. Don’t wait any longer to service your garage door — the only thing you can count on is more cold and snow. Phone us at 219-696-4279, fill out the contact us form on our website,  or visit us and see our showroom anytime during business hours.

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