Garage Door Winterizing: Keeping the Cold Out!
Homeowners often have a list winterizing tasks to complete before temperatures drop and snow flies, but one very important thing often gets overlooked – garage door winterizing. Your garage door should be an effective barrier against the elements. Following these simple tips will keep your garage door operating smoothly through the winter:
Clean and Inspect Windows: If your garage door has windows, give them a scrub and check for any cracks or damage, including the sealing around the glass. You want to make sure that there isn’t any way for rain or snow to sneak in.
Give It A Good Clean: Washing the exterior of your garage door will not only remove built up grime and debris, it will also give you a chance to visually inspect the outside of the door for any damage.
Inspect Weather Stripping– The weather stripping at the bottom of the door serves as an important barrier, keeping out cold air, wind and water. It is very important to clean the weather stripping and check it for any tears or cracks.
Check the Moving Parts: Visually inspect all moving parts. You can use a clean cloth to remove grease buildup from the rollers and tracks. It is very important to remember that you shouldn’t ever try to adjust any springs or cables on your own. Not only could you be injured, but you could also cause the door to malfunction. If something doesn’t look right, call a professional.
Put Fresh Batteries in Your Remote: There is nothing more frustrating than arriving home on a cold evening and finding out the batteries in your remote garage door opener are dead. If you aren’t sure when you last changed the batteries, this is a great time to swap them out for a fresh set.
Performing these simple garage door winterizing tasks will give you peace of mind about the safe and effective operation of your garage door. If you find any issues that need attention, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have been in the garage door sales, service, and installation business for over 15 years and know what it takes to get your door fixed right the first time.