Winter weather can cause damage to your garage door. Preparing your garage door for winter is important to ensure that it will continue to work and to keep your garage warm. Here are some things you can do to prepare your garage door for winter.
The weather stripping should be inspected. The weather stripping on the bottom and sides of your garage door is what keeps your garage door from becoming wet. If the weather stripping is cracked or broken, replace it.
The moving parts of the garage door should be lubricated. Cold temperatures can cause the garage door to stiffen, which can lead to increased noise and reduced efficiency. The hinges, rollers, and tracks of the door should be kept in good working order by lubricating them.
Check the garage door’s balance. An unbalanced door can cause stress on the opener, which can cause damage. Lift the door halfway. The door is balanced if it stays in place. It needs to be adjusted if it starts to close or open on its own.
Insulate the garage door. Insulating your garage door can help you save money on energy costs. There are different types of insulation and pre-cut insulation kits are easy to install.
Check the opener. Make sure the garage door opener is functioning correctly. A damaged opener can cause problems.
Check the tracks and rollers for dirt and debris. Dirt and debris can accumulate in the rollers and tracks, which can make it difficult for the door to open and close. Clean the tracks as rollers if necessary.
Give us a call at Chad’s Garage Doors if you have any questions or need assistance in preparing your garage door for winter.