With winter fast approaching, performing a few preventative maintenance tasks can help keep your garage door running smoothly all season long. If you need help with garage door repair, maintenance, or installation, call All American Overhead Garage Doors today.
Lubricate All Metal Moving Parts
Cold weather and moisture can cause your garage door’s rollers, tracks, springs, and hinges to stick, which will then prevent your garage door from opening and closing with ease. Use an oil-based lubricant to evenly coat all of your door’s metal moving parts. Be sure to wipe away excess lubricant to keep it from dripping onto the floor and forming a slipping hazard.
Fix or Replace Your Weather Stripping
Weather stripping acts as a seal between your garage door and its opening, preventing moisture and cold air from seeping inside. As an added bonus, it also helps to prevent mold from developing. As the temperature drops and snow starts to fall, maintaining your garage door’s weather stripping is more important than ever. Inspect the weather stripping around the frame and bottom of your garage door. If it appears to be brittle or cracked, contact our Apex garage door repair company to have it replaced.
Check Your External Garage Door Keypad
Winter brings adverse weather conditions that can wreak havoc on your garage door’s external keypad, causing it to drain its battery more quickly. Don’t risk getting stuck out in the cold—make sure your keypad is in good working condition, and store a backup battery somewhere that’s easy to access, like your car. If your keypad is looking worse for wear, you may want to consider investing in a new garage door opener before winter comes.
Make Sure Winter Tools are Accessible
Make sure that you have easy access to your winter tools, such as your shovel, ice melters, and snow blower, by storing them in the front and center of your garage. If you don’t already have them, consider installing hooks and shelving so you don’t have to go searching.
Schedule a Garage Door Inspection in Apex NC
Scheduling regular maintenance and repairs for your garage door can help keep minor problems from turning into major mechanical issues. All American Garage Door’s experienced garage door contractors can help keep your garage door running safely and reliably all winter long. Click here to request a service estimate today.